Currently Awarded Seed Grants to UCLA Faculty:

2020

 

 

Naser Ahmadi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cardiology, UCLA

 

“Clinical and Biomolecular Characteristics of Reminder-Focused Positive-Psychiatry in Adolescent with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”

Lara A. Ray, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology & Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Brain Research Institute, UCLA

 

“Endotoxin challenge to probe inflammatory mechanisms in alcohol use disorder.”

 

 

 

2019

 

 

Joshua Hyong-Jin Cho, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; Marta Epeldegui, PhD, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA;  Richard Olmstead, PhD, Research Scientist, UCLA; Otoniel Martinez-Maza, PhD, UCLA Departments of MIMG and Epidemiology, UCLA; Roger Detels, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, UCLA School of Public Health

 

“Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Digital Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in HIVInfected Individuals”

 

 

 

2018

 

 

Michelle Craske, PhD; Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences; Julie Bower, PhD, Professor, Health Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences PhD; and Steve Cole, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

 

“Treatment for Affective Dimensions and Inflammation: Effects of Positive and Negative Affect Treatments on Inflammatory Activity”

Joshua Hyong-Jin Cho, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Jonathan Jacobs, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Sungeun Melanie Lee, MD, PhD, UCLA Psychiatry Resident

 

 "Insomnia and Microbiome in a Human Experimental Model of Depression using Endotoxin"

 

 

 

2017

 

 

Julienne Bower, PhD, Professor, Health Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA / Chloe Boyle, Graduate Student

 

“Stress, Inflammation and Reward Processing: Implications for Major Depressive Disorder”

Jennifer Silvers, PhD Assistant Professor, Development and Social Psychology

 

“Neuroinflammatory markers of early life stress during adolescent development”

Yonca Bulut, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Denise Purdie, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

 

Impact of Mindful Awareness Practices in Pediatric Residency Training