Research News

Psychiatry

Anxiety Disorder Center

Publications/presentations:

Billingsley, A. L., Springer, K. S., Hallion, L. S., & Tolin, D. F. (2016, October). Clinical severity in panic disorder with and without comorbid agoraphobia. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

Bragdon, L., Wootton, B., Diefenbach, G. J., & Tolin, D. F. (2016, October). Within-session and between-session compliance in hoarding disorder: The relationship with treatment outcome. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

Hannan, S. E., Davis, E., & Tolin, D. F. (2016, October). Chronic absenteeism and associated school factors. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

Hannan, S. E., Davis, E., Hallion, L. S., & Tolin, D. F. (2016, October). Emotion regulation within pediatric anxiety and OC spectrum disorders. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

Jacoby, R. J., Alloy, L. B., Daughters, S. B., Prinstein, M. J., Tolin, D. F., & Wilhelm, S. (2016, October). Staying relevant in the "brain age": How to incorporate biological measures and mechanisms to fund your psychosocial research. Panel Discussion, Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

McKay, D., Tolin, D. F., Klonsky, E. D., Goldfried, M. R., Forman, E. M., Hollon, S. D., & Chambless, D. L. (2016, October). Applying the new standards for empirically supported treatments: Implications for CBT and beyond. Panel Discussion, Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

McLean, C. P., Hofmann, S. G., Foa, E. B., Wolitzky-Taylor, K. B., Tolin, D. F., & McNally, R. J. (2016, October). Where we've been and where we're going: Our evolving understanding of how CBT works. Panel Discussion, Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

Pushkarskaya, H., Ruderman, L., Tolin, D. F., Henick, D., Kelly, J. M., Pittenger, C., & Levy, I. (2016, October). Value-based decision making in hoarding and comorbid obsessive-compulsive and hoarding disorders. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

 

Pushkarskaya, H., Tolin, D. F., Henick, D., Ruderman, L., Pittenger, C., & Levy, I. (2016, October). Value-based decision making in hoarding and comorbid obsessive-compulsive and hoarding disorders. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

Springer, K. S., Hallion, L. S., & Tolin, D. F. (2016, October). Patterns of respiration and end tidal CO2 across anxiety and related disorders. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

 

Tolin, D. F. (2016, December).  Treating obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Continuing education workshop, Connecticut Counseling Association, Middletown, CT.

 

OLIN Neuropsychiatry Research Center

Publications/presentations:

Choi, J., Lucas, M., Fiszdon, J.M., Srihari, V., Deasy, M., Callaghan, J., Haber, L.C., Roberts, D., Horan, W., Assaf, M., Pearlson, G.P. “Mentalizing ability in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis: Comparisons 3to schizophrenia and first episode psychosis.” Symposium presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), October 29-30, 2016, New York City.

Dager, A D. B. Anderson, R. Rosen, S. Raskin, C.S. Austad, R.M. Wood, C. Fallahi, H. Tennen, G.D. Pearlson. “A Longitudinal fMRI Study of Initiation of Heavy Drinking and Neural Response to Alcohol Cues in College Students.” Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, December 4-8, 2016, Hollywood, FL.

Adams HH, Glahn DC, et al. Novel genetic loci underlying human intracranial volume identified through genome-wide association. Nat Neurosci. 2016 Dec;19(12):1569-1582.

Blangero J, Teslovich TM, Glahn DC, eta al. Omics-squared: human genomic, transcriptomic and phenotypic data for genetic analysis workshop 19. BMC Proc. 2016 Oct 18;10(Suppl 7):71-77.

Diefenbach GJ, Assaf M, Goethe JW, Gueorguieva R, Tolin DF. Improvements in emotion regulation following repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for generalized anxiety disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2016 Oct;43:1-7.

Francis AN, Mothi SS, Mathew IT, Tandon N, Clementz B, Pearlson GD, Sweeney JA, Tamminga CA, Keshavan MS. Callosal Abnormalities Across the Psychosis Dimension: Bipolar Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Oct 15;80(8):627-35.

Hibar DP, Sprooten E, Glahn DC, Pearlson GD, et al. Subcortical volumetric abnormalities in bipolar disorder. Mol Psychiatry. 2016 Dec;21(12):1710-1716.

Schmitz TW, Nathan Spreng R; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Basal forebrain degeneration precedes and predicts the cortical spread of Alzheimer's pathology. Nat Commun. 2016 Nov 4;7:13249.

Silveri MM, Dager AD, Cohen-Gilbert JE, Sneider JT. Neurobiological signatures associated with alcohol and drug use in the human adolescent brain. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2016 Nov;70:244-259.

Sprooten E, Barrett J, McKay DR, Knowles EE, Mathias SR, Winkler AM, Brumbaugh MS, Landau S, Cyr L, Kochunov P, Glahn DC. A comprehensive tractography study of patients with bipolar disorder and their unaffected siblings. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 Oct;37(10):3474-85.

Stevens MC. The contributions of resting state and task-based functional connectivity studies to our understanding of adolescent brain network maturation. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2016 Nov;70:13-32.

Xu J, Potenza MN, Calhoun VD, Zhang R, Yip SW, Wall JT, Pearlson GD, Worhunsky PD, Garrison KA, Moran JM. Large-scale functional network overlap is a general property of brain functional organization: Reconciling inconsistent fMRI findings from general-linear-model-based analyses. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2016 Dec;71:83-100.

Zhang X, Mormino EC, Sun N, Sperling RA, Sabuncu MR, Yeo BT; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Bayesian model reveals latent atrophy factors with dissociable cognitive trajectories in Alzheimer's disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 18;113(42).

