Alumni

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Name

Supervisor

Degree

Year

Thesis

Current position (*variable times post-graduation)

Rohit Lodhi

Katherine Aitchison

PhD (FT)

2018

Understanding and mitigating adverse health outcomes in mental illness

Clinical Assistant Professor (University of Saskatchewan); Psychiatrist

Sudhakar Sivapalan

Katherine Aitchison

MSc (PT)

2017

Non-verbal cognitive domain functions positively associate with mildly elevated fasting blood glucose in individuals presenting with a psychotic llness

Clinical Assistant Professor (UofA); Psychiatrist

Paramjit Bhardwaj

Nick Coupland

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

PhD (FT)

2017

Variation in in vivo prefrontal GABA, glutamate and glutamine - effects of reproductive factors, cortisol and major depressive disorder

 

Dimitar Ourdev

Satyabrata Kar

MSc (FT)

2017

The role of b-amyloid peptides in kainic acid-induced toxicity and its implications in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

Law school, UCalgary

Ericson Dametto

Andrew Greenshaw

Serdar Dursun

PhD (FT)

2017

Neurocysticercosis and related seizures

Neurologist

Brenda Maire

Andrew Greenshaw 

Anthony Joyce

MSc (PT)

2017

Group cohesion in substance abuse treatment

Provincial Homicide Family Liaison at Government of Alberta

David Rossolatos

Katherine Aitchison

MSc (FT)

2017

A variant in the comt gene and psychosis in youth who have used cannabis

Medical school (UofA)

Deena Hamza

Peter Silverstone

Andrew Greenshaw

PhD (FT)

2017

Possible effectiveness of a novel multimodal school-based program, EMPATHY, to reduce substance misuse in youth: a mixed methods intervention

Research Associate, Family Medicine

Chandra Ashton

Peter Silverstone

PhD (FT)

2016

The trauma and attachment group (tag) program: an ethnographic exploration of an intensive dyad-based group intervention for traumatized youth

Counselling Psychologist, Kells Counselling

Erin Martin

Peter Silverstone

PhD (FT)

2016

Adult education to help reduce child sexual abuse: developing novel classroom and online approaches designed to change knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours

Therapist at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton

Huining Guo

Xin-Min Li

MSc (FT)

2016

Treating depression with ultrasound: an exploratory study

Physician-scientist, China

Mary-Anne MacKay

Serdar Dursun

PhD (PT)

2016

The use of adjuvant l-arginine in schizophrenia: a behavioural and neurochemical analysis

Behavioural Health Consultant, Southside Primary Care Network, Edmonton

Saleem Al-Nuaimi

Christopher Power

Glen Baker

MSc (PT)

2016

Plasma levels of neuroactive steroids in panic disorder patients and healthy volunteers following pentagastrin versus placebo injections

Psychiatrist

Yanlin Wang

Satyabrata Kar

PhD (FT)

2016

Roles of the insulin-like growth factor-II/cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor and cathepsin d in Alzheimer's disease pathology

Medical Product Manager at Biohop Technologies Inc., Vancouver

Dmitriy Matveychuk

Glen Baker

PhD (FT)

2015

Novel properties of the multifaceted drug phenelzine and its metabolite beta-phenylethylidenehydrazine

Medical school, UCalgary

Ji Yun Chung

Satyabrata Kar

MSc (FT)

2015

Effect of cholesterol accumulation on the metabolism of amyloid precursor protein (APP) in cultured N2a cells

 

Leslie Roper

Katherine Aitchison

Scot Purdon

MSc (PT)

2015

Delineating factors associated with vulnerability to psychosis in young people

Research Coordinator, UofA

Yasmeen Krameddine

Peter Silverstone

Trish Reay

PhD (FT)

2015

Developing, implementing and evaluating a mental health training program for police officers

Postdoctoral Fellow, UofA

Michael Mazo

Kathleen Hegadoren

Esther Fujiwara

MSc (FT)

