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Trainee Research Award Presentations

Presentation #1:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Behavior and Physical Health

Speaker #1:
Kristen Nishimi, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Science
Mental Health Service, San Francisco VC Health Care System
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe associations of PTSD with COVID-19 related sequelae
  • Describe associations of PTSD with risk for breakthrough COVID-19 infection
  • Understand associations of PTSD symptoms with COVID-19 related behaviors, including vaccination

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Presentation #2
Systematic Characterization of Social Attachment Behaviors and Their Underlying Molecular Substrates

Speaker #2:
Shuyu Wang, MD, PhD
Resident Physician
Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize that prairie voles offer an exciting opportunity to examine the neural circuitry of attachment
  • Appreciate that with recent advances in machine learning, we can track animal movements with unprecedented detail and make progress toward unbiased analysis of social behaviors
  • Appreciate that single cell sequencing methods represent a step toward unraveling the complex heterogeneity of the brain

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UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, and therapists who participate in this activity.

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