Check out Preston Johnson's DARE to Discover spotlight page!
MAYPL undergrad RA Preston is famous! Check out his UIowa DARE to Discover spotlight profile page and keep an eye out for his mug on banners posted throughout Iowa City.
Well done, Preston!
Our paper on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical outcomes in Veterans over 15-month follow-up is now in press
Wynn, J. K., McCleery, A., Novacek, D. M., Reavis, E. A., Senturk, D., Sugar, C. A., ... & Green, M. F. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and functional outcomes in Veterans with psychosis or recent homelessness: A 15-month longitudinal study. PloS one, 17(8), e0273579.
Our paper on racial differences in the psychosocial response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Veterans is now in press
Novacek, D. M., Wynn, J. K., McCleery, A., Reavis, E. A., Senturk, D., Sugar, C. A., ... & Green, M. F. (2022). Racial differences in the psychosocial response to the COVID-19 pandemic in veterans with psychosis or recent homelessness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
Introducing the Psychosis-risk Intervention, Education, and Research (PIER) Program!
The PIER program is a comprehensive clinical research center addressing the mental health needs of those aged 12-45 who are experiencing unusual changes in their mood, thoughts, perception, and/or behavior.
Our services include free risk assessment, clinical research evaluation, psychoeducation (for family and individuals), psychiatric referral to UIHC or community resources, opportunities to participate in research studies, and longitudinal monitoring of symptoms.
To learn more about PIER please visit our website!
MAYPL @ MSTP-SUMR Undergraduate Research Conference!
Congratulations to Preston, who presented his UIowa MSTP-SUMR program research project at the Undergraduate Research Conference!
New Research Program of Excellence from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute!
We are delighted to announce that we will be joining Drs. Krystal Parker, Marie Gaine, Aislinn Williams, and Bengi Baran to carry out a three-year Research Program of Excellence at the Iowa Neuroscience Institute focused on schizophrenia! Funding for this program is provided by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.
This team carries on the legacy of Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD, in schizophrenia research with plans for collaborative, highly translational research to elucidate cerebellar mechanisms that contribute to schizophrenia pathophysiology, and to further develop cerebellar-targeted therapies. The researchers have already established a robust working group comprising cutting-edge brain imaging, electrophysiology, genetic and epigenetic research, circuit level mechanistic rodent studies, and neuromodulation-based therapy development. Together, they will push the boundaries of their individual labs, investigating the genetic and epigenetic factors that influence abnormalities including sleep oscillations and cognitive deficits.
MAYPL @ SURF!
Congratulations to Sarah for presenting her poster "Social Cognition in College Students: Associations with Schizotypal Characteristics and Socio-Emotional Functioning" at the UIowa Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF)!
MAYPL @ FURF!
Congratulations to Preston for presenting his poster "Examining the Effects of Mood and Anxiety on Functional Outcomes in Schizotypy" at the UIowa Fall Undergraduate Research Festival (FURF)!
Graduate student fellowship announcement!
Congratulations to Tess, who will receive predoctoral fellowship support through the Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Training Program (BBIP) NIGMS T32 program!
Undergraduate research program announcement!
Congratulations to Preston, who has been invited to participate in the UIowa Summer Undergraduate Medical Scientist Training Research (SUMR) Program!
New Visionary Grant from the American Psychological Foundation!
We are delighted to announce a newly funded collaborative research project between Drs. Amanda McCleery (UIowa, MAYPL), Kyle Minor (IUPUI, CLASP Lab https://tinyurl.com/CLASP-lab), and Katy Thakkar (MSU , Clinical Neuroscience Lab, https://cnl.psy.msu.edu/)!
Congratulations to Drs. McCleery, Minor, and Thakkar for receiving a 2021 APF Visionary grant for the project, "Promoting Resilience and Well-Being in a Psychosis Prone Population: Identifying Protective Factors in Daily Life". @uiowa @IUPUI @katythakkar1 @michiganstateu pic.twitter.com/W689wKWKyW— American Psychological Foundation (@AmPsychFdn) January 10, 2022
Our paper on the socioeconomic challenges faced by Veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic is now in press
Our paper on the clinical and functional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for Veterans is now in press
Undergraduate student fellowship announcement!
Congratulations to Preston, who was awarded a 2021-2022 Latham Science Engagement Fellowship at UIowa!