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Jennifer Silk, PhD

Jennifer Silk, PhD Named 2011 Klerman Honorable Mention Prizewinner

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has named Jennifer Silk, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, as a 2011 Klerman Award Honorable Mention Prizewinner.  Dr. Silk’s research focuses on the role of emotion regulation in trajectories of depression and anxiety in high-risk children and adolescents, with a focus on the integration of social and biological influences on emotion regulation and development.  The BBRF honored Dr. Silk for her use of innovative techniques such as pupillometry and functional neuroimaging to explore the causes of child and adolescent depression, and the impact of her findings, which indicate a possible biomarker for depression, on the field.  These findings have led to numerous other studies to measure emotion regulation in adolescence. Read more… (http://narsad.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1070#X-201102231716055)