News

June 12, 2020

Our undergraduate research assistant, Pedro Marra, was featured in the International Program news. Congratulations, Pedro! https://international.uiowa.edu/news/pedro-marra.

June 6, 2020

Our former visiting scholar, Dr. Taku Saito's paper, "The relationship between DNA methylation in neurotrophic genes and age as evidenced from three independent cohorts: Differences by delirium status", was published in the Neurobiology of Aging!

June 1, 2020

Our former visiting scholar, Dr. Taku Saito's paper, "Epigenetics of neuroinflammation: Immune response, inflammatory response and cholinergic synaptic involvement evidenced by genome-wide DNA methylation analysis of delirious inpatients", was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research!

May 12, 2020

Our former visiting scholar, Dr. Taku Saito's paper, "Effect of interaction between a specific subtype of child abuse and the FKBP5rs1360780 SNP on DNA methylation among patients with bipolar disorder", was published in Journal of Affective Disorders.

Congratulations, Taku!

May 1, 2020

Undergraduate lab members Gloria Chang, Eleanor Sullivan, Pedro Marra and Zoe-Ella Anderson were awarded ICRU Fellowships for the summer session.

Apr. 20, 2020

Lab member Annice Najafi was accepted into the Ph.D program for Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M. She will begin her program within the Gaharwar Labratory. 

Congratulations on your next step and thank you for all you hard work in lab Annice!

Mar. 19, 2020

Research collaborator, Dr. Sangil Lee, was awarded the 2019-2020 Junior Investigator Pilot Award from NIDUS for his project "Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict Delirium from Emergency Department Data".

Feb. 17, 2020

Research collaborator, Dr. Sangil Lee, received funding from the Carver College of Medicine Innovation Research Grant Program for his project "A Pilot Study to Identify High-Risk Medication and Develop the Deprescribing Program for Older Adults in the Emergency Department".

Jan. 25, 2020

Our research team member, Kasra Zarei, and team published "Bispectral EEG (BSEEG) to assess arousal after electro-convulsive therapy (ECT)" in Psychiatry Research.

Congratulations, Kasra!

Jan. 9, 2020

Dr. Shinozaki presented "Game changing approach for delirium: prediction of patient outcomes with novel bispectral EEG device and epigenetic mechanism of pathophysiology", at the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF in San Francisco, CA.

Dec. 26, 2019

Dr. Shinozaki presented "Delirium detection and prediction of patient outcomes with novel bispectral EEG device and epigenetic investigation of Pathophysiology", at Kameda Medical Center in Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan.

Dec. 13, 2019

Dr. Shinozaki presented "Delirium detection and prediction of patient outcomes with novel bispectral EEG device", at the Department of Psychiatry at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

Nov. 12-16, 2019

Dr. Shinozaki attended the annual meeting of Academy of Consultation-Liasion Psychiatry held in San Diego, CA on November 13-16, 2019. He presented three talks at the symposia:

"Making Waves: New Biosignal Technologies are Changing the Face of Psychosomatic Medicine"

"New Hypothesis of Epigenetic Mechanisms and Supporting Evidence of Delirium Pathophysiology: Evidence of DNA Methylation Change in TNF-alpha and BDNF Along with Aging"

"New Perspectives: A Closer Look at the Effects on Corticosteroids on the Brain"

Additionally, he was presented with a national award from the organization for his work as a visiting professor at University of Texas Southwestern.

See link: https://www.clpsychiatry.org/about-aclp/awards/vis-prof/ for more info.


Oct. 9, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, gave a lecture at the Research Center for Child Mental Development at the University of Fukui. He enjoyed nice company after his talk! 
“Epigenetics and Neuroinflammation in Psychiatric Research ~ Pathophysiological Hypothesis and Evidence”

     

       

Sept. 30, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was featured in a VPMA Focus Forum.


Sept. 13, 2019

Our visiting scholar, Taku Saito, MD, will be going back to Japan. We had a farewell cake at our lab meeting. We will miss you, Taku!


Sept 3, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, and team published “Identification of Patients With High Mortality Risk and Prediction of Outcomes in Delirium by Bispectral EEG” in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

The article was also featured at Healio Psychiatry.


Sept 1, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, hosted the annual lab BBQ. The weather was perfect, we enjoyed good company and food, with Japanese traditional summer fun with watermelon breaker!


August 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, received the 2019 Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Visiting Professor Award.


July 18, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was awarded the 2019 Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Visiting Professorship.


