October 2014 Update


On October 23, Dr. Frick gave a research talk to the Neuroscience program at the University of Wyoming entitled, “Molecular mechanisms underlying estrogenic memory enhancement”.

Dr. Adam Greenberg was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

Dr. Adam Greenberg gave an invited colloquium in the Psychology department at Michigan State University on October 10, 2014 titled “The Neural Architecture Subserving Visual Attention”.

Katie Mosack was named to the Editorial Board of AIMS Public Health.

Debbie Hannula was an invited symposium speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Memory Disorders Research Society, held in Austin, Texas. The title of her talk was, “Eye movements index learning and memory without awareness.”

Tiffany Kodak became an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

On October 16, Devin Mueller presented “Overcoming addiction: Enhancing extinction and inhibiting cocaine-associated memory retrieval” at the Neuroscience Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.


Diba K, Amarasingham A, Mizuseki K, Buzsaki G (2014) Millisecond timescale synchrony among hippocampal neurons. J Neurosci 34(45): 14984-14994.   Only Diba is UWM-affiliated.

Fortress, A.M. and Frick, K.M. (2014). Epigenetic regulation of estrogen-dependent memory. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 35(4), 530-549. Both authors are UWM affiliated.

Libby, L.A., * Hannula, D.E., & Ranganath, C. (2014). Medial temporal lobe coding of item and spatial information during relational binding in working memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 34I, 15233-14242.  * Hannula is the only UWM contributor

Kodak, T., Clements, A., Paden, A. R., LeBlanc, B., Mintz, J., & Toussaint, K. R. (2014). Examination of the relation between an assessment of skills and performance on auditory-visual conditional discriminations for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 1-19. C-authors Kodak and LeBlanc are affiliated with UWM.

Becker, K. A., Billig, A. K., & Mosack, K. E. (Oct 24, 2014 Epub ahead of print). Spirituality, religion, and health: The role of communication, appraisals, and coping process for individuals living with chronic illness. Journal of Religion and Health. doi: 10.1007/s10943-014-9965-5.


Kamran Diba received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health: NIH/NIMH R21 “KNCQ Potassium Channels and Schizophrenia” 09/10/2014 – 08/31/2016. with co-PI Behnam Ghasemzadeh, Marquette University. (Total $420,794; UWM $201,613).

Dr. Adam Greenberg received a grant from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation in collaboration with Dr. Shai Gabay at the University of Haifa (Greenberg, PI; Gabay, Co-I) 2014-2016. Title: The Neural Basis of Object-Guided Attention and its Evolutionary Origin. Total costs: $150,000.