2014

Delineating the relationship between self-trust and generalized self-efficacy: implications for mental health

Youth counsellor, Metro Toronto

Scott Hess

Glen Baker

PhD (FT)

2014

Depression, cardiovascular disease and amino acids

 

Simona Folescu

Serdar Dursun

MSc (PT)

2014

An audit of use of high doses of antipsychotics

Psychiatrist

Victoria Suen

Peter Silverstone

PhD (FT)

2014

Examination of financial decision-making in sub-threshold gamblers

Manager, Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network, AHS

Ashley Radomski

Esther Fujiwara

MSc (FT)

2013

Decision making under risk in multiple sclerosis

PhD program, Pediatrics, UofA

Bibaswan Ghoshal

Satyabrata Kar

MSc (FT)

2013

Role of glutamate and GABA in a mouse model expressing mutant human app in the absence of npc1 protein

PhD program, ALES, UofA

David Kumpula

Glen Baker

MSc (FT)

2013

The antidepressant/antipanic/neuroprotective drug phenelzine: neuropharmacological and drug metabolism studies

 

Sara Tomlinson

Esther Fujiwara

MSc (PT)

2013

Decision making under risk in patients with HIV

Executive Associate, AHS

Alyssa McEwen

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (FT)

2012

Glutamate levels in the medial prefrontal cortex of healthy women during pregnancy and the postpartum

 

Bonnie Lakusta

Phil Tibbo

PhD (FT)

2012

A 1h-MRS and neurocognitive analysis of psychotic symptoms in stimulant dependence

Independent contractor

Carlee Ruddy

Anthony Joyce

MSc (PT)

2012

Concurrent disorders: the lived experience of youth in the continuum of Alberta treatment services

Senior Consultant In Addiction and Mental Health, AHS

Mohammad Al-Ghamdi

Serdar Dursun

MSc (PT)

2012

Phasic electrodermal activity in schizophrenia: skin conductance response in unmedicated schizophrenic patients in comparison to normal controls

Psychiatrist

Pravesh Vallabh

Bruce Dick

MSc (PT)

2012

Social stigma perceived by patients with chronic pain attending a cognitive behavioral pain management program (Pain 101)

Psychiatrist, Fraser Health Authority, Clinical Instructor, UBC

Comfort Airuehia

Kathryn Todd

MSc (FT)

2011

The effects of estrogen on the function of microglia

 

Denee Burgess

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (FT)

2011

1h-MRS measurements of brain metabolites in postpartum depression and pregnancy

Business owner

Maarit Cristall

Anthony Joyce

MSc (PT)

2011

A comparison of self-harming behaviours in two prevalent groups of psychiatric outpatients

Senior Analyst, AHS

Nicholas Mitchell

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (PT)

2011

Glutamate in the medial prefrontal cortex in the early postpartum

Associate Clinical Professor, UofA

Rachel Grills

Nick Coupland

MSc (FT)

2011

Brain neurochemicals in generalized social anxiety disorder: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study

Health Promotion Facilitator, AHS

Rana Dadashova

Peter Silverstone

MSc (PT)

2011

Is atomoxetine effective in treating nicotine withdrawal? A double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose study

Project manager, CaRE Arthritis

Anitha Kodam

Satyabrata Kar

MSc (FT)

2010

Cellular level/distribution of y-secretase subunit nicastrin and its modulator p23 in the brain

 

Asha Amrit Raj

Satyabrata Kar

PhD (FT)

2010

Role of IGF-II/M6P receptor in the regulation of brain function

Informatics Architect, Department of Veterans Affairs, USA

Jody Arndt

Esther Fujiwara

MSc (FT)

2010

Individual differences in emotion regulation and their impact on selective attention

PhD program, Psychology, UCalgary

Scott Aylwin

Anthony Joyce

PhD (PT)

2010

The therapeutic alliance in sex offender treatment: the juxtaposition of violence and care

Senior Director of Operations, Addiction & Mental Health, Covenant Health Canada

Christine Sribney

Anthony Joyce

MSc (PT)