July 3, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, gave the following invited presentations at Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. in Osaka, Japan:

"Frontier of delirium investigation: Prediction of outcomes by EEG device, Development of epigenetics biomarkers, and Potential of drug discovery through animal model"


June 20-22, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, gave the following symposium and independent presentations at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology in NiigataJapan:

“Development of Delirium Screening Algorithm with Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Portable EEG”

“Epigenetics of delirium and DNA methylation analysis of inflammatory cytokine genes”

“Screening of delirium and prediction of patient outcomes by a portable bispectral EEG device”

“Analysis and Prediction of Problematic Gambling Behavior based on Variability in Play Interval”


June 17th, 2019

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following posters at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Delirium Society in Boston, MA:

“Sub-Clinical Brain Failure: Identification of High Risk Mortality Patients and Prediction of Patient Outcomes Associated with Delirium with a Novel Bispectral EEG Device”

“Epigenetic Mechanism of Delirium Pathophysiology: Hypothesis and Evidence from Preliminary Data”


May 28, 2019

Visiting medical student, Nakako Mabuch, will be spending 4 weeks in our lab. Welcome, Nakako!


May 20, 2019

Gen Shinozaki, MD, was inducted as Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association at their national meeting in San Francisco.


May 19, 2019

Medical Student Assistant Robert Wanzek, MD, presented a poster titledIncreased Mortality in Patients with Standard EEG Findings of "Diffuse Slowing”"  at the annual APA meeting in San Francisco.


May 18, 2019

Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented a poster titled, “Epigenetics of delirium: Potential Role of Dna Methylation Change on Cytokine Genes in Glia and Blood along with Aging” at the Society of Biological Psychiatry's 2019 annual meeting in Chicago. 


May 2019

Medical Student Assistants Jon Heizman, MD, Rob Wanzek, MD, and, Julian Robels, MD, graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Jon and Rob will be starting their psychiatry residency training at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Julian will be starting an internal medicine residency program at Central Iowa Health System in Des Moines.

Undergraduate Student Assistants, Gabby Duncan, Mason Klisares, Sophia Daniel, and Elena Neuhaus, graduated from the University of Iowa and move on to the next stage of their successful careers.

Congratulations, all!


April 30, 2019

Gen Shinozaki, MD, received the 2018 University of Iowa Inventor Award, which will be presented at the 2019 Discovery & Innovation Awards Ceremony at Hancher.


April 1, 2019

Gabby Duncan, undergrad RA and ICRU fellow, was selected to present the lab's work “Epigenetics of Delirium and Aging” at Research in the Capitol 2019. Duncan will be presenting directly to state policy makers.


March 7, 2019

Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented a grand rounds talk at Allegheny General Hospital titled “Prediction of Delirium Outcomes by a Novel Bispectral EEG Device and Epigenetics Investigation of Delirium Pathophysiology.”


March 6, 2019

Gen Shinozaki, MD, gave a research seminar talk at Jeffery Cohn’s laboratory at  the University of Pittsburg. The presentation was titled, “Prediction of Delirium Outcomes by a Novel Bispectral EEG Device."


March 1, 2019

Genome-wide DNA methylation investigation of glucocorticoid exposure within buccal samples was published in the journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 


January, 2019
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association!


January 29, 2019
"Genome-wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Live Human Brain and Peripheral Tissues within Individuals" was published in Translational Psychiatry. 


January, 2019
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, collaborated with Karin Hoth, PhD, to publish "Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and Use of Anxiolytic-Hypnotics and Antidepressants in Current and Former Smokers with and without COPD - A Cross Sectional Analysis of the COPDGene Cohort" in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 


December, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders for his paper, "Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Interaction Associated with Venlafaxine-XR Remission in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder with History of Citalopram / Escitalopram Treatment Failure."


December 10, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented a poster, “Sub-Clinical Brain Failure: Identification of High Risk Mortality Patients and Prediction of Patient Outcomes Associated With Delirium With a Novel Bispectral EEG Device” at the American College of NeuroPsychopharmatoclogy 57th Annual Meeting in Hollywood, FL.


November 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, received the Dlin/Fisher Clinical Research Award at the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Annual Meeting.  The award is presented for significant achievement in clinical research along with recognizing the best paper submitted for presentation at the meeting. Shinozaki was recognized for his outstanding work in using a novel EEG device to screen for delirium. 

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Nov 13-17, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, chaired a symposium “Recent Advancement of Novel Approaches Using High Technology for Prediction, Screening and Monitoring of Delirium” at the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry held in Orlando, FL. 


October 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was published in Psychiatria et Neurologia Japonica for his paper, "A Basic Introduction to the Role of Epigenetics and DNA Methylation in Psychiatric Disorders."


