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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

DPRG Research Conference

Future Conferences

Plan Ahead for Future DPRG Biennial Conference
May 2016 │ 19th Biennial Conference

Past conference: 

2014 THEME:

Translational neuroscience and biomarkers:

Implications for interventions in mental health


We would like to invite you to attend this year’s Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (‘DPRG’) Research Conference. The conference is under the auspices of the University of Colorado and features highly renowned national and international speakers.


Featured Speakers:


Kristin Cadenhead, MD University of California, San Diego

“Can Biomarkers Predict Psychosis and Individualize Treatment in the Prodromal Period of Illness?”


Dr. Kristin Cadenhead received her BA degree in Biology/Psychology from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch and at UCSD, where she was chief resident. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and an attending physician at both the Veterans Administration and the UCSD Medical Center. She also serves as an Associate Residency Training Director.


Daniel Klein, PhD State University of New York Stony Brook

Childhood risk markers for depression and anxiety


Dr. Klein is interested in developmental psychopathology and adult psychopathology, particularly mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. His research explores the intergenerational transmission of depression; the roles of temperament and emotional reactivity, and early adversity in the development and course of mood disorders; the long-term course and continuity of mood disorders; the classification of mood disorders; comorbidity between depression and other disorders; and the psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment of depressive disorders.


Katie McLaughlin, PhD University of Washington

Beyond Early Life Stress: Dimensions of Early Experience and Neural Development


Katie McLaughlin is a child clinical psychologist with interests in the effects of the childhood social environment on brain and behavioral development in children and adolescents. She has a joint Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington.  Dr. McLaughlin's research seeks to identify psychological and neurobiological mechanisms linking childhood experiences of trauma, violence, and social disadvantage to the onset of child and adolescent mental disorders.  Using cognitive neuroscience methods, she has identified a variety of neurodevelopmental mechanisms that underlie the relationship between exposure to adverse environments in childhood and the subsequent onset of psychiatric disorders, including elevated emotional and physiological reactivity to stress, poor emotion regulation skills, deficits in executive functioning, and disruptions in social cognition.  Dr. McLaughlin is also involved in the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at preventing the onset of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. She is currently working with the Boston Public Schools to develop a stress-reduction intervention aimed at preventing the onset of anxiety and mood disorders in high school students.


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call for abstracts.jpgCall for Abstracts: 2014 DPRG Conference

DPRG invites submissions for its 2014 DPRG Conference. 
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 8, 2014