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DART Summer Research Days

2019 DART Summer Research Day 

Brian Sherman and mentee, Raquelle Bourgeois, at Summer Research Day

Poster Presentations, Summer Fellows and Mentors from the 2019 DART Summer Program.

Familia Kwanza: Experiences with Hypertension and Diabetes among Tanzanian Individuals Living with HIV and their Families
Presented by Deborah Adeyemi, BS || Mentored by Virginia Fonner, PhD

The Effects of Introducing an Alternative Reward on Alcohol Self-Administration in Alcohol Dependent Mice and Alcohol Non-Dependent Mice
Presented by Chris Baltimore || Mentored by Howard Becker, PhD & Marcel Lopez, PhD

The Effect of Daily Stressors on Neuroendocrine and Subjective Reactivity Following a Psychosocial Stress Paradigm in Cocaine-Dependent Individuals
Presented by Raquelle Bourgeois || Mentored by Brian Sherman, PhD

Rats will Aid a Distressed Conspecific Independent of Social Reward
Presented by Stewart S. Cox, MS || Mentored by Carmela Reichel, PhD

Gendered Experiences? Examining Race-Related Events and Depressive Symptoms in African American Children and Adolescents
Presented by Cindy Dike, MEd || Mentored by Colleen Halliday-Boykins, PhD

Correlates of Hedonic Hunger Among Participants in an Obesity Treatment Program
Presented by Jenna Frawley, BS || Mentored by Patrick O’Neil, PhD

A Data-driven Approach for Determining Statistical Power of TMS-evoked Potentials
Presented by Kyla Gibney, BA || Mentored by Lisa McTeague, PhD

Alterations in Posterior Cingulate Cortex Resting-State Connectivity Specific to PTSD Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorder
Presented by Madeline Hohmeister, BA || Mentored by Jane Joseph, PhD

The Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex’s Role in Error Processing and Impulse Control for AUD and non-AUD Individuals: Evidence from Neuroimaging and Behavioral Tasks
Presented by Andrew Rowley, BS || Mentored by Joseph Schacht, PhD

Sleep Quality During Substance Use Treatment is Related to the Association Between Employment Status and Type of Substance
Presented by Anna Russell || Mentored by Allison Wilkerson, PhD

Examining Changes in Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescent Smokers During a 12-Week Pharmacotherapy Trial
Presented by Iris M. Sakamoto || Mentored by Erin McClure, PhD & Jennifer Dahne, PhD

Recruitment Strategies for Two Youth Substance Use Treatment Studies: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Presented by Kayla R. Shine || Mentored by Lindsay Squeglia, PhD & Matthew Fadus, MD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain and Shared Decision Making to Reduce Prescription Opioid Use and Misuse in Pregnant Women
Presented by Marinna Smith || Mentored by Constance Guille, MD

Morphometric Analysis for Circadian Rhythm’s Role in Bipolar and Alcohol Use Disorder Patients
Presented by Stanley Wang, BS || Mentored by James J. Prisciandaro, PhD

Click here to learn more about the DART Summer Fellowship and how to apply. 

Serena Walker presents her poster with mentor, Dr. Elizabeth Santa Ana

2018 DART Summer Research Day

Poster Presentations, Summer Fellows & Mentors

Understanding the functional role of the Arc using knockdown strategies in rat self-administration
Presented by Gabriella Barry || Mentored by Christopher Cowan, PhD 

Elevated Brain responses to Pain in Individuals Using Prescription Opiates
Presented by Logan T. Dowdle || Mentored by Colleen A. Hanlon, PhD  

Interpersonal Trauma and Stress Processing in Youth
Presented by Elizabeth Evans || Mentored by Carla Danielson, PhD & Casey Calhoun, PhD

Sexual Assault During College: The Role of Drinking Motives and Sexual Assault History
Presented by Caroline Fields || Mentored by Amanda Gilmore, PhD

What’s In a Word?: Linguistic Traits of Prolonged Exposure Processing in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders
Presented by Sean Kamperman on behalf of Erin Gandelman || Mentored by Sudie E. Back PhD

Differences in Gestational Age at Birth and Delivery Type in Women with and without a History of Depression
Presented by Carlisle Hiott || Mentored by Bernadette Cortese, PhD, & Connie Guille, MD

The effects of gender and oxytocin on smoking behavior following a social stress and laboratory relapse paradigm
Presented by Caitlyn O. Hood || Mentored by Erin A. McClure, PhD, & Rachel L. Tomko, PhD

Developing a novel bipedal device and paradigm to investigate the neural circuits involved in lower extremity movement
Presented by John J. McLeod || Mentored by Colleen A. Hanlon, PhD

The Role of Education Aspiration-Expectation Gaps in the Association Between School Interracial Climate and Student Risky Behavior
Presented by Jessica Norton || Mentored by Colleen Halliday-Boykins, PhD

PrEP instead of condoms? A new HIV prevention alternative perceived to restore sexual intimacy for serodiscordant couples
Presented by Kaosisochukwu Onochie || Mentored by Virginia Fonner, PhD, MPH

Is cannabis use age of onset associate with problematic cannabis use?
Presented by Jacqueline Phillips || Mentored by Lindsay Squeglia, PhD

Emotion Regulation and Dyadic Adjustment in Couples with Substance Use Disorder
Presented by Leanna Poole || Mentored by Julianne Flanagan, PhD 

Associations of Neuropeptide Y (NPY) gene polymorphism with substance use: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Presented by Victoria E. Ragland || Mentored by Mark Hamner, MD

Treatment Outcomes of Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy in Opioid-Dependent Patients with Comorbid Dependence on Other Substances Compared with Those with Opioid Dependence Alone: A Retrospective Chart Review
Presented by Amanda Robinson, MD || Mentored by Bryan K. Tolliver, MD, PhD

Characterizing the Effect of Predator Odor Exposure in C57BL/6J Mice
Presented by India Robinson || Mentored by Marcelo Lopez, PhD

Development of a Preprocessing and Intra-Individual Analysis Pipeline for Functional Neuroimaging Data in the Study of Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Dependence
Presented by Justin Sindoni || Mentored by James Prisciandaro, PhD

Delay discounting over time in current smokers amidst a smoking cessation attempt
Presented by Jonathan J.K. Stoltman || Mentored by Bryan Heckman, PhD

Relationship between Perceived Social Support and Outcome in Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders using Prolonged Exposure
Presented by Serena Walker || Mentored by Elizabeth Santa Ana, PhD