Psychiatry Grand Rounds 12/17 | Autumn Kujawa, PhD

"Translating affective neuroscience to intervention: An examination of reward responsiveness in the development and treatment of depression"

December 17 Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Autumn Kujawa, PhD

Webinar ID: 964 3660 6801 



This presentation will include a series of studies examining reward responsiveness across development and identifying vulnerabilities for later emergence of depression. Recent data will be presented on individual differences in neural processing of rewards as predictors of response to intervention, and translational implications for personalized depression prevention will be discussed.


The activity is designed to help the learner:

1.    Explain methods for measuring reward responsiveness across development
2.    Describe how affective neuroscience can be applied to understand vulnerability to depression
3.    Discuss implications of neuroscience research for early intervention and prevention

About the Speaker:

Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research integrates multiple methods, including psychophysiology, neuroimaging, and behavioral measures, to examine vulnerabilities for mood and anxiety disorders and develop more targeted interventions. Dr. Kujawa earned her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral research fellowship in the neuroscience of mental health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kujawa was recognized as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science and has been awarded research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, American Psychological Foundation, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD). 


CME/CE credit for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is only available during the live feed time and for a brief time immediately following. The code for this week's session is displayed at the opening and closing of the meeting and also in the Chair's Office Zoom Account Name during the meeting.


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December 17 Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Autumn Kujawa, PhD


This talk is sponsored by the

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
This educational activity received no commercial support.