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Motor Dysfunction and Brain Changes in Cognitive and Mood Disorders

Faculty Mentor: Vincent Koppelmans
Title: Research Assistant Professor
College: Medicine
School / Department: Psychiatry

Project description

Cognitive and mood disorders are associated with distinct motor problems and brain dysfunction. However, not much is known about the motor behavioral profile of subjects with depression and mild cognitive impairment, or how they are related to the structure and function of brain regions that show differences between these groups and healthy control subjects. We are looking for a student that has a keen interest in mood disorders or cognitive dysfunction in older individuals.

Student Role: 1) Helping with phone screening of participants for eligibility in our study; 2) Helping our study coordinator with data collection
Student Benefits: The opportunity to 1) interact with individuals with mood disorders; and 2) learn how to measure cognitive and motor functioning
Project Duration: Project duration is 6 months with the possibility to stay on longer. Estimated hours per week: 6-10.
Opportunity Type: IN PERSON, VIRTUAL/REMOTE, HYBRID - Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Is this a paid opportunity: No
Minimum Requirements: Comfortable interacting with participants, Good organizational skills, Responsible, Affinity with neuropsychology, Interested in depression and/or motor functioning