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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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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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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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Dr. Daniel Dillon promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Daniel Dillon was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations Dan!

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Dr. Christian Webb promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Christian Webb was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations Christian!

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Dr. Pizzagalli takes over as Editor for Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN)

Dr. Diego Pizzagalli takes over as Editor for Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN). Diego’s editorial highlights the journal’s goals and priorities. Please send us your papers! Congratulations Diego!

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Dr. Ang awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Dr. Yuen Ang has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Yuen’s project is entitled “Neural Mechanisms Underlying Cognitive Motivational Anhedonia in Depression,” and will use an innovative paradigm he has developed to probe the neural correlates of cognitive effort in MDD. Congratulations Yuen!

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Dr. Sacchet awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Dr. Matthew Sacchet has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Matthew’s project is entitled “Person-specific Functional Brain Mapping and Major Depressive Disorder” and will pursue innovative analyses probing functional network at the individual level, and will link these metrics to various clinical measures. Congratulations Matthew!

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Dr. Pizzagalli receives Conte Center grant

Dr. Diego Pizzagalli will serve as the center director for the recently awarded Silvio O. Conte Centers for Translational Mental Health Research grant. Under the title “Novel Treatment Targets for Affective Disorders Through Cross-Species Investigation of Approach/Avoidance Decision Making,” this Silvio O. Conte Centers for Translational Mental Health Research grant involves laboratories from McLean, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, and Brown University. Congratulations Diego and team! You can read more about the grant...

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Dr. Jennifer Fanning promoted to Assistant Professor

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

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