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PAST AND PRESENT FELLOWS

 

Training Period

Prior Degree Received

Research Topic

Current Position

Hwang, Michael

1993-1994

M.D., 1982
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Neuropsychiatric assessments in Schizophrenia with substance abuse, Schizophrenia with obsessive compulsive disorder features

Director, Anxiety Clinic, VA Hospital NY; Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, NYU

Hien, Denise

1993-1995

Ph.D.,
St. Lukes/ Roosevelt Medical Center

Assessment and Treatment of PTSD in substance abusing woman

Associate Professor at Columbia University Director Women's Health Project

Collins, Eric

1994-1996

M.D., 1990
Columbia University

Money verses intravenous heroin self-administration by morphine-maintained humans

Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Gottschalk, Christopher

1994-1996

M.D., 1990
Yale Med. School

Imaging studies of cocaine abuse

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Yale Medical School

Seracini, Angela

1995-1997

Ph.D., 1994
Yeshiva University

Behavioral treatment development for substance abuse: Substance abuse treatment for perinatal cocaine-dependent woman

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Columbia University Director of Adolescent Clinic, Child Psychiatry

Wolski, Robert

1995-1996

M.D., 1989
Cornell University

Effects of pergolide on cocaine self-administration by humans

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Sullivan, Maria

1996-1998

M.D./Ph.D. 1992
George Washington University, University of Chicago.

Pattern of nicotine use in schizophrenic patients

Director of Emergency Addiction Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

Bisaga, Adam

1997-1999

M.D., 1989
Copernicus U School of Medicine Poland

Evaluation on NMDA Antagonist for Opiate Dependence

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

Akerele, Evaristo

1998-2000

M.D., 1990
University of Medicine & Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Olanzapine Treatment of Marijuana and /or cocaine abuse among schizophrenic substance abusers

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

Donaldson, Detrick, Pamela

1998-1999

Ph.D. 1996
University of South Florida. School of Public Health

Treatment of ADHD in methadone-maintained pts, PTSD tx in substance using women, Multi-Cultural approach to Addictions Nursing Education

Assistant Professor, Seattle University School of Nursing

Hart, Carl

1998-99

Ph.D., 1996
University of Wyoming

Memantine and Methamphetamine in drug discrimination; Effects of oral THC on cognitive performance

Assistant Professor Clinical Neuroscience, SURC Columbia University

Pierce, David

1998-1999

M.D.,
Columbia University

Nefazodone treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in alcoholic dependent individuals; Sertraline for depressed methadone patients.

Medical Director Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Toppenish, WA

Pudiak, Cindy

1999-2000

Ph.D., 1998
State University of NY, Buffalo

Vulnerability to anxiolytic abuse in woman

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Wilson, J. Jeffrey

1999-2001

NJ Medical School

Language function Among Adolescent Substance Abusers

Assistant Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

Clodfelter, Reynolds

2000-2002

Psy.D., 2000
Georgia School of Professional Psychology

Marijuana treatment with Dronabinol

Director of Research Southlight, Inc. North Carolina

Ginzburg, Vladimir

2000-2002

M.D., 1986
Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University

Gabapentin treatment for benzodiazepine abusers on methadone

King Country Hospital Center Addiction Psychiatry

Nasser, Jennifer

2000-2002

Ph.D. 1998
Rutgers University

The motivational processes involved in drug-related food intake; the mediation of cocaine subjective effects by insulin.

Research Associate/Obesity Research Center/St. Luke's Hospital

Tranguch, Anthony

2000-2001

M.D./Ph.D. 1996
University of Michigan

Naltrexone: Treatment of Heroine Dependence

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia

Bennett, Andrew

2001-2003

M.D., 1997
Columbia University

Novel Antipsychotics and Eating Behavior in Patients with Schizophrenia

Attending Psychiatrist Westchester Presbyterian New York Division Hospital

Gunderson, Erik

2001-2003

M.D., 1997
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Impact of a Novel Addiction Medicine Training Program on Medical Record Charting of Internal Medicine Housestaff

Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine and Psychiatry, Columbia University

Paris, Estelle

2001-

M.D., 1997
Spartan Health Sciences University

Methadone metabolism in dual diagnosis poly-substance abusers

Called for Active Military Duty

Nickita, Mikhail

2002-2004

M.D., 1986
Military Medical Academy, Russia

A placebo controlled trial of

Memantine for alcohol dependence

Completed training 6/30/04 - Private Practice

Green, Lesley

2002-2004

Ed.D. 2002
Columbia University

The influence of spiritual beliefs,

Practices, and attitudes on treatment outcomes.

Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Public Health

Berman, Joshua

2003-2004

M.D., 1996
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Interaction of Stress and Nicotine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

Mariani, John

2003-2005

M.D., 1993
New York University School of Medicine

Gabapentin treatment for Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine and Psychiatry, Columbia University

Vadhan, Nehal

2003-2005

Ph.D., 2003
Hofstra University

Neuropsychology of Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis

Will complete training 6/30/05

Jeanne Manubay

2004-2006

M.D., 2000
American University of the Caribbean, Montserrat

Motivational Interviewing in Substance Abuse

Will complete training 7/31/06

Stephanie Collins

2004-2006

Ph.D., 2000
Boston University

Behavior related to cocaine

Will complete training 7/31/06