October 2018

The point-of-care EEG for delirium detection in the emergency department was published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Congratulations to Sangil Lee, MD, MS, Kumi Yuki, MD, Aubrey Chan, MD, John Cromwell, MD, and PI Gen Shinozaki, MD. 


October 10, 2018

Visiting Scholar Taku Saito, MD, from the National Defense Medical College in Japan joined our lab. Welcome, Taku!


September 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, celebrated five years in the UI Department of Psychiatry!


September 14, 2018,

Tong Yu, M2, received the George Winokur Research Award in Psychiatry for her presentation at the 2018 Medical Student Research Conference. The presentation was titled Epigenetics of Delirium: Investigation of DNA Methylation Changes on Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha in Search for Delirium Biomarker.Congratulations, Tong!

 


September 14, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, and his team were published twice:

“Delirium detection by a novel bispectral EEG device in general hospital" in the journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 

“Epigenetics of delirium: potential role of DNA methylation change on cytokine genes in glia and blood along with aging” in the journal of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience


September 13, 2018

"GWAS and Systems Biology Analysis of Depressive Symptoms among Smokers from the COPDGene Cohort" was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Medical Student Assistant Jonathan Heinzman is the first author. Medical Student Assistant Julian Robles and Psychiatry Resident Nick Bormann are the co-authors. 

PubMed

 


Sept 10-12

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, hosted a visit from Fujitsu Laboratory in Japan as well as Fujitsu Laboratory in America to discuss future collaboration.

 


September 11, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented Grand Rounds in the UI Department of Psychiatry titled "Power of Objective Phenotyping: Prediction of Delirium Outcomes by a Novel Bispectral EEG Device and Back-translation with EEG-based Animal Model" with Yoshimasa Kadooka, PhD, from the Fujitsu Lab in Kawasaki, Japan. 


July 6th, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented “Novel Approach for Delirium : Development of Bispectral EEG Device, Machine Learning from Medical Record, and Epigenetic Hypothesis of Delirium”at the Ehime University, Ehime, Japan.


June 26th, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented “Prediction of Patient Outcomes by Bispectral EEG Device and Epigenetic Hypothesis of Delirium” at the Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan.


June 21-23rd, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the followings topics at the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology’s 114th Annual Convention, held June 21-23 in Kobe, Japan.

  • “Development of a portable bispectral EEG device suitable for mass screening of delirium”, as a speaker of a symposium, “Novel Advancements in Early Diagnosis, Prevention, Management of Delirium”
  • “Epigenetic Hypothesis of Delirium”, as a speaker of a symposium, “Breakthrough for Psychiatric Research ~Importance of Glial Cells~”

       


June 12th, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented “Bispectral EEG Screening for Delirium” at the American Delirium Society’s 8th Annual meeting, held June 10-12 in San Francisco, California. 


June 2018

Resident Scholar, Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD, graduated from the University of Iowa Internal Medicine – Psychiatry Residency program. Congratulations Aubrey!

He will become a research fellow at UIHC!


May 19-24th, 2018

New undergraduate assistants, Yaseen Shabbir and Olivia Read, joined our lab for the summer.  Welcome, Yaseen and Olivia!

Visiting medical student from Japan, Etsuko Hattori, joined our lab for the summer.  Welcome Etsuko!


May 12th, 2018

Medical student assistant, Nicholas Bormann graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  Congratulations Nick!

He will be joining the psychiatry residency program at UIHC!

Undergraduate assistants, Lindsey Gaul and Charlotte Wimmel, graduated from the University of Iowa.  Congratulations Lindsey and Charlotte!


May 10-12th, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, chaired and presented at the symposium, “Genome-Wide and Systems Biology Approach in Epigenetic Studies of Hormonal Influence and Their Relevance to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,” at the Society of Biological Psychiatry's 73rd Annual Scientific Convention, in New York, New York.

    


May 5-9th, 2018

 

The Shinozaki Lab presented two posters at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting:

1. Delirium Prediction Utilizing Text Mining and Machine Learning Algorithms

Nick Bormann, Sivakrishna Kuragayala, Lindsey Gaul, Mason Klisares, Kasra Zarei, Kumi Yuki, Sayeh Sabbagh, John Cromwell, Gen Shinozaki

This poster won an award for medical students/residents competition. Congratulations, Nick!

