The annual meeting of APSARD is an opportunity to bring experts together to share knowledge and build collaborative relationships for improving research and clinical practice. This year, the leadership of APSARD joined together to provide an unprecedented mentoring opportunity for young clinical investigators in the first APSARD Mentorship Awards Day. Ten outstanding junior clinician-researchers were selected to attend a full day session hosted by APSARD’s past, present, and future presidents, all of whom are icons in the field of ADHD clinician research. This year’s Mentor Awardees were:
Atilla Ceranoglu, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, who presented his findings from a pilot study of a novel, non-medication intervention for ADHD, and presented his plans for integrating these treatments into a telemedicine framework.
Beth Krone, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City, who presented her research on objective measures of sluggish cognitive tempo within ADHD, and presented a novel framework for studying biomarkers of SCT as a neuroinflammatory disorder comorbid with ADHD
Carrie Vaudreuil, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, who is active in research on pediatric psychopharmacology and functional outcomes
Cindy Ola, PhD, of the Seattle Children’s Hospital, who presented her research on Latinx parenting perspectives, and engaging Latinx families in behavioral parent training for ADHD.
Mariely Hernandez, Doctoral Candidate, of the City University of New York, who presented her research on substance misuse among college-aged youth with ADHD.
Mei Uchida, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, who is active in research on pediatric psychopharmacology and functional outcomes, and presented her ideas for using fMRI to map developmental trajectories for preschoolers at risk for ADHD.
Michael Meinzer, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago who discussed his research on functional outcomes among adolescents and college aged youth who are making transitions to independence.
Robert Jaffe, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, whose clinical work in Tics, Tourette’s and OCD has led to his research on comorbidities within ADHD, and a focus on access to services within the hospital healthcare system.
Victoria Lishak, PhD of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, who presented her novel computer mediated interventions for cognitive remediation of executive functioning disorders in ADHD, and introduced her next steps in developing virtual reality systems for cognitive training.
William Pelham, PhD , of the Seattle Children’s Hospital, who presented outcomes research examining predictors for growth suppression in response to pharmacological treatment with stimulant drugs.