IOL Clinical Staff

 

Awards/Appointments:

 

Jimmy Choi - Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Research, Society of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association 2016, Denver, CO.

 

Publications/presentations:

Ellen W. Blair, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Stephen B. Woolley, DSc, MPH, Bonnie L. Szarek, RN, Theodore F. Mucha, MD, Olga Dutka, MSN, MBA, Harold I. Schwartz, MD, Jeff Wisniowski, MPH, John W. Goethe, MD Poster presentation, APNA annual conference, Hartford, October 21, 2016: “Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting: A Pilot Study”.

Choi, J., Lucas, M., Fiszdon, J.M., Srihari, V., Deasy, M., Callaghan, J., Haber, L.C., Roberts, D., Horan, W., Assaf, M., Pearlson, G.P. “Mentalizing ability in individuals at clinical high risk for  psychosis: Comparisons to schizophrenia and first episode psychosis.” Symposium presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), October 29-30, 2016, New York City. ”.

 

J.Santaniello MSN, RN-BC, C.Chance, RN, K. DePucchio BSN, RN, C. Belonick, APRN, K. Burns RN, PhD. presented a poster – “Using the Zero Suicide Safety Plan on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: A Quality Improvement Initiative” - at the CT Alliance for Nursing Research Conference will be Oc t 14th, 2016 ”.  (Q1)

Corbera, S., Wexler, B.E., Poltorak, A., Thime, W.R., Kurtz, M.M. Cognitive remediation for adults with schizophrenia: Does age matter?  Psychiatry Research. In press.

 

Mervis, J.E., Fiszdon, J.M., Lysaker, P.H., Nienow, T.M., Mathews, L., Wardwell, P., Petrik, T., Thime, W., Choi., J. (Oct 2016). Effects of the Indianapolis Vocational Intervention Program (IVIP) on Defeatist Beliefs, Work Motivation, and Work Outcomes in Serious Mental Illness. Schizophrenia Research. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.10.036.


Surgery

Critical Care

Publications/presentations:

D’Andrea Joseph, MD, was a contributing author to the following publication:

Crandall M, Eastman A, Violano P, Greene W, Allen S, Block E, Christmas AB, Dennis A, Duncan T, Foster S, Goldberg S, Hirsh M, Joseph D, Lommel K, Pappas P, Shillinglaw W.  Prevention of firearm-related injuries with restrictive licensing and concealed carry laws: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Systematic Review Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2016;81(5):952-60

 

Dr. Joseph was also a lead author in the work leading to the following presentations:

Wilson RL, Brown SE, Lapidus G, Klein E, McQuay J, Joseph D. The Effect of Different Classes of Oral Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet in Elderly Falls at a Level I Trauma Center (poster presentation NESS 9/2016)

 

Klein E, Lapidus G, DiVietro S, Brown SE, Joseph D.  RATES OF INTOXICATION AMONG CONNECTICUT MOTORCYCLISTS INVOLVED IN CRASHES (poster presentation AAST 9/2016)

 

Wolffing A, K. Bekdache, K,  Joseph D, Staff I, Cope J, Butler K. OUTCOMES FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE CRASHES: IS A HELMET ENOUGH? (accepted for podium presentation SBAS 4/2017)


Neurology

HHC Headache Center Research

Brian Grosberg, MD, Director of the HHC Headache Center was recently invited as a guest speaker at the Colombian Neurological Association Symposium, held on March 3rd and 4th in Colombia, South America.  Dr. Grosberg spoke about his research on "Headache in Pregnancy" and "Retinal Migraine."   

The Headache Center recently received approval to conduct a research study sponsored by Theranica. The trial will study a phone-operated device worn around the arm that delivers non-painful stimulation only (no medication) to acutely treat migraine. Dr. Grosberg’s center will be the lead study site in the world.


Urogynecology

Katie Propst, MD, Urogynecology Fellow, recently received grant funding from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists to conduct an investigator initiated study at Hartford Hospital. The study is titled Effect of long-acting local anesthesia on postoperative pain following sacrospinous ligament fixation: a randomized controlled trial and is currently enrolling eligible subjects.

Additional work in the Urogynecology Department resulted in the following publications and presentations.

Publications/presentations:

Boyd SS, O’Sullivan DM, Tulikangas P, “Implementation of the pelvic organ prolapse quantification system in peer-reviewed journals”. Poster presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Conference 2017.  Submitted for publication in the International Urogynecology Journal.

Propst K, Bulter H, O’Sullivan DM, Tunitsky-Bitton E. Peripheral Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Treatment Success and Patient Satisfaction. Conn Med. Accepted for publication.

Propst K, Tulikangas P, O’Sullivan DM. Suburethral sling procedures in the United States: complications, readmission, and reoperation. Int Urogynecol J. Accepted for publication.

Propst K, Steinberg AC, O’Sullivan DM, Schimpf M, LaSala, C. Resident Education in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Butler H, Propst K, O’Sullivan DM, Tunitsky-Bitton E. Peripheral Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Treatment Success and Patient Satisfaction. Poster presentation, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons; March 2017.

Propst K, et al. Resident Training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: a survey study. Oral Poster Presentation, Pelvic Floor Disorders Week, American Urogynecologic Society; September, 2016.

Propst K, et al. Evaluation of Readmission and Reoperation after Mid-urethral Sling Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence. Oral Poster Presentation, Pelvic Floor Disorders Week, American Urogynecologic Society; September, 2016.

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