Stress, Pain and Emotion Affinity Group

Mission and Goals:

The goal of the Affinity Group is to bring together UCLA basic and translational scientists with an interest in the general areas of stress, pain and emotion. There will be a strong emphasis on neurobiological, interdisciplinary and translational aspects of these areas. Examples of topics are visceral and somatic pain; neurobiology of emotions and the relationship with central stress mechanisms; neurobiology of stress and its relationship to pain perception.

Participants in this Affinity Group will include members of the Center for Neurobiology of Stress, and members of the UCLA Neuroscience community.

The longterm goal of the Affinity Group is to foster interdisciplinary interactions and research proposals.

Planned activity:
Symposia of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress will be held annually in the beginning of each year:
Basic and Translational Science Symposium & Clinical Symposium.

For additional information please visit: www.uclacns.org

Affinity Group Participants:

Emeran Mayer – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA (Affinity Group Leader)

Deborah Ackerman - Public Health – Epidemiology, UCLA

David Adelson – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Jeffry Alger – Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA

Peter Anton – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Mark Barad – Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Jennifer Berman – Division of Urology, UCLA

Steve Berman – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Roger Bolus – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Susan Bookheimer – Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Sylvie Bradesi, Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Arthur Brody – Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Tony Buffington – Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, Ohio State University

Victor Chaban – Department of Neurobiology, UCLA

Lin Chang – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Gautam Chaudhuri – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA

Francesco Chiappelli – School of Dentistry, Division of Oral Biology & Medicine

Mark Cohen – Department of Neurology, UCLA

Ian Cook – Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Michelle Craske – Department of Psychology, UCLA

Gareth Dulai – Division of Digestive Diseases, VAGLAHS/UCLA

Christine Dunkel Schetler – Department of Psychology, Health and Social Psychology, UCLA

Helena Ennes – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Chris Evans – Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Michael Fanselow – Department of Psychology, UCLA

Fawzy Fawzy - Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Leah Fitzgerald – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Michael Goldstein – Public Health, Community Health Services, UCLA

Caroline Lubick Goldzweig - Associate Chief, GIM, VAGLAHS

Ian Gralnek – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA/VAGLAHS

Ron Harper – Department of Neurobiology, UCLA

Marion Ho - Director, Women’s Health Clinic, VAGLAHS

Daniel Holschneider – Department of Psychiatry, Department of Neurology, Department of Cell and Neurobiology, USC

Eric Hurwitz - Public Health – Epidemiology, UCLA

Behanz Jalali – VA Women’s Health Group, VAGLAHS

Hovsep Kosoyan – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Jennifer Labus – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Robert Lemelson – Department of Anthropology, UCLA

Andy Leuchter - Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Jichang Li – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Matthew Lieberman – Department of Psychiatry, UCLA

Edythe London - Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Sheng-Xing Ma – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA

Mark Mandelkern – VA PET Center, Radiological Services, VAGLAHS/UCLA

Juan-Carlos Marvizon – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

John McDonald – Department of Anesthesiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

James McRoberts – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Paul Micevych – Department of Neurobiology, UCLA

Holly Middlekauff – Division of Cardiology, UCLA

Million Mulugeta – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Cynthia Myers - Department of Pediatrics, Pain Program - UCLA

Bruce Naliboff – Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA/VAGLAHS

Jing Jiang Nie – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Gordon Ohning – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA/VAGLAHS

Edward Ornitz – Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Joseph Pisegna - Chief, Gastroenterology, VAGLAHS

Andrea Rapkin – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA

Shlomo Raz – Department of Urology, UCLA

Larissa Rodriguez – Division of Urology, UCLA

Michael Ross – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Harbor/UCLA

Joel Sach – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

George Sachs – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA/VAGLAHS

David Shapiro - Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

Joel Sach – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Brennan Spiegel – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Igor Spigelman, School of Dentistry, UCLA

Catia Sternini – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Brandall Suyenobu – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Yvette Taché – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA/VAGLAHS

Steven Tan – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Shelly Taylor – Department of Psychiatry, UCLA

Kirsten Tillisch – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Yuhua Wang – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Lixin Wang – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

S. Vincent Wu – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Hong Yang – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA/VAGLAHS

Pu-Qing Yuan – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA

Hal Yee – Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA/VAGLAHS

Lidia Zylowska – Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

How to Join

Please email Deborah Ackerman for more information:
E-mail: dackerma@ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 398-8108