Thank you to our former BAND Lab research team members Chu, Nancy, Win, and Scott as they head off to their medical and graduate schools! We appreciate all of their hard work and contributions to the lab.
Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Woolley, recipient of the 2018 Research Mentor of the Year Award, from the Resident Research Training Program (RRTP), part of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Woolley’s research in the Bonding and Attunement in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (BAND) lab focuses on developing and testing novel pharmacological and cognitive interventions to strengthen social connections for individuals suffering from mental illness. He has successfully mentored many residents in conducting high-impact translational research.
A big congratulations to our resident physician Brian Anderson for receiving the Resident Research Funding Award from the UCSF Clinical & Translational Science Institute! His research project, “Psilocybin-Associated Group Therapy for Demoralization in Long-term AIDS Survivors” investigates the use of psilocybin combined with group therapy in improving the mental health of long-term AIDS survivors.
An article about our study on psilocybin-assisted group therapy in long-term HIV survivors was just posted on the San Francisco AIDS Foundation BETA blog! Visit http://betablog.org/magic-mushrooms-therapy-long-term-hiv-survivors/ to read the article and learn more about our exciting new study!