DART Summer Research Days

DART Summer Students are required to submit an abstract and poster for presentation. At the end of the 10-week Summer Program, DART trainees present the culmination of their work at the annual DART Summer Research Day. 

2023 DART Summer Research Day

2023 DART Summer trainees will present their posters in person on Friday, July 28, 2023 at the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Angela Haeny.

DART Summer Research Day will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023. The Keynote Address, presented by Dr. Angela Haeny from Yale University will begin at 10:00 am EST followed by a poster session from 11:00am until 12:30pm. There will be a virtual option for the keynote on Zoom and an in-person option at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.

2023 Presentation E-Gallery

View the Summer Research Day Program here

 Sydni Anderson DART Poster

Unique associations between insular alcohol cue reactivity and naturalistic drinking outcomes among individuals with alcohol use disorder
Presented by Sydni Anderson, BS
Medical student from University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Mentored by William Mellick, Ph.D.

2023 DART Abstract - Sydni Anderson

2023 DART Poster - Sydni Anderson

Gabriel Comas DART Poster.

Impact of ADHD and Internalizing Disorders on Substance Use Initiation Among Adolescents
Presented by Gabriel Comas
Undergraduate student from Amherst College
Mentored by Alexis Garcia, Ph.D. and ReJoyce Green, Ph.D.

2023 DART Abstract - Gabriel Comas

2023 DART Poster - Gabriel Comas


Amanda De La Cruz DART Poster.

Sex Differences in Neural Responding to Alcohol and Conflict Cues Among Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder and Couples Conflict
Presented by Amanda De La Cruz, BS
Postgraduate student from Florida State University
Mentored by Jane Joseph, Ph.D.

2023 DART Abstract - Amanda De La Cruz

2023 DART Poster - Amanda De La Cruz


Mariely Estrada DART Poster

Associations Between Stress, Craving and Alcohol Consumption Among Women: Preliminary Results from an Ecological Momentary Assessment Study
Presented by Sandra Mariely Estrada Gonzalez, BA
Doctoral student at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Mentored by Christine Hahn, Ph.D.

2023 DART Abstract - S. Mariely Estrada Gonzalez

2023 DART Poster - S. Mariely Estrada Gonzalez

Megan Gray DART Poster

Neural reactivity in comorbid PTSD and AUD: An investigation by trauma type
Presented by Megan Gray
Undergraduate student from Clemson University
Mentored by Amber Jarnecke, Ph.D. and Sudie Back, Ph.D.

2023 DART Abstract - Megan Gray

2023 DART Poster - Megan Gray


Liu Poster

Examining the Association Between Alcohol Demand and Alcohol-Related Consequences in Adolescents
Presented by Helen Liu, BS
Medical student from the Medical University of South Carolina
Mentored by Lindsay Squeglia, PhD

2022 DART Abstract - Helen Liu

2022 DART Poster - Helen Liu 

Barnes Poster

Identifying High Priority Research Needs for Acetaminophen Use among Black/Hispanic Populations with Opioid Use Disorder and Liver Disease
Presented by Autumn Barnes, BA
Post-Undergraduate student from the Research Institution, RTI International
Mentored by Amber Jarnecke, PhD

2022 DART Abstract - Autumn Barnes

2022 DART Poster - Autumn Barnes


Dubin Poster

Do Working Memory Differences Exist Dependent Upon Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex or Medial Orbitofrontal Cortex Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Smoking Cessation?
Presented by Tracy D. Dubin, MA
Post-Graduate student from the University of California, Irvine
Mentored by Xingbao Li, MD, MSCR

2022 DART Abstract - Tracy D. Dubin

2022 DART Poster - Tracy D. Dubin


Ayiku Poster

Ethnoracial Effects in Neural Reactivity to Alcohol Cues in Comorbid PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
Presented by Pearl B. Ayiku
Undergraduate Psychology student from the University of South Carolina
Mentored by Jane Joseph, PhD

2022 DART Abstract - Pearl B. Ayiku

2022 DART Poster - Pearl B. Ayiku

Burnett Poster

Examining Racial, Ethnic, and Sex Differences as Predictors of Cannabis Use Disorder Treatment Retention
Presented by Isabeau G. Brathwaite-Burnett
Undergraduate Biological Sciences and Psychology student from the University of Chicago
Mentored by Erin McClure, PhD and Rachel Tomko, PhD

2022 DART Abstract - Isabeau G. Brathwaite-Burnett

2022 DART Poster - Isabeau G. Brathwaite-Burnett

Flores Poster

Disparities in Access to Pain Rehabilitation Programs for Patients with Medicaid
Presented by Brigette K. Flores
Undergraduate Biology student from Notre Dame of Maryland University
Mentored by Kelly Barth, DO

2022 DART Abstract - Brigette K. Flores

2022 DART Poster - Brigette K. Flores

de Araujo Poster

Default Mode Network Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Individuals with Bipolar Disorder and Co-occurring Alcohol Dependence: Results from a 2x2 Factorial Design
Presented by Jade de Araújo, BS
Graduate student in Behavioral Sciences from University of Brasília
Mentored by William Mellick, PhD

2022 DART Abstract - Jade de Araújo

2022 DART Poster - Jade de Araújo


Xoubi Poster

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Depression and Opioid Use among Hispanic and Latinx Individuals with Opioid Misuse
Presented by Leeann Xoubi, BS
Medical student from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mentored by Amber Jarnecke, PhD

2022 DART Abstract - Leeann Xoubi

2022 DART Poster - Leeann Xoubi