Trainees & Research Projects

Examples of Mentored Research Projects

Student: Carina Katigbak, NYU School of Nursing, PhD candidate
Mentor: Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
Project:
Pilot study in a dental clinic evaluating a computer-based screening tool for alcohol and tobacco use. Carina worked on a literature review and provided screenings.

Students: Kristin Ow-Chapman and Brian Ross, NYU School of Medicine, 2nd Year
Mentor: Xavier Castellanos, MD
Project:
Wrote a literature review of ADHD and nicotine in adolescents, titled: Behavioral and Structural Overlap Between Adolescent ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive-Disorder) and Nicotine Exposure and Dependence: Current Research and Possible Clinical Implications

Student: Morris Edelstein, NYU College of Dentistry, 1st Year
Mentor: Maarten Reith, PhD
Project:
Ibogaine, Noribogaine, and 18-MC: Effects on ยต-Opioid Receptors

Student: Allie Calnan, NYU Silver School of Social Work, Graduate Student
Mentor: Perry Halkitis, PhD
Project:
Drug and Alcohol Use and Trauma History within HIV+ Older MSM

Student: Brian West, MD, NYU School of Medicine, 3rd Year
Mentor: Steve Ross, MD
Project:
1. Psilocybin and treatment of acute anxiety in patients with cancer.
2. Treatment of cocaine addiction using a vaccine.
3. Differences in somatosensory evoked potentials in patients with chronic pain.