Dr Monica Calkins | CureTalks
Dr. Monica E. Calkins is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. As the Director of Clinical Research Assessment in the Neuropsychiatry Section, Dr. Calkins has led the conceptualization of assessment approaches, development, adaptation and implementation of instruments, training and supervision of assessors, establishment and maintenance of quality control procedures, and use and interpretation of clinical data. She is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Institutional Review Board and has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for NIMH, several international grant review panels, and for more than 25 journals. She has received early career awards from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and a KO8 Mentored Clinical Scientist Award from the NIMH. Dr. Calkins has more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her research program aims to identify and characterize psychophysiological and neurocognitive features associated with the neurodevelopment of psychotic disorders in young people. The overarching goal of this collaborative research program is to contribute to enhanced early identification of psychosis and increased understanding of its pathophysiological processes. She completed her B.A. in Psychology Honors from Temple University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Science and Psychopathology from University of Minnesota. She completed her NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry and Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Research Fellowship from Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
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