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University of California San Diego

The University of California San Diego is one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation. UC San Diego is a student-centered, research focused, service-oriented public institution that excels in both traditional scholarly disciplines and fields that cross these disciplines. The university’s award-winning scholars are at the forefront of their fields and possess an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical, creative and technological breakthroughs.

UCSDABCD STUDY AT UC SAN DIEGO

UCSD is one of 21 institutions nationwide that will recruit families to participate in the ABCD Study. The UCSD site of the ABCD study is located at the Qualcomm Institute within Atkinson Hall, which extends UC San Diego’s investment in the developing cutting-edge technologies and supporting the combined collaboration of institutional innovations. ABCD–UCSD will enroll 575 9 to 10 year olds from select local school districts and follow them through their adolescent years. The MRI portion of this study will take place within walking distance, at the Keck Center for Functional MRI located at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. We aim to understand the influence, health, and risk factors on child and adolescent brain development, when a great deal of growth and change occurs.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the ABCD Study at UC San Diego, or to request information, please call (858) 534-8078 or email us at abcd@ucsd.edu. (El telefono en espanol es: 858-246-2435). Click here to learn more about our Study Procedures.

 


UC San Diego ABCD Team


MEET OUR ABCD TEAM

Dr. Susan Tapert
Susan Tapert, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Bio

Dr. Joanna Jacobus
Joanna Jacobus, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator

Dr. Jay Giedd
Jay Giedd, M.D.
Co-Investigator

Dr. Kara Bagot
Kara Bagot, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist

Sarah Dowling
Sarah Dowling
Site Coordinator

Alejandra Infante
Alejandra Infante, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

April May
April May
Graduate Student Researcher

Caroline Barnet
Caroline Barnet
Research Assistant

Vanessa Diaz
Vanessa Diaz
Research Assistant

Evan A. Winiger
Evan A. Winiger
Research Assistant

Sonja Eberson, M.A.
Sonja Eberson, M.A.
Lab Manager


Norma Castro, M.S.
Scan Operator

Margie Hernandez Mejia, M.A.
Margie Hernandez Mejia, M.A.
ABCD Site QC Monitor


 



CONTACT US

University of California San Diego
Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan Tapert
Site Coordinator: Sarah Dowling
Phone: (858) 534-8078
El telefono en espanol es: 858-246-2435
Email: abcd@ucsd.edu

Location
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92093
> Google Map for Qualcomm Institute within Atkinson Hall
> Google Map for Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

 

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