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University of California San Diego

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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) 280-6398 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
From left to right: Norma Castro, Alejandra Infante, Kara Bagot, Jay Giedd, Susan Tapert, Matt Dibiase, Coral Lu, Sarah Dowling,
Aylin Vega, Vanessa Diaz, Claudia Cota, Caroline Barnet (Not pictured: Joanna Jacobus, April May)


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


Norma Castro, M.S.
Lab Manager and Coordinator

Margie Hernandez Mejia, M.A.
Margie Hernandez Mejia, M.A.
ABCD Training Manager and QC Monitor

Vanessa Diaz
Vanessa Diaz
ABCD Site QC Monitor

Alejandra Infante
Alejandra Infante, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Robin Tan, Ph.D.
Robin Tan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Irene Li
Irene Li
Data Mgmt and Scan Operator

Clarisa Coronado
Clarisa Coronado
Recruiter

Christen Shriver, M.A.
Christen Shriver, M.A.
Recruiter

April May
April May
Graduate Student Researcher

Claudia Cota
Claudia Cota
Research Assistant

Diego Gomes
Diego Gomes
Research Assistant

Brittany Jackson
Brittany Jackson
Research Assistant

Coral Lu
Coral Lu
Research Assistant


 



CONTACT US

University of California San Diego
Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan Tapert
Site Coordinator: Norma Castro
Phone: (858) 280-6398
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
> Google Map for Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute

 

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