David Goldsmith was recently awarded the Janssen Academic Research Mentorship Award and the American Psychiatric Institute on Research and Education (APIRE) Award. These awards will support a project examining symptomatic improvement and inflammatory markers of minocycline augmentation of clozapine in patients with treatment resistance schizophrenia. Dr. Goldsmith also received first place in the Joe and Hope Skobba Poser Presentation Competition at the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association winter meeting for his poster, “Characteristics of Persistent Antipsychotic Poly-pharmacy Recipients: Findings from a National Medicaid Dataset with a Specific Emphasis on the State of Georgia.” He is currently writing up these findings for publication and is also working on a meta-analysis exploring inflammatory markers in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder at acute and chronic phases of the illness.
Dr. Andrea Crowell is now a fellow in the Depoartment after receiving the American Psychiatric Association Lilly Research Fellowship for 2014. Her research interests include neuromodulation, depression and the autonomic nervous system. She recently presented at two international conferences, the first entitlted,"Chronic, Mulit-Contact, Neural Interface for Deep Brain Stimulation" and the second entitled, "Microfabricated Polymer-Based Neural Interface for Electrical Stimulation/Record, Drug Delivery, and Chemical Sensing - Development."
Dr. Yilang Tang was awarded the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Honors Scholarship 2014 and presented his findings on electroconvulsive therapy for behavioral and psychological disturbances in patients with dementia. His primary research interests include substance use disorder, clinical psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics. Since beginning residency in 2011, he has published more than 25 papers. Dr Tang was recently named a Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar by the American Psychiatric Association ansd won the Janssen Academic Research Mentorship Award. Dr. Tang was granted a fellowship to support his attendance at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Workshop on Clinical Trials. He is currently working with Dr. Kerry Ressler on the Grady Taruma Project and with Dr. Dunlop on clinical trials of mood disorders.