Resident Accomplishments

Publications   •  Poster Presentations   •  Honors and Awards

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Publications

Kraguljac NV, Reid MA, White DM, Jones R, denHollander J, Lowman DK, Lahti AC (2012). Neurometabolites in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – a systematic review and metaanalysis. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, in press

Kaufmann WE, Tierney E, Rohde CA, Suarez-Pedraza MC, Clarke MA, Salorio CF, Bibat G, Bukelis I, Naram D, Lanham DC, Naidu S (2012). Social impairments in Rett syndrome: characteristics and relationship with clinical severity. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research. 56: 233-246

Hutchenson NL, Reid MA, White DM, Kraguljac NV, Avasar KB, Bolding MS, Knowlton RC, den Hollander J, Lahti AC (2012). Multimodal analysis of the hippocampus in schizophrenia using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Schizophrenia Research, in press

Kraguljac NV, Reid MA, White DM, den Hollander J, Lahti AC (2012). Regional decoupling of N-acetyl-aspartate and glutamate in schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology, in press

Clark CB, Perkins A, McCullumsmith CB, Islam MA, Hanover EE, Cropsey KL (2012). Characteristics of victims of sexual abuse by gender and race in a community corrections population. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(9):1844-61

Clark CB, Perkins A, McCullumsmith CB, Islam AM, Sung J, Cropsey KL (2012). What does self-identified drug of choice tell us about individuals under community corrections supervision? Journal of Addiction Medicine, 6(1):597-67

Cropsey KL, Lane PS, Hale GJ, Jackson DO, Clark CB, Ingersoll KS, Islam MA, Stitzer ML (2011). Results of a pilot randomized controlled trial of buprenorphine for opioid dependent women in the criminal justice system. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 119(3): 172-8

Kraguljac NV, Montori VM Pavuluri M, Chai HS, Wilson BS, Unal SS (2009). Efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids in mood disorders – a systematic review and metaanalysis. Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 42(3): 39-54

Bukelis I, Porter FD, Zimmerman AW, Tierney E (2007). Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(11): 1655-61

Budimirovic DB, Bukelis I, Cox C, Gray RM, Tierney E, Kaufmann WE (2006). Autism spectrum disorder in Fragile X syndrome: differential contribution of adaptive socialization an social withdrawal. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 140A(17): 1814-26

Tierney E, Bukelis I, Thompson RE, Ahmed K, Aneja A, Kratz L, Kelley RI (2004). Autism spectrum disorder in fragile X syndrome: communication, social interaction, and specific behaviors. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 129A(3): 225-34

Kau AS, Tierney E, Bukelis I, Stump MH, Kates WR, Trescher WH, Kaufmann WE (2004). Social behavior profile in young males with fragile X syndrome: characteristics and specificity. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 126A(1): 9-17

Kaufmann WE, Cooper KL, Mostofsky SH, Capone GT, Kates WR, Newschaffer CJ, Bukelis I, Stump MH, Jann AE, Lanham DC (2003). Specificity of cerebellar vermian abnormalities in autism: a quantitative magnetic resonance imaging study. Journal of Child Neurology, 18(7):463-70

Poster Presentations

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2012 Annual Research Symposium

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION USE IN CHILDREN BEFORE DIAGNOSIS OF AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Bukelis, I., Harris, A.N., Patel, A.A., O’Kelley, S.E., Guest, K., Gower, M.W., Biasini, F.J.

SYNAPTIC ORGANIZATION OF THE PREFRONTAL CORTEX IN POSTMORTEM BRAINS FROM SUBJECTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA AND CONTROLS
Downie, N.C. Roche, J.K., Roberts, R.C.

HIV RISK FACTORS AMONG INDIVIDUALS UNDER COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SUPERVISION
Francis, R., Cropsey, K., Clark, B.

NEUROMETABOLITE CHANGES CORRELATE WITH CLINICAL RESPONSE TO ANTIPSYCHOTIC TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA – A 1H- MRSPECTROSCOPY (1H-MRS) STUDY
Kraguljac, N.K., Reid, M.A., White, D.M., Avsar, K., den Hollander, J.A., Lahti, A.C.       Second Place Award

REGIONAL DECOUPLING OF N-ACETYL-ASPARTATE AND GLUTAMATE IN SCHIZOPHRENIA
Kraguljac, N.V., Reid, M.A., White, D.M., Hutchenson, N.L., den Hollander, J., Lahti, A.C.      Tied for First Place Award

TISSUE SPECIFIC EFFECTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACUTE INSULIN RESISTANCE
Li, L., Li, X., Zhou, W., Messina, J.L.      Tied for First Place Award

IMPROVEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY RESIDENT IN TRAINING EXAM (PRITE) PERFORMANCE WITH A PEER LEAD REVIEW SERIES
Nodler A.B., Kraguljac N.V., Sung J.C., Schaffhausen, C., Meador-Woodruff J.H.

