AACAP Pilot Research Awards for Attention Disorders and/or Learning Disabilities, Supported by The Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund
The following AACAP Pilot Research Awards, supported by The Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, encourage junior faculty and child and adolescent psychiatry residents to pursue research careers by providing grants of $15,000 to support pilot research. The awards specifically focus on research in attention disorders and/or learning disabilities and are in memory of Elaine Schlosser Lewis.

The 2013 recipients and their projects:

Jadon Webb, M.D., Ph.D.
Mentor: Michael Bloch, M.D., M.S.
Child Study Center, Yale University
Topic: Meta-Analysis: Do Stimulants Work as "Smart Pills?" The Cognitive Effects of Stimulants in Healthy Subjects Without ADHD

Mai Uchida, M.D.
Mentor: Joseph Biederman, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Topic: Using Health IT to Improve Medication Adherence in Children with ADHD

The 2012 recipients and their projects:

Jeffrey Strawn, M.D.
Mentor: Melissa DelBello, M.D.
University of Cincinnati
Topic: The Impact of Comorbid Anxiety on Attentional Processing in Adolescents with ADHD

Chad Sylvester, M.D., Ph.D.
Mentor: Joan L. Luby, B.A., M.D.
Washington University
Topic: Stimulus-Driven Orienting and the Ventral Attention Network in Children with Anxiety Disorders Versus ADHD


AACAP Pilot Research Awards for and Junior Faculty and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents, Supported by Lilly USA, LLC
The following AACAP Pilot Research Awards, supported by Lilly USA, LLC, encourage junior faculty and child and adolescent psychiatry residents to pursue research careers by providing grants of $15,000 to support pilot research on child and adolescent mental health.

The 2013 recipients and their projects:

Lawrence Fung, M.D., Ph.D.
Mentor: Allan Reiss, M.D.
Stanford University
Topic: Developmental Pathodynamics of Structural and Connectional Neuroanatomy in a Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome

Tejal Kaur, M.D.
Mentor: Bradley S. Peterson, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Topic: Surface Anatomy of the Hippocampus and Cortex: Relationship to Familial Risk for Schizophrenia

Ernest Pedapati, M.D., M.S.
Mentors: Elana Harris, M.D., Ph.D. and Steve Wu, M.D., M.S.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Topic: Cortical Plasticity in Adolescent Depression

Shannon Delaney, M.D.
Mentor: Annisa Abi-Dargham, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
Topic: An investigation of anti-NMDA receptor antibodies in patients with psychosis, comparing adolescents and young adults at clinically high risk for psychosis, to those meeting DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia

Michael Birnbaum, M.D.
Mentor: Christoph Correll, M.D.
North Shore LIJ Zucker Hillside Hospital
Topic: Exploring Barriers to Care in Early Psychosis

Christina Khan, M.D., Ph.D.
Mentor: Victor Carrion, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Topic: Empowering girls to take charge of their health through mindfulness and movement therapy

The 2012 recipients and their projects:

Jon P. Carlson, M.D.
Mentors: D. Cyril D'Souza, M.D., Scott W. Woods, M.D.
Yale Child Study Center
Topic: Imaging Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the Psychosis Prodrome

Jatinder M. Chawla, M.D.
Mentor: Christoph Correll, M.D.
North Shore- Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Topic: Differential Effects of Risperidone and Aripiprazole on Prolactin-Mediated Alterations in Sex Hormones, Sexual Functioning and Bone Turnover in Antipsychotic-Naive Adolescents

Aaron Krasner, M.D.
Mentor: Agnes Whitaker, M.D.
Columbia University
Topic: Revisiting Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in a preterm low birthweight cohort at age 16 years: evidence for a distinct disorder?

Teresa Lim, M.D., M.Sc.
Mentors: Alexander Kolevzon, M.D., Tng A. Wang, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Topic: A Pilot Neuroimaging Study of 22q13 Deletion Syndrome

Sunil Mehta, M.D., Ph.D.
Mentors: S. Lawrence Zipursky, Ph.D., James McCracken, M.D.
UCLA
Topic: The Role of Neurexin IV in Drosophila Neural Development

Donna Roybal, M.D.
Mentor: Kiki D. Chang, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine
Topic: The effects of social stress on brain activation and inflammatory cytokines in youth with bipolar disorder

Amy M. Yule, M.D.
Mentor: Timothy E. Wilens, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Topic: The Impact of Exposure to Parental Substance Use Disorders (SUD) on SUD Risk in Growing-up Boys and Girls

For additional information about the AACAP Pilot Research Awards, please contact Celia Johnson, AACAP Research and Training Coordinator at cjohnson@aacap.org or at 202-587-9664.