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  1. Dr. Leanne Williams - Key Note Speaker at ASNR Symposium
    JUNE 4, 2018 - Dr. Leanne Williams, key note speaker at the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) symposium in Vancouver, presented her research on ‘Translation of Advanced Neuroimaging for Psychiatric Diseases to the Clinics' during the session ‘Value of Neuroimaging for Psychiatric Disorders.’ This session was co-moderated by collaborator Max Wintermark, MD from Stanford and Jay J. Pillai, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
  2. Effective, Scalable, and Affordable Strategies for Mental Health
    MAY 28, 2018 - As 2017 finalists for Stanford Catalyst for Collaborative Solutions, Dr. Leanne Williams and Dr. Zhenan Bao presented on their proposal for ‘Effective, Scalable, and Affordable Strategies for Mental Health’ at the Catalyst Symposium. Catalyst provides project funding and strategic workshops in support of interdisciplinary research to achieve impactful and lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
  3. Dr. Leanne Williams - Invited Speaker at Stanford's Big Data in Precision Health
    MAY 24, 2018 - Dr. Leanne Williams was an invited speaker at the Stanford's Big Data in Precision Health conference during the Digital Health and Technology session. Her presentation titled ‘Data Driven Precision Mental Health’ highlighted how deep data about neuroscience connected with big data about day to day function will transform our models of mental health and their translation into real world clinical application.’
  4. Scott Fleming Presents Poster at Stanford's Big Data in Precision Health
    MAY 24, 2018 - Scott Fleming, a graduate student in the PanLab, presented his work during Stanford's Big Data in Precision Health conference poster session, on machine-learning models for disentangling multiple disorders of mental health.
  5. Dr. Leanne Williams - Invited Speaker at the 4th Annual BRAIN Initiative
    APRIL 10, 2018 Dr. Leanne Williams was a featured speaker during a session designed to explore the underlying mechanisms of network modulation and elucidate steps to develop the next generation of brain stimulation devices that can more effectively correct network and circuit dynamics. The title of her presentation was "Quantifying targets for non-invasive network modulation.”
  6. Dr. Tali Manber Ball Awarded K23 Grant by NIH
    APRIL 3, 2018 Dr. Tali Manber Ball, postdoctoral fellow in the PanLab, was awarded K23MH113708 entitled, "Developing a mechanistic neurobiological model of exposure therapy response based on fear extinction theory." Her research aim to build a model to predict which patients with social anxiety will respond to exposure therapy, based on a neuroimaging assessment of individual differences in fear extinction learning.
  7. Monica Kullar Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    APRIL 3, 2018 Monica Kullar, a Williams PanLab staff member, was awarded a NSF Graduate Fellowship for her proposal researching the effects of cognitive reappraisal (emotion regulation) under acute stress. She was interested in trying to understand how people effectively regulate their emotions when they're stressed, and how time and distance may be more helpful for a person to better reduce their negative emotional experiences.
  8. Tali Manber Ball, PhD Awarded 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
    AUGUST 7, 2018- Although occasional mild anxiety is a common human experience, anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder have a devastating impact on patients’ lives. A key feature of social anxiety disorder is avoidance of situations in which judgment and evaluation from others might occur, which prevents patients from engaging fully in work, school, and relationships. This maladaptive avoidance is thought to maintain anxiety and is therefore a crucial treatment target. In this project, Tali aims to validate a novel virtual reality paradigm to objectively assess maladaptive avoidance in adults with social anxiety disorder, and to examine how maladaptive avoidance behavior relates to fear and safety learning. The project is funded by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation’s NARSAD Young Investigator Award. Congratulations, Tali!
  9. PanLab Neuroscience PhD Arielle Keller Tackles inequality in STEM
    JUNE 6, 2018- Check out Arielle Keller's efforts to advocate for underrepresented groups in STEM:
  10. PanLab's Dr. John Leikauf speaks at 2nd Annual PCHA-UHA Conference
    JUNE 4, 2018- Dr. John Leikauf discussed the potential for applying objective neuroscience-based cognitive measures and digital health technologies for youth with mental health issues through primary care clinics.
  11. Our ENGAGE Data was published in Nature Scientific Reports!
    OCTOBER 3, 2018- Check out our ENGAGE Data in Nature Scientific Reports:
  12. Dr. Leanne Williams, PhD speaks at the World Economic Forum
    JANUARY 22, 2019- Dr. Williams spoke at the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on the future of Precision Psychiatry.