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The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

The People of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

Melissa Andrews
Research Assistant
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

200 Retreat Avenue
Whitehall Building - Institute of Living
Hartford CT 06106
Phone: (860) 545-7903
Email: mandrews01@harthosp.org

Who Am I?

Melissa Andrews earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Connecticut.  While in college she spent some time in the Psychology department working under Crystal Park focusing on stress related research and volunteering at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center.  Upon graduating in 2006, she joined the Cognition, Brain Imaging, Behavior Research and Allelic Variation Laboratory at the Olin Center as a Research Assistant.  She is currently involved with the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative study as well as the Ventral Striatal Functional Deficits and Familial Alcoholism Risk study.  She is currently working towards her BSN.

Roles & Responsibilities

Melissa is the study coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) study and the Ventral Striatal Functional Deficits and Familial Alcoholism Risk study.  Her main responsibilities include recruiting participants, collecting and managing data, conducting assessments, administering neuropsychological testing, completing all Institutional Review Board (IRB) information and analyzing study data.   

Research Abstracts

§DIFFERENCES IN REWARD CIRCUIT ACTIVIATION IN PEOPLE WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF ALCOHOLISM (ICANA 2008)
M. M. Andrews, S. A. Meda, G. Book, J. L. Hylton, A. D. Thomas, M Potenza, P Worhunsky, M. C. Stevens, G. D. Pearlson

§ANTICIPATION OF REWARDS: ACTIVATION DIFFERENCES IN CURRENT AND FORMER COCAINE USERS USING A MONETARY INCENTIVE DELAY TASK (ICANA 2008)
A.D. Thomas, J. L. Hylton, S. A. Meda,
M. M. Andrews, M. J. Stevens, G.D. Pearlson

§REWARD PROCESSING IN SOCIAL COMPETITIVE TASK IN SUBJECTS WITH FAMILIAL HISTORY OF ALCOHOLISM
G.A Book, A.D Thomas, M.R Johnson, J.L Hylton,
M.M Andrews, M Assaf, G.D Pearlson

§ABNORMAL REWARD CIRCUITRY IN COCAINE ABUSERS – AN FMRI BASED STUDY (ACNP 2008)
G.D. Pearlson, A. D. Thomas, S. A. Meda, J. L. Hylton,
M. M. Andrews, M. Potenza, P. Worhunsky, M. Stevens
 

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