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Yale Child Study Center 2020 Graduates: Research Training Program in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders

June 19, 2020

Youngsun Cho will be starting as an assistant professor in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry. She will spend her time on clinical duties and on conducting neuroimaging research with adolescents with depression.

Reuma Gadassi Polack plans to continue neuroimaging training in the Yale Psychology department, and start looking for a tenure-track position, continuing the research on the impact of maternal depression on child outcomes from infancy to adulthood.

Konstantinos Papazoglou, PhD is waiting to hear about several grant applications (e.g., NIJ, Private Foundations, etc.) to support his continued postdoctoral work with the CDCP program (Child Development Community Policing) within the Yale CSC Trauma section. Otherwise, he plans to entertain offers for tenure-track faculty positions from institutions in the New York metropolitan area doing scholarly work in law enforcement stress, trauma, wellbeing, and resilience. Over the last year he has been supervised by Dr. Steven Marans and was involved in the groundbreaking CDCP program that connects community policing with mental health services offered to those who suffer from exposure to violence and trauma.

Amalia Londono-Tobon, MD has completed her Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry training and will be completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University focused on perinatal mental health. During her time at the CSC, Dr. Londono completed several clinical and research projects related to the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders in underserved communities. Dr. Londono plans to continue a career in academic psychiatry to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and families.

José M. Flores, MD, PhD, completed a four-year general psychiatry program at Yale School of Medicine and participated in the Yale Child Study Center T32 program during his last year of medical residency. Starting July 2020, Dr. Flores will serve as Chief Resident of the Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), where he will oversee patients participating in clinical/experimental studies. He is interested in teaching statistics and epidemiology to physicians in training and over the next year, he will collaborate with Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry to improve the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) curriculum for residents. Dr. Flores has also been accepted to Yale's Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a one-year subspecialty program that will start in January 2021. Dr. Flores is interested in adolescent substance use and in improving current statistical and epidemiological methods to study this population.

Andrea Diaz-Stransky, MD has completed her Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry training and has accepted a faculty position at Duke in North Carolina, where she will be doing outpatient work and school consults. She will also stay connected with the Yale community through her ongoing collaboration with MindNest Health, a telebehavioral health start up led by Dr. Grodberg.

Submitted by Lauren Perry on June 19, 2020