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The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

Devra Schlar
Research Assistant
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

200 Retreat Avenue
Whitehall Building - Institute of Living
Hartford CT 06106
Phone: (860) 545-7363
Email: dschlar@harthosp.org

Who Am I?

Devra earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in May 2009. At UConn, Devra worked for two years as a research assistant in the behavioral neuroscience lab under the direction of Dr. John Salamone. Her senior honors thesis examined the effects of the neurotransmitter adenosine A1 on the effort-related actions of dopamine D2 in rats. Devra also spent a summer volunteering in the Clinical Neuroscience and Development Lab at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center before joining the lab as a full-time research assistant in May 2009. Devra plans to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant.

Roles & Responsibilities

Devra’s primary responsibility is acting as a research assistant for the Adolescent Maturation of Brain Network Integration for Executive Control Abilities fMRI research study. Her main responsibilities include neuropsychological assessment, secondary MRI operation, participant recruitment, data collection and management, and administration of diagnostic interviews for an adolescent and young adult population.

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