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Peter Johannes van Roessel
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Dr Peter van Roessel, M.D. Ph.D, completed his MD at Stanford University and his residency training in psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Prior to joining the clinical faculty at Stanford, he worked for several years as Associate Director of the general research unit of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, a premier state-funded research hospital affiliated with Columbia University, where he provided clinical care for individuals participating in research studies across a spectrum of psychiatric illness, including treatment resistant mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders.
At Stanford, he sees adult mood and anxiety disorders outpatients through the Evaluations Clinic and Depression Clinic and participates in resident training and patient care as a supervisor in psychodynamic psychotherapy and as an attending physician in Continuity Clinic. As a member of the department's Rodriguez Translational Therapeutics Lab, he sees individuals with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders for evaluations and research-protocol driven clinical treatment, and contributes to clinical neuroscience studies pioneering rapid-acting interventions in OCD.
Dr van Roessel pursued research training basic neuroscience prior to his clinical training, completing an MPhil in Biology via the Open University, UK, for research performed at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen Germany, and a PhD in molecular and developmental neurobiology in the laboratory of Dr Andrea Brand at the University of Cambridge, UK. More recently, he has contributed to work in the lab of Dr Julia Kaltschmidt (Sloan Kettering Institute, now Stanford) on studies of GABAergic/Glutamatergic interneuronal circuity in mouse. In the Rodriguez Lab, he is pursuing clinically-motivated research interests related to the nature and neural correlates of insight in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. He has additionally received a 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Award to pursue a novel glutamatergic rapid-acting treatment for OCD.
Clinical Rsch Coord 2, Psych/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Current Role at Stanford Clinical Research Coordinator for the BITS Study which tests the feasibility of adding ten in-home decluttering sessions to the Building in Treasures (BIT) Workshop as an intervention to help improve symptoms of hoarding disorder. Project is funded by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Stanford University and the National Institute of Health.
- Serve as the primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies.
- Perform clerical duties in the preparation of regulatory monitoring, inspections, and audits. Maintain all forms and documents, including consent forms and master subject logs.
- Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for research. Maintain research project databases, develop flow sheets, and complete study documents/case report forms.
- Assist with screening, recruiting, and obtaining consent of study participants. Schedule and/or call subjects for appointments; contact participants with reminders or other requirements. Review medical records and/or perform telephone or in-person interviews to gather data, as needed.
- Process study compensation payments and thank you letters to subjects upon completion of trial activities. Assist with post-study activities, as needed.
- Determine effective strategies for promoting and recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long-term clinical trials.
Nina Vasan, MD, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mental illness is the greatest thief of human potential today. By harnessing the power of medicine, entrepreneurship, and technology, we can return that potential to the 2 billion people suffering around the world.
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