Several Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty recently contributed to a new published article in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The article, "Thalamic Nuclei Volumes in Psychotic Disorders and in Youths with Psychosis Spectrum Disorders," was produced by Anna S. Huang, Ph.D., Baxter P. Rogers, Ph.D., Julia M. Sheffield, Ph.D., Maria E. Jalbrzikowski, Ph.D., Alan Anticevic, Ph.D., Jennifer Urbano Blackford, Ph.D., Stephan Heckers, M.D., and Neil D. Woodward, Ph.D.
Maureen McHugo, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, was lead author on a new article published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. "Hippocampal volume in early psychosis: a 2-year longitudinal study" was created by Hugo as well as fellow Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty and staff members Kristan Armstrong, LMSW; Maxwell J. Roeske; Neil D. Woodward, Ph.D.; Jennifer Blackford, Ph.D.; and Stephan Heckers, M.D., MSc.
Jenni Blackford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, is currently investigating the role of the human BNST circuit in alcohol withdrawal in a study funded by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Serving as co-principal investigator alongside Dr. Blackford is Danny Winder, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and serving as co-investigator is Meg Benningfield, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics.
Jenni Blackford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, served as co-author for an article titled "Altered Prefrontal Cortex Function Marks Heightened Anxiety Risk in Children," which was recently published in the Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.