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SRP Bound!

Students and faculty from the CCNC will be attending the Society for Research in Psychopathology conference this fall in New Orleans, LA with 4 abstracts accepted as posters.

7/21/15


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The Laboratory's Research Foci

The Hetrick laboratory focuses on behavioral, cognitive, and neurobiological bases of severe psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. The lab utilizes cognitive and brain imaging techniques (EEG & MRI) to identify the neural underpinnings of these disorders and to understand responses to novel treatments. The lab also uses translational models and electrophysiological paradigms, which includes studies of experimental cognitive and pharmacological interventions. His research is currently supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.


About Professor Hetrick's record of training students

Professor Hetrick’s professional passions include (a) the translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical care and public policy and (b) the training of the next generation of clinical neuroscientists to ensure that they are steeped in cutting-edge scientific research techniques and evidence-based practices. He has over 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Of the 65 peer-reviewed papers he has published in the past 10 years, pre-doctoral students whom he supervised were first authors on 43 (66%) of these papers. And, all but two of these 65 papers included pre- or postdoctoral trainees. In addition, over his 13 years in the professorship, his pre-doctoral students have received NRSAs (N=2), NFS awards (N=2), and other external fellowships (N=3). At the undergraduate level, he has published with many of his students and supervised many Honors Theses. Taken together, these are indications of his strong commitment to and success in training young scientists. He is involved in the research training of psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and neurology doctoral students. He won the IU Trustee’s Teaching Award in 2007 and again in 2012. Professor Hetrick is the Chair of the Department of Psychological and Brian Sciences, served as Director of the Bloomington Office of the Indiana Clinical Translational Science Institute for three years, and co-directors the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine with Dr. Brian O’Donnell.


Current research projects address the following questions and techniques


Temporal architecture dysfunction in psychopathology:

Endocannabinoid system dysfunction in schizophrenia and substance abuse:

Perception and early attention in schizophrenia & bipolar disorder:

Resting-state brain "microstates":