Research Area: Schizophrenia
Abstract A critical research priority for our field is to develop treatments that enhance cognitive functioning in schizophrenia and thereby attenuate the functional losses associated with the illness. In this article, we describe such a treatment method that is grounded in emerging research on the widespread sensory processing impairments of schizophrenia, as described elsewhere Continue Reading »
Dr. Byerley’s research focuses on gene mapping studies of schizophrenia and Manic Depressive Disorder (Bipolar I). He has received continuous R01 type funding by NIH since 1988 for gene mapping studies. Dr. Byerley was an early leader in using genetic isolates for gene mapping studies and he continues to devote considerable efforts on these Continue Reading »
Sophia Vinogradov, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry in Residence; Interim Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health, Associate Chief for Education and Research, Mental Health Service, at the San Francisco VA Medical Center; and Research Co-Director of the Prodrome Assessment, Research, and Treatment program at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Continue Reading »
The NIMH-funded T32 Training Grant (Neurobiological mechanisms underlying the symptoms and course of schizophrenia) at the University of California in San Francisco is now accepting applications for post-doctoral fellowships from recent PhDs, MDs, and MD/PhDs.
Trainees will work in labs studying the neurobiological mechanisms of the symptoms of schizophrenia and its neuro-developmental and Continue Reading »
BACKGROUND: Childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS) is a severe form of the adult-onset disorder with a high rate of premorbid developmental abnormalities. Early symptoms of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) have been reported in five independent studies of COS. In this study, we compared evidence for premorbid PDD as a nonspecific manifestation of impaired neurodevelopment seen in Continue Reading »
BACKGROUND: Pre-, peri-, and postnatal obstetric complications (OC) are reported to be more frequent in adult patients with schizophrenia and have been linked to both greater severity and to “earlier” age of onset (before either age 18 or 22) in studies of adult patients. We hypothesized that by extrapolation, patients with childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), Continue Reading »
Prior cross-sectional anatomic brain imaging studies of the hippocampus in schizophrenia have generally shown loss in total hippocampal volume although the progressive course of these changes remains unknown. We report the first prospective sub-regional maps of hippocampal development in childhood onset schizophrenia (COS), reconstructed from serial brain MRI scans of 29 children with COS Continue Reading »
Dr. Henry received her Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University, where she graduated cum laude. She then obtained her MD from Harvard Medical School and her AM in Anthropology from Harvard University before joining the residency program in psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Henry is currently a Fellow in the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University, Continue Reading »
Dr. Gray received his Bachelor’s Degree, MD, and PhD in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. During his undergraduate years, Dr. Gray was honored with the Undergraduate Psychiatry Research Award, inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and graduated summa cum laude. He has received several other prestigious awards, including the NARSAD Young Continue Reading »
Dr. Adcock received her BA in Psychology, magna cum laude, at Emory University, and her MD and PhD in Neurobiology at Yale. She was the recipient of multiple awards prior to joining the RRTP, including being a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar and a Telluride Association Scholar.
She was selected as an NIMH Outstanding Continue Reading »