2009

The development of the level of motivation scale and the treatment engagement scale for adolescent sex offenders

Clinical Psychologist

Erin MacKenzie

Peter Silverstone

PhD (FT)

2009

Neurochemical and neuroprotective aspects of phenelzine and its active metabolite phenylethylidenehydrazine (PEH)

Scientific Advisor, CNS at Lundbeck Canada

Kaitlin Chivers-Wilson

Kathleen Hegadoren

MSc (FT)

2009

Violence against women: impacts on psychological health and stress hormones

Medical school, UCalgary

Paramjit Bhardwaj

Nick Coupland

MSc (FT)

2009

Cortisol decreases prefrontal glutamine concentrations

PhD program, Psychiatry, UofA

Ulrich Wolfaardt

Anthony Joyce

PhD (FT)

2009

Assessing the reliability, predictive validity, and clinical utility of the core conflictual relationship theme (CCRT) formulation method

Business school

Atul Khullar

Phil Tibbo

MSc (PT)

2008

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of quetiapine as add-on therapy to the treatment of non-psychotic unipolar depression

Psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor, UofA

Jerome Foo

Kathleen Hegadoren

Nick Coupland

MSc (FT)

2008

Callosal morphology differences in major depressive disorder associated with adverse childhood experiences

Postdoctoral Researcher at Central Institute of Mental Health, Frankfurt, Germany

Jorge Perez-Parada

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (PT)

2008

Delayed increase in LDL cholesterol following pentagastrin-induced panic attacks

Psychiatrist

Lauren Jantzie

Kathryn Todd

PhD (FT)

2008

The role of neuroinflammation in cell death and cell survival after neonatal hypoxia-ischemia

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, U New Mexico

Neha Batra-Garga

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (FT)

2008

Proton MRS measurement of brain glutamate levels in premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Senior Knowledge Translation Policy Advisor, Alberta Health

Philippus Wessels

Peter Silverstone

MSc (PT)

2008

Investigating bipolar depression in an outpatient psychiatric population: frequency and differentiation from unipolar depression

Medical school

Scott Hess

Kathryn Todd

MSc (FT)

2008

Effects of combined creatine and hypothermia following neonatal hypoxic-ischemia

PhD program, Psychiatry, UofA

Tina O'Donnell

Kathleen Hegadoren

Glen Baker

PhD (FT)

2008

CRH and AVP in depressed women with and without histories of interpersonal trauma

 

Emily Bell

Peter Silverstone

PhD (FT)

2007

Functional imaging in mood disorders

Higher education and professional skills specialist

Katherine Rittenbach

Glen Baker

PhD (FT)

2007

Investigations into the metabolism of two novel neuroprotective agents by human cytochrome P450 enzymes

Assistant Scientific Director AHS Addiction and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network

Agitha Valiakalayil

Phil Tibbo

MSc (FT)

2006

Proton MRS investigation of glutamate and executive functioning in first episode psychosis

Clinical Psychologist

Bernard Sowa

Glen Baker

Kathryn Todd

PhD (FT)

2006

Neurochemical and neuroprotective properties of phenylethylidenehydrazine analogues

 

Brent McGrath

Peter Silverstone

PhD (FT)

2006

Examination of the role of the phosphatidylinositol (PI) cycle in bipolar and unipolar depression

Fellow in Cardiology, UofA

Jeffery Armstrong

Nick Coupland

MSc (FT)

2006

Variable motivational value of facial expressions of emotion

 

Patricia Ting

Nick Coupland

MSc (FT)

2006

The effects of alcohol on facial emotion recognition

 

Catherine Ogilvie

Nick Coupland

MSc (FT)

2005

Validity and reliability of novel methods using h-MRS for the in-vivo detection of GABA, glutamate, and myo-inositol in the human prefrontal cortex

 

Diane McNeil

Anthony Joyce

PhD (PT)

2005

Patient, therapist, and observer perspectives on cohesion and alliance and their relationship to outcome in psychodynamic group psychotherapy for persons experiencing complicated grief

