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Dr. Michael Lewis receives research awards from McLean Hospital and University of Wisconsin

Dr. Michael Lewis has been awarded a 2022-2023 Rappaport Mental Health Research Scholar Award from McLean Hospital. The title of his project is “Machine Learning Approaches for Precision Fear Learning in PTSD.” In addition, he has received a 2022 Wisconsin Emotion Symposium Travel Award. At the University of Wisconsin, he will present research entitled “Toward Consistent Findings in Fear Learning Research: A Multiverse Analysis of Fear Acquisition and Extinction Retention in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Congratulations, Michael!

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Brian Lynch

Clinical Research Assistant

Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory

McLean Hospital

Office: Oaks Building, Room 347
Phone: 617-855-2268

Email: blynch13@partners.org
B.A., Psychology, Hamilton College, 2021

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Ruby Potash

Undergraduate Intern

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Email: rpotash@mclean.harvard.edu

B.S. Candidate (2023), Behavioral Neuroscience, Northeastern University

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Omar Riaz

Undergraduate Intern

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Email: oriaz@mclean.harvard.edu

B.S. Candidate (2022), Electrical Engineering and Physics, Northeastern University

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Elli Kypraiou

Undergraduate Intern

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Email: ekypraiou@mclean.harvard.edu

B.Sc. Candidate (2022), Psychology; Tufts University

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Dr. Matthew Sacchet receives research grants from NIMH and Mind & Life Institute

Dr. Matthew Sacchet is a recipient of the 3-year R01 from NIMH entitled “Individualized brain systems and depression”. In this grant, Matthew will perform secondary analyses to EMBARC and FAST-MAS fMRI data toward the goal of developing individualized fMRI networks (i.e., subject-specific neural network), and how they relate to various clinical variables (e.g., symptom profiles, response to treatment. Matthew is also a recipient of a Mind & Life Francisco J. Varela Research Grant (https://www.mindandlife.org/grants/varela-grants/) for his project entitled “Biological and psychological...

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Emily Sinrod

Undergraduate Intern

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Email: esinrod@mclean.harvard.edu

B.Sc. Candidate (2022), Biopsychology; Tufts University

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Mindy Xu

Undergraduate Intern

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Email: mxxu@mclean.harvard.edu

B.Sc. Candidate (2023), Clinical Psychology and Child Studies and Human Development; Tufts University

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Charles Bray

Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

McLean Hospital

Email: cnbray@mclean.harvard.edu
B.S. Candidate (2022), Biotechnology; Worcester State University

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Dr. Emily Belleau promoted to Assistant Professor

Dr. Emily Belleau was recently promoted to Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations, Emily!

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Dr. Rotem Dan awarded two post-doctoral scholarships

Dr. Rotem Dan has been awarded scholarships from the National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science (Israel), as well as from the Hebrew University Post-Doctoral Scholarship Program for Women. Congratulations, Rotem!

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Dr. Matthew Sacchet receives Joseph and Susan Gatto Foundation Award

Dr. Matthew Sacchet is a recipient of the 2021 Joseph and Susan Gatto Foundation Award for Excellence in Imaging, Drug Abuse, and Psychiatric Research. Matthew received this award for his project entitled, “Mindfulness, Positive Emotion, and Depression: A Multimodal Mechanism-focused Clinical Trial.” Congratulations, Matthew!

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Dr. Matthew Sacchet receives McLean Dorris Family Pilot Translational Award

Dr. Matthew Sacchet has recently received a 2021 McLean Dorris Family Pilot Translational Award. In his project entitled, “Multi-level mechanisms of mindfulness-based interventions for depression,” Matthew will use a variety of biological, computational, and psychological approaches to better understand the mechanisms of health-related benefits of mindfulness meditation-based interventions for individuals with depression. Congratulations, Matthew!

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Dr. Jennifer Fanning receives McLean Dorris Family Pilot Translational Award

Dr. Jennifer Fanning has recently received a 2021 McLean Dorris Family Pilot Translational Award. In her project entitled, “Translational role of central amygdala in trauma-related retaliatory aggression,” Jennifer will conduct complementary human and mouse investigations (with Dr. Emily Newman) into the function of the central amygdala in trauma- and stress-exposed individuals using multimodal imaging approaches. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Dr. Matthew Sacchet promoted to Assistant Professor

Dr. Matthew Sacchet was recently promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations, Matthew!

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