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September 2022

Postbaccalaureate IRTA Olivia Siegal received a 2022 OFT Trainee Travel Award for her work on inhibitory control and repetitive negative thinking in pediatric anxiety. 

Postbaccalaureate IRTA Phil Newsome received a Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience for his work on human threat learning in pathological anxiety. 

June 2022

Two SDAN Postdoctoral Fellows will become assistant professors this year! Rany Abend will be an Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology, Reichman University, Israel, and Elise Cardinale will be an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Congratulations!

April 2022

Postbaccalaureate IRTA Isabella Spaulding received a 2022 award offer from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

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 .

SDAN Newsletters

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The Fall 2022 issue of the SDAN newsletter highlights recent studies that identified early risk factors for heightened anxiety in young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as several recent articles featuring Dr. Pine and SDAN research.
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The Fall 2019 issue of the SDAN newsletter includes an NPR podcast featuring Dr. Krystal Lewis and Dr. Pine, tips for parents to help anxious children, and articles featuring SDAN research on attention bias modification training.

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.

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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.