The Psychopathology and Allostatic load across the Life Span (PALS) network is a network of international academic centers that have come together to transform windows of vulnerability to mental and physical disorders into windows of neuroscientific advancement with diagnostic and therapeutic implications.
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March 2018 - Congratulations to Dr. Singh and Dr. Rasgon for "Brain and behavioral correlates of insulin resistance in youth with
depression and obesity" in press in Hormones and Behaviors.
"We posit that, in the context of depressive symptoms, insulin resistance is associated
with aberrant structure and functional connectivity in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) and hippocampus."
March 2018: Drs. Rasgon, Reagan, Tamashiro, and Nasca recently received a grant from the Pritzer Consortium to conduct research on gestational diabetes. This is the first PALS-wide grant to receive funding, so congratulations to all!
May 10-12, 2018: Dr. McEwen hosted a symposium at the annual Society of Biological Psychiatry conference in New York entitled "Interdependent Metabolic and Inflammatory Mediators of Depressive Disorders in Animals and Humans" in which Dr. Rasgon and Dr. Nasca presented their data.