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June 2021

Postbaccalaureate IRTAs Jessica Bezek and Gwyneth DeLap awarded placement in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

May 2021

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Anita Harrewijn was featured in the monthly NIMH Intramural Newsletter Brain Waves for receiving the competitive European Commission’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, which supports researchers pursuing training and career development in Europe. As part of the fellowship, she has moved to the Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies, at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

August 2020

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Emilio Valadez’s paper “Early Parenting Intervention Effects on Brain Responses to Maternal Cues Among High-Risk Children” was featured as a headline in the American Psychiatric Association’s daily newsletter.

June 2020

Featured Media Interviews

Can clinical fMRI research transfer to the clinic?

Can clinical fMRI research transfer to the clinic?

Dr. Pine sat down with Dr. Bandettini to discuss how fMRI could revolutionize how mental disorders are treated.

Image of the NIH main campus, with the text Clinical Center Grand Rounds

Clinical Center Grand Rounds: Advancing Psychiatric Care through Clinical Neuroscience: Lessons from Research on Anxiety

Dr. Pine was invited to present his talk on “Advancing Psychiatric Care through Clinical Neuroscience: Lessons from Research on Anxiety” for the Clinical Center Grand Rounds.

Partial image of the comic, including a woman and a text box that says “I am strong. I am brave. I can get through this.”

NPR’s “A Kids’ Guide To Coping with the Pandemic”

Staff clinician Dr. Krystal Lewis spoke with NPR to help develop a comic to help kids cope with the pandemic.

Cartoon image from NPR depicting 3 parents or caregivers comforting young children.

How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety

Drs. Pine and Lewis spoke with NPR about six takeaways that all parents, caregivers and teachers can add to their anxiety toolkits, including information on how anxiety works, how parents can spot it and how to know when it's time to get professional help.