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Research & Innovation Spotlight


Candice Monson & Todd Girard

Title:

Psychology

Office:

Pyschology

Specialization:

Psychology

Biography:

The “Investigating Methods to Prevent, Assess, and Care for Trauma” (IMPACT) Lab, led by Dr. Candice Monson and the “Brain Imaging and Memory” (BIM) Lab, led by Dr. Todd Girard joined forces to support a study investigating brain changes in individuals affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study's lead, PhD student Ronak Patel, along with research assistants, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellow Nicole Pukay-Martin, are using high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine trauma-related changes in the brain and their relation to memory for emotionally charged events. Findings from this study are expected to advance understanding of neurobiological changes in PTSD and may uncover novel targets for therapeutic intervention. 

Department:

A study investigating brain changes in individuals affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).