2019-2020 NNCI Scholars

Josh Eloge, MD
Rush University Medical Center

Josh Eloge is a PGY-2 in Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center interested in trauma, neuropsychiatry, and neuromodulation. During his training, his research projects have included innovations in the electronic health record to track agitation on an inpatient psychiatric unit, and he has been involved in medical student curriculum development related to screening for substance use disorders. More recently, he has assisted his Psychiatry residency program in developing a new neuroscience curriculum with NNCI modules. His NNCI submission reviewed the plight of Hercules as an example of the historical connection between psychosis and epilepsy.

Marquis Peacock, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Marquis is a PGY2 resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with an interest in medical education, technology, and neuroscience. During his medical school, he utilized technology as a vehicle for educating patients with his former heart health website “CarolinaHeartHealth.org” and his Cognitive Behavior Therapy app “De-StressMe”. However, since beginning residency, his focus has shifted from direct patient education to innovative approaches to medical student and resident education. His NNCI submission was an Android Flashcard and Question Bank App aimed at educating MS4s, PGY1s, and PGY2s called “Open Source Psych” (OSP), currently available on the Google Play Store. For non-Android users, he has uploaded an “Advanced Psychiatry Clinician” deck to the cross-platform Anki web app, which contains all of the material from his OSP app.

Elise S. Scott, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Elise is a PGY3 psychiatry resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She has a background in immigrant and and community health, with particular interest in systems of integrated and collaborative care from her many years spent at the University of North Carolina. Since joining Vanderbilt, she has become increasingly interested in the neuroscience of psychiatry, with the goal of increasing neuroscience education of clinicians and patients through a collaborative care model. As a member of the 2018-2019 NNCI Brain Trust, she helped design materials and teach educators at BRAIN Conference 2019. She has since been active in the development of Ten to the Fifteenth, NNCI’s official podcast launched in September 2019. She looks forward to continued podcast and materials development as a 2019-2020 NNCI Scholar.

Tara Thompson-Felix, MD
Temple University

Tara Thompson-Felix is a PGY 4 chief resident on the research track in the Temple University Department of Psychiatry. During residency training, she collaborated with the department of neuroscience and OBGYN to focus on the impact of prenatal exposures on child development. Her most recent project investigated the epigenetic landscape of fetal neural exosomes associated with maternal exposure to opioids. Her past NNCI submission was a TSIRC explaining the potential usefulness of exosomes in assessing brain functioning. She is also involved in developing, implementing and evaluating the educational activities of the Temple psychiatry residency program. She is excited to work on new teaching materials and looks forward to participating in the 2020 BRAIN conference as a NNCI scholar.

Halide Bilge Turkozer, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Bilge is a PGY-3 research track resident in the Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She has a background in vision science and psychosis research. During her postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital and Harvard University, she explored visual perceptual impairments in psychotic disorders. As a research track resident, she has been involved in studies of the Bipolar and Schizophrenia Network for Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) Consortium, investigating psychosis biomarkers and biotypes. Bilge’s NNCI submission included a brief video about visual perceptual impairments in psychotic disorders and their potential clinical applications.

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