Chris Stauffer was appointed as a VA Psychiatry Research Fellow on July 1st, 2014. This two-year fellowship offers post-residency research, educational, and clinical training with the purpose of developing physician potential for health system leadership positions and to contribute to the VA and the nation's health work force needs. The fellowship places particular emphasis on excellent mentoring, and Dr. Stauffer will continue to work closely with Dr. Woolley and the BAND Lab.
Our study entitled "The Effects of Oxytocin on Social Cognition and Social Approach Behaviors in Opiod-Dependent Patients" finished work with its final participant on October 3, 2014. Referred to as Methadone Oxytocin Option, or MOO, this study started participant sessions over 2 years ago. The MOO team is currently analyzing the data from this study, and will be publishing their results soon. Stay tuned for more information.
Dr. Woolley presented at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the second time on September 18, 2014.
Dr. Woolley presented at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on July 16, 2014 on ways to improve social deficits in patients with schizophrenia using cognitive training and/or intranasal oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the body, and recent studies have shown it improves social cognition.