Director of Promotion, Prevention and Community Initiatives, AHS

Mizanur Chowdhury

Andrew Greenshaw

MSc (PT)

2005

Dopamine - glutamate in reward and locomotion

 

Yoko Azumaya

Kathryn Todd

MSc (PT)

2004

Investigation of neuroprotective effect of phenelzine

Law school, UofA

Emily Bell

Peter Silverstone

MSc (FT)

2003

Neurocircuitry of social phobia: functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of a public speaking task

PhD program, Psychiatry, UofA

Wendy Chrapko

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (PT)

2003

Nitric oxide and major depressive disorder

 

Anna-Marie Biondo

Andrew Greenshaw

MSc (FT)

2002

Effects of 7-OH-DPAT and NBOX on reward and locomotion in rats

 

Daniel Li

Phil Tibbo

MSc (PT)

2002

Striatal dopamine and social phobia: a spect study using 123i-epidepride

 

Emily Gordon

Glen Baker

MSc (FT)

2002

Neurochemical studies on clozapine and lamotrigine

 

Eva Kwan

Kathryn Todd

MSc (PT)

2002

A novel deprenyl analogue, n'methyl, n'propargyl-2-phenylethylamine (mppe), increases neuronal cell survival in thiamine deficiency encephalopathy

 

Jeff Sych

Anthony Joyce

MSc (PT)

2002

Quality of object relations, defense style and outcome in short-term time-limited, individual psychotherapy

Clinic Manager, AHS; Clinical Psychologist

Nathalie Lara

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (FT)

2002

The role or nitric oxide in patients with mood and anxiety symptoms and in their pharmacological treatment

 

Pierre Chue

Glen Baker

MSc (FT)

2002

Investigation of the metabolic effects of antipsychotics

Edmonton Zone Department Head, Addictions and Mental Health, AHS; Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, UofA

Richelle Booker

Glen Baker

MSc (FT)

2002

Effects of hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) on the metabolism and uptake of r-aminobutyric acid (GABA)

Scientist, Government of Canada

Sheila Asghar

Anthony Joyce

MSc (FT)

2002

The effects of amphetamine in healthy volunteers

 

Glendon Tait

Jean-Michel LeMelledo

MSc (FT)

2001

The influence of female hormones and other neuroactive steroids on panic disorder

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Dalhousie University

Michele Ulrich

Peter Silverstone

MSc (FT)

2001

Phosphatidylinositol cycle and bipolar disorder: investigation of intracellular calcium

Medical school, UofA

Tina O'Donnell

Peter Silverstone

MSc (FT)

2001

The neurochemical effects of lithium and valproate.

 

Natasha Ballen

Anthony Joyce

MSc (PT)

2000

Patient insight in short-term, time-limited, dynamic psychotherapy

Clinical Psychologist

Sylvie Pappas

Stephen Newman

MSc (FT)

1999

The familial aggregation of agoraphobia

Neuropsychologist

Christina Sheldon

Stephen Newman

MSc (FT)

1998

Diagnostic criteria for depression in the elderly

 

Darrell Panich

Roger Bland

MSc (FT)

1997

Motor patterns in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Vice-President, Clinical Affairs at RepliCel Life Sciences

Sarah Waddock

Andrew Greenshaw

MSc (FT)

1997

Behavioral and neurochemical effects of 5ht-related drugs in a model of mesolimbic dopamine hyperactivity

 

Stanislaw Mlynczak

Glen Baker

MSc (PT)

1993

Screening of psychotic patients for the shizophreniform variant of narcolepsy

 

Sherry Fawcett

Peter Silverstone

MSc (FT)

1992

Presynaptic catecholamine mechanisms in amphetamine conditioned behaviors

Psychiatrist

Kathleen Hegadoren

Glen Baker

MSc (FT)

1991

Effects of iprindole on fenfluramine and norfenfluramine in rat brain and liver

Professor of Nursing, UofA