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Global Initiatives

Translational Research in NeuroImaging
Dr. Nanyin Zhang has established research collaboration with Dr. LI Tao at the West China Hospital in Sichuan University, China. Dr. Li's research interest focuses on schizophrenia. In her lab, they have scanned approximately 500 human subjects including unmedicated patients with schizophrenia, subjects with 6-12 month post-medication follow-up, first-level relatives of schizophrenia patients, and the matched controls. Their data increased our patient pool. In return, Dr. Zhang helps them process the data they have. As part of this collaboration, a graduate student from Dr. Li's lab will come to CCNI early next year to study data processing.

Portugal Collaboration
Dr. Jean King has formed a collaboration with Dr. Óscar Gonçalves and Dr. Ana Mesquita at the Center for Research in Psychology (CIPsi) from the School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal. The main focus of the researchers at the University of Minho is to study the neuropsychological, neuroanatomical, and psychophsyiological correlates of cognitive-emotional processes in different psychiatric conditions. Dr. King and the team at the CCNI will collaborate in the study by lending functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) expertise and facilities.

Other Collaborations

UMASS Amherst Collaboration
Dr. Jean King and Dr. Constance Moore have launched a collaborative effort between researchers at UMASS-Worcester and UMASS-Amherst in bringing together experience in clinical assessment and neuroimaging techniques with strengths in cognitive/affective testing and complimentary, alternative interventions. The team at UMASS-Worcester provides extensive clinical experience, access to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and established neuroimaging capabilities. The long-term collaboration will build on these strengths to investigate innovative outcome measures for ASD, all the while, bringing seven different researchers with specific areas of expertise to carry out a research project across campus interaction.