Center Cores

Center for Neurocognition and Emotion in Schizophrenia Cores
  • The primary goal of the Prevention Research Program is to provide prodromal participants with a structured, high quality clinical care setting within which the Center research can take place. The objectives of this core are to recruit patients with prodromal symptoms and demographically comparable healthy controls, to conduct diagnostic and screening evaluations of potential participants to... more

  • The Aftercare Research Program is an outpatient research clinic that provides the clinical site for the recruitment, pharmacological and psychosocial interventions, and assessments of symptoms and functional outcome for first-episode patients who are participating in research projects in this Center. The primary mission of the Aftercare Research Program is to provide a structured and high... more

  • The primary function of the Chronic Schizophrenia Recruitment and Assessment Core is to recruit and clinically assess chronic schizophrenia patients and demographically comparable normal subjects for participation in studies of the Center. This Core screens, recruits and conducts diagnostic interview with the potential patient subjects and the normal comparison subjects. This Core also... more

  • This core provides specialized diagnostic and psychiatric symptom assessment training, quality assurance procedures and best strategies for measuring psychosocial and functional outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia. In addition, the Core provides continued development and psychometric testing of measures relevant to functional outcomes in schizophrenia.

  • The Data and Methodology Core provides methodological and statistical consulting, and specialized programming ongoing consultation to Center fro Schizophrenia researchers on data analysis, design of new projects, and conduct of ongoing experiments. The Core is responsible for creating and maintaining the Center’s centralized database as a repository of Center data, and will provide requisite... more

  • The Administration and Training Core serves the daily administrative needs of the Center for Neurocognition and Emotion in Schizonphrenia. This Core involves Dr. Nuechterlein as Center PI, four other UCLA faculty members who as Center Co-PIs (Drs. Asarnow, Cannon, Green, and Yee-Bradbury), and a full-time administrative analyst (Fe Asuan). Dr. Nuechterlein is ultimately responsible for the... more