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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:

  • Autumn 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!
  • Clinical Science PhD students Emilia Cardenas and Samantha Pegg had poster abstracts accepted for presentation at the Society for Research in Psychopathology annual conference! Emili will be presenting her work on The Effects of Peer Victimization and Inflammation on Depressive Symptoms in Children, and Sam will be presenting her work on Associations between Lifetime Stress Exposure and Neurophysiological and Behavioral Measures of Social Feedback Processing in Emerging Adults.