Safia Elyounssi Wins Psychiatry Departmental Award
October 13, 2022
Congratulations to Safia Elyounssi, who was one of two recipients of the MGH Clinical Research Day Departmental Award in Psychiatry! Her poster was titled "Evaluation of Baseline Risk and Resilience Factors Predicting Sub-Clinical Psychosis Spectrum Symptoms in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study" with co-authors Keiko Kunitoki, Dylan Hughes, Oren Bazer, Joshua Roffman, and Jacci Clauss.
MGH Chelsea Community Research Week 2022
October 13, 2022
Congratulations to CRC Jannely Villarreal on her flash talk at the 7th Annual MGH Chelsea Community Research Week introducing preliminary ACEND data to Chelsea stakeholders! Her talk was titled "Assessing COVID-19 Effects on NeuroDevelopment (ACEND): Preliminary findings in infants exposed to maternal COVID-19 infection during pregnancy" with co-authors Rachel Pride, Julie Levison, and Joshua Roffman. Click here to see the event flyer with all presentations/presenters listed.
Welcome, Eline, Kristina, and Daniela!
September 26, 2022
A warm welcome to our three newest CRCs, Eline Laurent, Kristina Kane, and Daniela Restrepo! Eline and Kristina recently graduated from Amherst College and Notre Dame University, respectively, and they will be working on the ABCD and PFAS studies. Daniela previously served as a coordinator in the MGH Emergency Department, and she will be working on the B4 and ACEND studies.
We'll miss you!
Farewell to some wonderful lab members leaving us this summer. We miss you all already!
- Casey Hopkinson, Clinical Research Coordinator (since 2019)
- Dylan Hughes, Project Coordinator (since 2019)
- Melissa Pax, Clinical Research Coordinator (since 2019)
- Elena Wollman, Northeastern Co-Op Research Assistant (since 2022)
EBDI at Society of Biological Psychiatry Conference
April 28-30, 2022
Congratulations to Safia Elyounssi, Keiko Kunitoki, and Oren Bazer for their fantastic posters at the Annual Society of Biological Psychiatry Conference in New Orleans, LA from April 28-30!
- Keiko presented a poster titled "Impact of Polygenic versus Environmental Risk Factors on ADHD Diagnosis among School Aged Children in the ABCD Study" with co-authors Dylan Hughes, Alysa Doyle, and Joshua Roffman.
- Safia presented a poster titled "Growing brains in motion: In-depth quality control of structural MRI scans from 11,875 9 to 10-year-olds in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study" with co-authors Keiko Kunitoki, Dylan Hughes, Oren Bazer, Jacci Clauss, and Joshua Roffman.
- Oren presented a poster titled "Early potential indicators of psychosis risk in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study" with co-authors Dylan Hughes, Safia Elyounssi, and Joshua Roffman.
MGH Chelsea Community Research Week 2021
October 6, 2021
Congratulations to Sr. CRC Rachel Pride on her flash talk at the 6th Annual MGH Chelsea Community Research Week introducing the B4 Study to Chelsea stakeholders! Her talk was titled "Prenatal Brain Health Equity and COVID-19." Click here to see the event flyer with all presentations/presenters listed.
Jannely Villarreal accepted to University of Michigan for her MPH
May 27, 2021
Congratulations to our awesome CRC Jannely Villarreal for her acceptance to the University of Michigan School of Public Health for her MPH starting in the fall! We are so proud of you!
Paper published in PLOS ONE
April 29, 2021
Dr. Eryilmaz promoted to Assistant Professor
November 30, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Hamdi Eryilmaz on his recent promotion to Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School!
Paper published in NeuroImage
May 21, 2020
Dr. Roffman talks ABCD
May 21, 2020
Dr. Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, Director of Research Programs for Mass General Neurology, interviews Dr. Roffman about the ABCD Study and related research opportunities in adolescent brain development during COVID-19. Check it out here.
Dr. Roffman presents at MGH Grand Rounds
March 15, 2019
Dr. Roffman presented his talk, “The Prenatal Environment and Risk for Serious Mental Illness: Toward Early Common Pathways for Prevention,” at MGH Psychiatry Grand Rounds this week. Thanks to all who attended!
JAMA Psychiatry article selected as one of 2018’s Leading Research Achievements by the BBRF
January 3, 2019
Our work understanding how increased exposure to folic acid through fortification may reduce schizophrenia risk was selected as one of 2018’s Leading Research Achievements by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation! Learn more about this work and some other fantastic advances in psychiatry published this year by clicking here.