CSTP awards over $140K in research funding to trainees

Department news | June 27, 2024

We are pleased to announce our second year of Trainee Research Awards. Part of the Clinician Scientist Training Program (CSTP). These awards support the development of clinician scientists and provide funding and faculty support for trainees to participate in mentored research. The CSTP strives to support psychiatry and psychology trainees who are interested in research and assist in laying the foundation for a career as a clinician scientist. The program is directed by Jesse Fann, MD, MPH, managed by Andie Uomoto, MPA, and supported by various philanthropic donations, department funds, and the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions.

This year we awarded seven, one-year grants totaling over $140K to psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and fellows in various departmental training programs. Congratulations to all the recipients and a huge thank you to our grant reviewers and faculty members who are serving as mentors.

2024 awardees and mentors:

  • Rob Chen, MD, PhD; Psychosis beyond symptoms: cognitive and genetic biomarkers of schizophrenia. Primary Mentor: Debby Tsuang, MD, MSc.
  • Jacqueline Chipkin, MD and Julia Siar, DO; Machine learning algorithms using natural language processing: a new screening approach for inpatient violence based on clinical notes. Primary Mentor: Taylor M. Black, MD.
  • Elliott Collins, MD, PhD; Default mode network impairments in comorbid anxiety and cannabis use disorders. Primary Mentor: John Neumaier MD, PhD.
  • Brittany Goldstein, MD; Self-directed mindfulness in medically hospitalized patients: a pragmatic trial. Primary Mentor: Ty Lostutter, PhD.
  • Megan Lee, MD; Validating changes in a primary care-based alcohol use screening instrument for predicting changes in risk for psychiatric acute care utilization. Primary Mentor: Kevin Hallgren, PhD.
  • Alix Rose, PhD; Exploring the implementation determinants of paraprofessional task-shared mental roles in integrated behavioral care settings in Washington State. Primary Mentor: Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH.
  • Kseniya Shin, MD, PhD; Event-related potential (ERP) as a biomarker for subtyping neurobiology of PTSD: A pilot study. Primary Mentor: Rebecca Hendrickson, MD, PhD.