We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sarah H. Sperry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Director of the Prechter Program, has been awarded a prestigious K23 Career Development Award for $963,166 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Sperry’s grant, “Affective and Cognitive Mechanisms of Emotion-Based Impulsivity in Bipolar Disorder: Linking Neural Oscillatory Dynamics to Real-World Outcomes”, aims to shed light on the underlying neural processes that contribute to impulsive behavior in individuals with bipolar disorder. Through a multimodal approach that combines electroencephalogram (EEG) and real-world behavioral monitoring using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and wearables (Fitbit), Dr. Sperry’s research holds the promise of identifying critical targets for intervention and treatment strategies focused on reducing emotion-based impulsivity in bipolar disorder.
This award is mentored by Dr. Ivy Tso at the Ohio State University and Dr. Melvin McInnis at the University of Michigan. Additional consultants on the project include Sheri Johnson (University of California Berkeley), David Fresco (University of Michigan), Flavio Frohlich (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Daniel McNeish (Arizona State University).
This K23 award not only acknowledges Dr. Sperry’s exceptional achievements and innovative ideas but also highlights her potential to shape the future of bipolar disorder research and treatment.
The grant discussed in this article was awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number K23MH131601-01A1. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.