Leap Year BRANE Lab Bonanza!

The year to date, February in particular, has been an exciting one for the members of the BRANE Lab!  We’ve had several triumphs that we are excited to share with you all:

Congratulations to Yun on matching his first choice for Internship!  Yun will be taking a position at the Albert Einstein College/ The Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY.  Montefiore Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence as well as being a leader in research that focuses on evidence-driven treatment solutions.

Congrats to Liz for successfully proposing her dissertation on February 21st!  The title of her dissertation is “Neural network connectivity during a distress tolerance task among individuals with substance use disorder”.  She’ll be investigating change trajectories among neural networks over the course of a distress tolerance task and testing relationships between network change and substance use post treatment initiation among individuals with SUD

Liz also added a recent publication acceptance at the Journal of Clinical Medicine, alongside other BRANE lab members Jennifer Yi and our fearless PI, Stacey!  The article and accompanying link can be found below.

Reese, E.D., Yi, J.Y., McKay, K.G., Stein, E.A., Ross, T.J., Daughters, S.B. (2019). Triple network resting state connectivity predicts distress tolerance and is associated with cocaine use. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8, 2135.  doi.org/10.3390/jcm8122135

The work of Catherine Paquette, M.P.S., Maku Orleans-Pobee, B.A., and David Penn, Ph.D., “Infusing Multicultural Training, Advocacy and Community Outreach into Clinical Psychology Programs”, was accepted for presentation at the upcoming APA conference in Washington, D.C. this summer.  Specifically, she and co-presenter Maku Orleans-Pobee, will be presenting “Diversifying Clinical Psychology through Multicultural Training & Support of Minority Applicants”.  The presentation will explore possible avenues through which a greater understanding of diversity can be incorporated into the field of professional Psychology and present preliminary data on participant acceptability and target outcomes!

Congrats to Jennifer Yi!  Jennifer will be taking a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Durham VA Health Care System where she’ll be focusing on treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, substance use disorder and co-occurring conditions.

The year is off to an incredible start, here’s to the rest of 2020!