Principal Investigator

Carol A Mathews, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Education: BA, Cornell University; MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Psychiatry residency, UCSF
Degree: MD
Born in: Las Cruces, New Mexico

My Qualifications

Member, Steering Committee of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation International Genetics Collaborative; Co-Chair, Tourette Syndrome Association International Consortium for Genetics; Member, Tourette ...
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Previous SciFlies Projects


Awards

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award, Psychiatry resident teaching award, UCSF and UCSD, Laughlin Fellowship

Links

· http://pgenes.net/
· http://psych.ucsf.edu/faculty ...
· http://profiles.ucsf.edu/Prof ...

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Passion/Philosophy

Do what you can.

Books I'm Reading

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Packing for Mars, All Creatures Great and Small

Identifying Brain Changes Associated With Compulsive Hoarding



Why? Compulsive hoarding affects 2-4% of the US population, and is defined as the excessive collection of and inability or unwillingness to throw away seemingly useless items, resulting in living and/or work spaces that are unusable for their intended purposes. Compulsive hoarding carries a substantial public health burden, causing significant impairment and distress for individuals and families. Hoar ...
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Ultimate Goal This project will help to 1) identify specific brain regions associated with the cognitive problems underlying compulsive hoarding, 2) allow us to compare the brain activation patterns of compulsive hoarding and OCD, a closely-related disorder, and determine which patterns are shared between disorders and which are specific, and 3) determine whether first-degree relatives without hoarding behavio ...
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Goal

$100,000

Raised
$295
Days Left
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Donors

who have given to this project

Pete Burness

Eve Kupferman

Carol A Mathews (2)

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shirley vulpe

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