Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Trainee Research Award Presentations: “Linking Time and Space to Identify Neural Mechanisms of Semantic Processing Impairments in Schizophrenia: An ERP-fMRI 'Fusion' Study” (Jacob) and "Examining the Role of Food Insecurity in Cigarette Use and Smoking Cessation" (Kim)

Michael Jacob, MD, PhD
Fourth-Year Resident Physician
UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Jin Kim, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
UCSF Drug Abuse Treatment and Services Research Training Program


Learning objectives for the Jacob presentation:
At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the phenomena of semantic priming and the event-related brain potential (ERP) that reflects it, the N400
  • Describe semantic priming deficits in schizophrenia as revealed by amplitude deficits in the N400
  • Consider how ERPs and fMRI can be combined using joint independent components analysis to elucidate functional anatomy
  • Appreciate that the circuit-level physiology of language processing is flexible, and might be impaired in schizophrenia


Learning objectives for the Kim presentation:
At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand food insecurity as a socioeconomic and psychological stressor
  • Describe the prevalence of cigarette smoking in populations experiencing food insecurity
  • Understand the relevance of food insecurity in smoking and smoking cessation


Remote live streaming locations:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General - Building 5, Room 7M30
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center - Building 8, Room 320B
  • SFVAHCS Clearlake VA Clinic
  • SFVAHCS Eureka VA Clinic
  • SFVAHCS San Bruno VA Clinic
  • SFVAHCS San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic
  • SFVAHCS Santa Rosa VA Clinic
  • SFVAHCS Ukiah VA Clinic


Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience only.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:00am to 9:30am

HSW-301 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143

Event Type

Grand Rounds, Lecture/Seminar, Academic


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Faculty







Department of Psychiatry



Contact Info

Gina Martinez, (415) 476-7755,