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Trailblazing Trainee Award Program

Supplementing existing opportunities for trainees in our department to pursue their personal research, scholarly, and professional development interests while reinforcing the department’s commitment to our five missions.

Funded Projects by Year

In the summer of 2020, we invited applications for the inaugural Trainee Innovator Award Program. Proposals were evaluated according to the clarity and feasibility of goals, alignment with departmental mission commitments and priority areas, quality of the project proposed, and representation from different trainee areas within the Department.

  • Anna Madrigal, MD (PGY4 Resident, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development)
    Bound by Resilience: Exploring Vicarious and Generational Trauma in Psychiatry Training through Scrapbooking
  • Declan Grabb, MD (PGY5 Fellow, General Psychiatry and Psychology)
    Exploring and Mitigating Gender, Racial, and Sexuality-Based Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis by A.I.: a forensic investigation of uncensored foundational large language models
  • Elizabeth Beam, MD, PhD (PGY2 Resident, General Psychiatry and Psychology)
    Predicting response to TMS for depression from psycholinguistic features
  • Jafar Zamani, PhD (Postdoctoral Scholar, Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences)
    Exploring the Association Between Amyloid-Beta and Hippocampal Subfields in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease
  • Katie Cederberg, PhD (Postdoctoral Scholar, Sleep Medicine)
    Proteomic response to exercise in adults with restless legs syndrome: A pilot study
  • Adam Pines, PhD (Postdoctoral Scholar, General Psychiatry and Psychology)
    Delineating complexity in the relationship between cognitive deficits and psychopathology
  • Michelle Hull, MS, MA (PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Student, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development)
    Impact of Pediatric Cancer on Caregiver Attachment Relationships and Emotion Regulation
  • Robyn St. Laurent, PhD (Postdoctoral Scholar, Major Laboratories and Clinical & Translational Neurosciences Incubator)
    Neural underpinnings of ketamine treatment in obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • William Craft, PhD (Postdoctoral Scholar, Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
    Trends in buprenorphine misuse & health disparities across COVID-19 (2018-2022)

For general inquiries about this program,
please contact Kyle McKinley, Program Manager, at kylemck@stanford.edu