AIM funds UCSF Research with Monterey County Youth

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, an AIM Scientific Advisory Board member and founder of UCSF’s Neuroscape, will conduct a pilot study of a novel, adaptive attention training software, Engage, in adolescents who have difficulties with attention.

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AIM Sullivan Family Rising Star Award – Kate Fitzgerald, M.D.

Anxiety disorders start early in life, affecting one in five children, and often set the stage for later depression, substance abuse, and even suicide. Dr. Kate D. Fitzgerald’s AIM Sullivan Family Rising Star Award is funding research to prevent childhood anxiety from worsening by increasing brain capacity for controlling fear.

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Dr. Katie McLaughlin: Understanding How Stress Causes Anxiety and Depression in Youth

Dr. McLaughlin is using brain imaging and smartphone-enabled technologies to investigate the biology of how stress can lead to anxiety and depression in youth.

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AIM disburses $180,000 to UCLA’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience- Semel Institute

In 2015, AIM disbursed $180,000 to UCLA’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which studies the brain and neuropsychiatric disorders in children and adults using advanced brain imaging, specifically functional and structural MRI.

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AIM funded Postdoctoral Fellow – Marc Weintraub

During his Postdoctoral Fellowship, he will take a symptom-based approach of examining youth at risk for bipolar or psychotic disorders.

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