Scott Langenecker

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    College: Medicine Department: Psychiatry
    Secondary Department: Psychology
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: rm 579, Psychiatric Institute Phone: 312-996-0085
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I study mood disorders using cognitive neuroscience tools, most commonly neuropsychological testing and functional MRI. We build translational models for understanding mechanisms of disease, impact upon everyday functioning, prediction of disease, and prediction of course. Many students continue on as part time employees during college, and as research specialists in mental health after graduation. The prototypic student completes a honors thesis, works as a research specialist for two years, and enters graduate school in clinical psychology programs focused on mental health and or neuropsychology. Those interested in pursuing careers in cognitive neuroscience are also encouraged to apply. I am also interested in working with computer science and engineering students who like computer programming (task design in EPrime, Python, brain image processing in matlab)

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 16

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum Psychology GPA or equivalent of 3.25 is advised, as this is important for graduate school entry
    Experimental Methods and Statistics are required courses
    juniors and seniors are typical students, but well-prepared sophomores are also encouraged to apply
    prior experience is not necessary

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will assist in data management, data quality checks, data entry. This includes neuropsychological testing data, neuroimaging data. Student will also assist with collecting fMRI scans, completion of study visits, and tracking files.

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