2017-2018 NNCI Scholars

Yash B. Joshi, MD, PhD, MBE
University of California - San Diego

Yash Joshi is currently a PGY III research track resident at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his MD/PhD training at Temple University studying stress and inflammation in pre-clinical mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease and also received a contemporaneous Master of Bioethics degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In residency training, he is investigating biomarkers of cognitive remediation strategies in schizophrenia. He is interested in scaling up novel therapeutic interventions like cognitive remediation from academic centers to community settings to help maximize clinical impact. Yash is heavily involved in medical and graduate medical education, and looks forward to contributing to AADPRT/BRAIN Conference as a 2018 NNCI Scholar.

Alison Lenet, MD
NY State Psychiatric Institute / NY Presbyterian Columbia/Cornell

Alison is a PGY6 chief resident in the Child and Adolescent Residency Training Program dat NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia/Cornell. During her training she has been involved in several projects focused on the improvement of resident and community education through use of active learning techniques. Her NNCI submission combined a review of developmental stages, a short video about neurobiology, and an interactive storytelling exercise to teach how specific psychiatric disorders may impact a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Elizabeth Madva, MD
MGH/McLean/Harvard Medical School

Lizzy is a PGY3 resident in the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital psychiatry residency program. She has a background in developmental psychology and autism research, dating back to her years at Yale as a Cognitive Science major. As a medical student at Weill Cornell, she developed an interest in somatic symptom and functional neurologic disorders and has continued to explore this in residency. Lizzy’s NNCI submission included a storyboard and script about functional neurologic disorders and approaches to sharing this diagnosis with patients.

Tatiana Ramage, MD
San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Tatiana is a PGY2 resident in the Department of Psychiatry at the San Mateo County Residency Program with an interest in neuroscience, non-invasive brain stimulation, and medical education. This year she is participating in research exploring transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) application during engagement in video game training to assess for enhanced learning effects. She is also collaborating with her program director and faculty to develop a stronger neuroscience curriculum for the residency. Her NNCI submission included a concept map alongside an interactive group activity to illustrate fundamental neuroscience concepts.

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