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2022 Undergraduate Developmental Science Summer Internship

Intern: Eliya Ahmad, Yale University
Mentor: Christina Cipriano, PhD
Title: A Systematic Review of Gender Representation in Elementary School Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Interventions

Intern: Iris Cheng, Smith College
Mentor: Dustin Scheinost, PhD
Title: An Explanation and Prediction: Exploring Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Functional Connectivity

Intern: Michele Day, University of New Haven
Mentor: Sarah Yip, PhD
Title: Impulsivity Comparisons Between Diagnosed Cocaine Use Disorder, Problem Gambling Disorder, and Healthy Controls

Intern: Jenna Hartstein, UCLA
Mentor: Kieran O’Donnell, PhD
Title: Assessing the Validity of the Predictive Adaptive Response and Mismatch in Humans: A Narrative Review

Intern: Kristina Kumpf, St. Andrews University
Mentor: Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD, Erin Warnick, PhD, and Michael Bloch, MD
Title: Anxiety in children with autism seeking treatment in behavioral health outpatient clinic relative to children with autism in a clinical trial of CBT

Intern: Belle Morris, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Dylan Gee, PhD
Title: The Effect of Stressor Controllability and Anxiety on Physiological and Self-reported Stress

Intern: Carter McCaskill, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Carla Stover, PhD
Title: The Role of Critical Consciousness in Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Investigating the Effects of Critical Consciousness in Parent-child Interactions

Intern: Sydney Eyster, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Uche Aneni, MBBS, MHS
Title: Do certain parenting practices influence the utilization of substance use treatment services among adolescents with substance use disorder?

Intern: Mac Gorney, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Kartik Pattabiraman, MD, PhD
Title: Experimental logical of isolating subplate neurons

Intern: Madison Reid, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Emily Olfson, MD, PhD
Title: Exploratory gene and pathway analyses demonstrate overlap between GWAS and DNA sequencing findings in anxiety disorders

Intern: Anna Pusok, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Denis Sukhodolsky, PhD
Title: Brain correlates of anxiety in autism are moderated by social impairment

Intern: Prisha Rajasekaran, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Marc Potenza, MD, PhD
Title: Childhood trauma and neural correlates of monetary reward processing

Intern: Kendall Buck, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Declan Barry, PhD
Title: Counselor Terminological preferences amount patients in methadone maintenance treatment

Intern: Ziyu Wang, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Michael Bloch, MD
Title: Comparative efficacy of pharmacological interventions for Tourette syndrome

Intern: Mehrael Ibrahim, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Tom Fernandez, MD
Title: Genetics and Biology of Regression Phenotype

Intern: Yi Voon Lim, Sewanee: University of the South
Mentor: Wan-Ling Tseng, PhD
Title: Negative parenting (psychological aggression and neglect) similarly associated with child irritability across races/ethnicities, but parenting stress associated with child irritability in white participants only.

Intern: Doah Shin, Vanderbilt University
Mentor: Youngsun Cho, MD, PhD
Title: Incentives affect spatial working memory in patients with schizophrenia and OCD