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Happening in the lab

Never a dull moment with such a vibrant team committed to discovery. Here is some of what has been happening lately!

the scan lab team had a paint party at muse paintbar

June 2022

Click on the link below to see team photos from their paint party!

Dr. Cassie Hendrix won a FIT'NG young investigator award 

June 2022

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Dr. Cassie Hendrix won a Young Investigator Award from the Fetal, Infant, and Toddler Neuroimaging Group for her work at the SCAN Lab.

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Dani bengoa is a 2022 nida intern!

June 2022

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Dani Bengoa, a research assistant at the SCAN Lab working on the HBCD study, is one of 80 undergraduate students selected for the National Institute of Drug Abuse summer internship. Click on the link below to read Dani's bio!

MORIAH ASSUMES ROLE AS VICE CHAIR OF RESEARCH FOR DCAP

June 2022

Dr. Moriah Thomason recently became a tenured professor of child & adolescent psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, as well as becoming Director of Research!

A scientific approach to navigating the academic job market

Jan 2022

Apt tips for those ready for next steps, a helpful guide

NEW TRANSLATIONAL PSYCHIATRY PAPER

Jan 2022

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Perceived discrimination as a modifier of health, disease, and medicine: Discoveries form those infected with COVID-19

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ONE OF THE TOP SCIENTIFIC REPORTS    NEUROSCIENCE PAPER @2021

Jan 2022

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Dr. Marion van den Heuvel (former postdoc of the lab) led a study on prenatal stress, fetal fMRI and childhood sleep that was in the top 100 out of 3,460 most downloaded neuro papers in 2021

COLLABORATOR amber Boots examines the brain at age 68 in the dutch hunger winter cohort

Jan 2022

Amber Boots visited our New York lab in 2019, learned about resting-state fMRI analysis and taught Moriah's dogs about the "gentle leader" - this great work is the result!

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A scientific approach to navigating the academic job market

Jan 2022

Apt tips for those ready for next steps, a helpful guide

NEW PREPRINT FROM OUR GROUP REVEALS MH x C19 = RISK 

Jan 2022

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Dr. Denise Werchan reports on her new study showing that prenatal depression and SARS-CoV-2 infection interact and influence infant visual attention outcomes

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Maternal Mental Health Starts with Addressing Structural Inequities

Jan 2022

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Drs. Lauren Shuffrey, Moriah Thomason and Natalie Brito publish a viewpoint in JAMA Psychiatry with actionable suggestions for improving current policies

NATURE MAGAZINE REPORTS ON THE COVID GENERATION

Jan 2022

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We enjoyed being interviewed (along with many colleagues and friends!) in a piece about the effects of the pandemic on early child development

OUR TEAM PUBLISHES TIPS FOR INFANT MRI SUCCESS

Jan 2022

A new report by Dr. Cassie Hendrix compiles and shares best practices across more than 50 pediatric imaging labs (open data also available!)

MAKING SCIENTIFIC DATA OPENLY AVAILABLE

Jan 2022

Proud to report that the first lab paper on a clinical science dataset compiled and released by our group is now on-line: patient accounts of COVID-19

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HONORED TO JOIN ACNP AS A MEMBER

Dec 2021

Dr. Thomason is honored to be elected as a new member in the American College of Neuropharmacology

UP, UP, AND AWAY! LAUNCH of the COMET KIDS STUDY!

Dec 2021

Thank you to our community families for "joining our mission"  NY area kids that had COVID-19 join our science team

Making pandemic lemons into lemonade

Dec 2021

Dr. Thomason's commentary in JAMA Pediatrics encourages research about ways in which children are thriving during the pandemic

 TRAINEES DIVE BACK INTO IN- PERSON SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Nov 2021

10+ students/trainees excitedly presented research discoveries at the ISDP and COVGEN meetings in Chicago

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COVID GENERATION (COVGEN) RESEARCH SUMMIT 2021

Nov 2021

It was a thrill to conviene with our colleagues from around the globe to unite in a single conversation supporting children and families

We found coping strategies that work!

Nov 2021

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Pregnant and new moms have improved mood if they choose to cope with stress in specific ways - more on our new study here!

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PROUDLY LEARNING ABOUT RECOVERY FROM COVID

Nov 2021

We are happy to join the Recover COVID National Study, recruiting kiddos that had COVID infection and siblings, beginning in 2022!

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW DR. LANXIN JI JOINS THE LAB!

Oct 2021

Delighted to welcome Dr. Lanxin Ji as a new postdoctoral fellow in the lab - already she is innovating our fetal processing pipelines.

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FETAL BRAIN TISSUE SEGMENTATION CHALLENGE (FeTA)

Oct 2021

So glad to participate in the multi-class image segmentation challenge organized as part of MICCAI 2021 - Bright minds to advance the field

NIH HEALTHY BRAINS AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT STUDY (HBCD)

Oct 2021

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NYU is pleased to be selected as 1 of the 25 recruitment sites for the 10-year neurodevelopment HBCD study!

DYAD LAB AND SCANLAB IN DETROIT TO LAUNCH AGE 10 VISIT

Sept 2021

Thankful for amazing students and collaborators at Wayne State University and to NIMH for support - let's get going!

LAB RETREAT - PADDLE-
BOARDING AND MAPLE FROSTIES

Jul 2021

In the winter we walked on a frozen lake and dressed the part in a murder mystery - summer bring sun and sports

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NIH SUPPORTS THE NYU COPE STUDY!

May 2021

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NIH and reviewers recognized need at a time time when funding was rapidly needed - the COPE study is possible because we are a community

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