October 10, 2007

Dr. Rosenberg's lab reports success

The lab of David Rosenberg, MD, WSU professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience and Miriam L. Hamburger Chair of Child Psychiatry, recently reported several success stories. Dr. Paul Arnold, a child psychiatrist, post-doctoral fellow and Ph.D. candidate in genetics, recently received an Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Grant, "Genetic Studies of the Glutamate System in Childhood OCD Including Gene Interaction." The grant follows a National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders Young Investigator Award. These genetic studies targeting glutamate and combined genetic-imaging studies of glutamate in OCD were derived from the original neuroimaging studies of glutamate at the School of Medicine.

In addition, former WSU medical student Tiffany Farchione, now a second-year resident at the University of Pittsburgh, has just been notified that her application to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program has been recommended for funding. Dr. Rosenberg served as her sponsor and will continue to collaborate with her during her residency.

Also, Dr. Rosenberg's work on the amygdala's role in OCD was featured in Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

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