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- Congratulations to PhD student Samantha Pegg who was awarded an NRSA F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from NIMH “Neurophysiological Reward Responsiveness, Stress, and Depressive Symptoms across the Peripartum Period”
- Congrats to neuroscience PhD student Resh Gupta for successfully defending her dissertation! Her project examined neural and behavioral markers of attention bias before and after mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for anxiety. More details on her findings coming soon.
March 20, 2021:
- We are very excited to share our work on neural markers of emotionality as predictors of response to COVID-19 stress, led by PhD student Lindsay Dickey, recently accepted for publication in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
January 12, 2021:
- Check out our new paper in Psychophysiology examining stages of reward processing with ERPs: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psyp.13764
December 30, 2020:
- Check out our new paper in the Journal of Affective Disorders examining the interactive effects of reward responsiveness and rejection sensitivity on depressive symptoms using both social and monetary reward EEG tasks: https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0165-0327(20)33183-9
May 15, 2020:
- We were awarded a new NIH grant with our friends in the SEA Lab to study predictors of peripartum depression across pregnancy! More details on this exciting project coming soon.
May 8, 2020:
- Congrats to our MED Lab graduating class of 2020: Maya Jackson, Rachel Lichtenfeld, Sophia Kekes-Szabo, and Michael West
- Maya Jackson was selected for the Willis D. Hawley Award and Michael West was awarded the Excellence in Cognitive Studies Award! We are so proud of our MED Lab graduates.
- Also, congrats to Sam Pegg, who was selected for the Barbara Strudler Wallston Memorial Award for the most notable graduate student first-authored paper on gender or health!
April 28, 2020:
- To read our recent review paper in press in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, check out this link.
March 19, 2020:
- Emili was selected for the Ford Foundation predoctoral fellowship program. Congrats, Emili!
- Check out Dr. Kujawa’s op-ed on social connection while social distancing here
March 11, 2020:
- We were awarded a grant by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. See more details here! This is a collaborative study with VU SEA Lab
February 10, 2020:
- Check out our recent paper on the effects of a brief motivation intervention on reward responsiveness to be published in a special issue of International Journal of Psychophysiology: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167876020300349
November 18, 2019:
- Congrats to Emili on the acceptance of her review paper on neurobiological changes across the peripartum period! In press at Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience: https://academic.oup.com/scan/advance-article/doi/10.1093/scan/nsz091/5671634
August 12, 2019:
- Congrats to Sam and Lindsay for their recent publications in Psychophysiology and Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Check out their work here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/psyp.13438
August 1, 2019:
- Look for us at the Society for Research in Psychopathology poster sessions in Buffalo this fall! Emili Cardenas, Lindsay Dickey, Haley Green, Hee Jung Jeong, and Samantha Pegg will be sharing exciting new data from our lab. Looking forward to a great conference!
February 27, 2019:
- Our lab is very excited to present our work at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference in March. Sam will be presenting her poster entitled Distinct Dimensions of Mood Symptoms Associated with Altered Social Reward Processing in Clinically Depressed Adolescents, and Autumn will be presenting our work on predictors of treatment response and social and monetary reward responsiveness.
September 12th, 2018:
- Dr. Kujawa was selected as a recipient of a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grant! Her project will examine neural processing of social reward and threat, and exposure to interpersonal stress, as vulnerabilities for mood disorders in adolescents.
July 20th, 2018:
- We published a new paper in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry comparing neurophysiological and self-report measures of reward responsiveness as predictors of the development of depressive symptoms in young adolescents and as moderators of the effects of parental depression on symptoms in offspring. Check it out here!