Program Highlights

2020 Fellow Awards

  • 2020 Young Investigator Award

    Karin Wu, MD a fellow at San Francisco, was awarded the 2020 Young Investigator Award by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). Congratulations, Dr. Wu!

  • Best Poster Award

    Congratulations to Deirdre Quinn, PhD, MS, MLitt for receiving the Best Post Award from Health Services Research & Development, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Research Week 2020 Young Investigator Contest!  

  • Outstanding Paper Award, Second Place

    We are proud to recognize Deirdre Quinn, PhD, MS, MLitt for this award from the National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting 2020, Families & Health Section. Congratulations!

  • Rehabilitation Research & Development Career Development Award

    Dr. Chandra Khalifian, a fellow at San Diego, was awarded an RR&D CDA: “Development of a Novel Couples-Based Suicide Intervention: Treatment for Relationships and Safety Together (TR&ST)”. This is a wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations, Dr. Khalifian!

2020 Fellow Presentations & Publications

  • Chandra Khalifian, PhD – San Diego Fellow

    2020 Publications Khalifian, C. E., Leifker, F., Morland, L., Depp, C., Glynn, S., Bryan, C. (accepted). Treatment for Relationships and Safety Together (TR&ST): A novel couple-based suicide-specific intervention. The Behavior Therapist.​ Szpunar, M. J., Khalifian, C. E., Lang, …

  • Deirdre Quinn, PhD, MS, MLitt – Pittsburgh Fellow

    2020 Publications Ashcraft, L.E., Quinn, D.A., & Brownson, R.C. (2020) Strategies for effective dissemination of research to United States policymakers: A systemic review. Implementation Science, 15(89). doi:10.1186/s13012-020-01046-3. Quinn, D.A., Sileanu, F., Zhao, X., Mor, M.K., Judge-Golden, C., Callegari, …

  • Karin Wu, MD – San Francisco Fellow

    2020 Presentation Wu, K., McCauley, K., Lynch, S., Schafer, A. (2020). Role of the Gut Microbiome in Bone Metabolism in Severe Obesity and After Sleeve Gastrectomy. The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2020 Annual …

  • Lane Ritchie, PhD, MA – Los Angeles Fellow

    2020 Presentation Ritchie, L. L., O’Reilly-Treter, M., Stanley, S. M., & Rhoades, G. K. (November, 2020). Impacts of a relationship and co-parenting intervention for disadvantaged, expectant couples. In: M. O’Reilly-Treter (chair), Better Access and Better Outcomes: Relationship Education Programs …

  • Mercedes Szpunar, PhD, MD – San Diego Alumna

    2020 Presentation Szpunar, M.J., Malaktaris, A., Baca, S., Hauger, R., Lang, A.J. (2020). Alterations in estradiol and inflammatory cytokines from pregnancy to postpartum in women veterans with depression: A pilot investigation. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 59th Annual (virtual) Meeting.

  • Rachel Zelkowitz, PhD – Boston Fellow

    2020 Publications Zelkowitz, R.L., Mitchell, K.S., Grossman, S.L., Nillni, Y.I., Gradus, J.L., & Galovski, T.E. (in press). Latent class analysis of self-directed violence and indirect self-harm behaviors: Gender differences and association with mental health symptoms. Medical Care.​ Zelkowitz, …