PREDICTORS OF SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TASC PROGRAM
Osula, G.O., Cropsey, K.L., Clark, B.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HOMELESS UNDER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Pope, R.L., Clark, C.B., Cropsey, K.L.

BLOCKING BLUE-WAVELENGTH LIGHT WITH POLARIZED GLASSES MAY IMPROVE SLEEP PROBLEMS IN ADULTS WITH ADHD
Preston, T., Fargason, R., Hammond, E., Gamble, K.       Third Place Award

2011 Annual Research Symposium

A PLAUSIBLE MOLECULAR TARGET FOR Pb2+ TOXICITY IN DEVELOPING MAMMALS
Bartschat, D.K.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY MEASUREMENTS IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS: RELATIONSHIP TO TREATMENT RESPONSE TO ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION IN PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Chen, Z., Reid, M., Hutcheson, N., White, D., Avsar, K.B., Lowman, D.K., Lahti, A.C.

GENDER-SPECIFIC DIFFERENCES IN THE EXPRESSION OF X-LINKED GENES OCCUR IN THE ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX IN SCHIZOPHRENIA
Hansen, N.J., Blount, D., Bostrom, J., Haroutunian, V., Meador-Woodruff, J., Sodhi, M.S.     Third Place Award

N-ACETYL-ASPARTATE IN SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BIPOLAR DISORDER – A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND METAANALYSIS OF 1H-MRS STUDIES
Kraguljac, N.V., Reid, M.A., White, D.M., Jones R., Lowman, D.K., Lahti, A.C.

RAMELTEON FOR INSOMNIA DUE TO ADHD
Pritchard, S., Fargason, R.E., Gamble, K., Avis, K., Besing, R., May, R.

SYNAPTIC ORGANIZATION OF THE PATCH MATRIX COMPARTMENTS IN POSTMORTEM STRIATUM IN TREATMENT RESPONSIVE VS. TREATMENT RESISTANT SUBJECTS WITH SCHIZOPHERNIA
Ridgeway, R.D., Lahti, A., Roche, J.K., Conley, R., Roberts, R.C.      First Place Award

STRUCTURED PREPARATION CLASS IMPROVES PSYCHIATRY RESIDENT PERFORMANCE ON THE PSYCHIATRY RESIDENT IN-TRAINING EXAMINATION (PRITE)
Sung, C. J., Meador-Woodruff, J., Dahl, D., Schaffhausen, C., Nodler, A.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY MEASUREMENTS IN THE ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX: RELATIONSHIP TO TREATMENT RESPONSE TO ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION IN PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Tapia, P.C., Reid, M., Hutcheson, N., White, D., Avsar, K.B., Lowman, D.K., Lahti, A.C.      Second Place Award

Honors and Awards

PGY-3-Award-2011-12

Michael Anderson
Day Float Psychiatry Emergency Award 2011-12

Irena Bukelis
Presented poster at the IMFAR May 2012 meeting in Toronto, Canada
AACAP Educational Outreach Award
Consult Award 2011-12

Noah Downie
VA Rotation Most Outstanding Resident 2011-12

Nina Kraguljac
APA William Sorum Award
17th Annual APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators
NIMH Brain Camp
American Society for Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Award
APA Delegation to AMA Residents and Fellow Section
APA Assembly Committee of Members in Training, Representative Area V
Consult Award 2010-11
Psychiatry Resident Association Secretary 2011-12

Li Li
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Award
First Place, Resident Poster Competition, Annual Meeting of the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association
Best Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Test Score 2011-12

Stephan Meadors
Night Float Emergency Psychiatry Award 2011-12

Cayce Paddock
Night Float Emergency Psychiatry Award 2010-11
Psychiatry Resident Association Treasurer 2010-11
Psychiatry Resident Association President 2011-12

Rachel Pope
UAB Community Psychiatry Travel Award for Institute of Psychiatric Services Meeting
Argus Medical Student Teaching Award 2010
Chief Resident 2011-2012
Outstanding Community Psychiatry Resident 2011-12
Resident of the Month 2010, 2011

Taylor Preston
APA Chief Residents Executive Leadership Program
American Psychoanalytic Association Meeting
Resident of the Month – 2009, 2011
Best PRITE score in Psychiatry 2011-12
Outstanding Resident Award – Faculty Care Clinic 2011-12