 

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, received a medal on behalf of M4, Nick Bormann, whose poster won a medical students/residents competition. He is pictured above with Dr. Anita Everett (APA President), Dr. Linda Worley (Annual Meeting Scientific Program Chair), Dr Saul Levin (CEO and Medical Director of APA), and Dr. Iqbal "Ike' Ahmed

 

2. Increased Prevalence of MDD, PTSD and medical conditions with Military Sexual Trauma 

Lindsey Gaul, Nick Bormann, Yang Roby, Gabrielle Duncan, Ellyn Cramer, Sayeh Sabbagh, Ginny Ryan, Hyunkeun Cho, Gen Shinozaki

 

This poster was selected for press briefing as one of only four posters selected out of >1,600 posters at the meeting. Congratulations, Lindsey!

The poster was also featured on the following news sites:

MD Magazine

Healio Psychiatric Annals

American Psychiatric Association News Room

Medscape

Physician's Briefing


April 24th, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, and Resident Scholar, Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD, published a paper titled “Integrated Inpatient Medical and Psychiatric Care: Experiences of 5 Institutions” in the Annals of Internal Medicine


April 18th, 2018,

Undergraduate assistant, Gabriela Duncan, presented a poster, “Epigenetic Investigation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Military Sexual Trauma,” at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF).


April 12th, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented "Prediction of patient outcomes by a novel electroencephalography device" at the 2018 Computational Psychiatry Symposium.


April 4th, 2018

Undergraduate research assistants, Mason Klisares and Sydney Jellison, were awarded the ICRU Summer Research Fellowship! Congratulations, Mason and Sydney!


April 3rd, 2018

Undergraduate student assistant, Gabrielle Duncan, presented at the Research in the Capitol 2018. Congratulations, Gabby!


March 30th, 2018,

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, and his collaborator, Ryan Cho, PhD, were accepted for the 2018 Clinical Trials Methodology Course funded by NINDS.


March 23rd, 2018

Medical student assistant, Tong Yu (M1), was awarded summer fellowship funding from the Carver College of Medicine to conduct an adelirium epigenetics study. Congratulations, Tong!



March 16th, 2018

 

Residency Match Results for our medical student assistant were announced!  

Nicholas Bormann matched to our own University of Iowa Psychiatry Residency.

Congratulations, Nick! He continues to be an instrumental part of our lab during his residency.


February 27th, 2018

 

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, chaired and presented for a symposium “A novel approach in prevention, prediction, screening and treatment of delirium” at  the World Psychiatric Association’s Thematic Congress in Melbourne, Australia.


February 7th, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, gave a talk at NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders) meeting at UIHC, titled “Novel EEG Device to Predict/Screen Delirium”


January 20, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, joined the editorial board of the journal Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.


January 19, 2018

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was invited to give a Grand Rounds presentation at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolois, MN. His talk was titled “Novel EEG Device to Predict/Screen Delirium and Patient Outcome.”


December 12, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, together with Dr. John Cromwell, presented at the Department of Surgery's Grand Rounds: "Game-Changing Approaches to Postoperative Delirium: Novel EEG Device to Predict/Screen Delirium"


December 6, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented a poster "Development of a Novel Point of Care EEG Device for Screening of Delirium" at the American College of NeuroPsychopharmatoclogy 56th Annual Meeting at Palm Springs, CA


November 9, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, organized and presented the following symposium at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine’s Annual Meeting, held November 8-11, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA: Game Changing Approach for Delirium: Machine Learning for Prediction, EEG Device for Screening and Monitoring, and New Medications for Prevention.

 

   


October 24, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, received the Fall 2017 Pilot Grant Award from the Department of Psychiatry. The grant will fund Shinozaki’s  research project: Epigenetic changes induced by high dose glucocorticoids.


October 13-17, 2017

PhD Student Patricia Braun presented "IMAGE-CpG: Development of a web-based search tool for genome-wide DNA methylation correlation between live human brain and peripheral tissues within individuals" at a WCPG conference in Orlando, Florida. 


October 9-14, 2017

Research fellow Mai Tanaka-Sahker presented a poster titled “Psychiatric symptoms following glucocorticoid administration in oral surgery” at the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) annual meeting. The event was held in San Francisco, CA. 


October 2-4, 2017

Dr. Phil Muskin, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Secretary of the American Psychiatric Association, visited the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry, where he presented at Grand Rounds and also provided a lecture to residents.Thank you, Phil!

 


September 15, 2017

Resident Scholar, Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD, presented the following poster, “Integrated Inpatient Care: Convergent Evolution from Five Institutions”, at at the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry annual meeting in Chicago, IL.

Nice job, Aubrey!


September 13 – 15th, 2017

Our medical student researchers, Elijah Dahlstrom and Adam Vesole, were awarded for their summer research presentations at the 49th Annual Medical Student Research Conference.  Congratulations Elijah and Adam!

Research Excellence in Emergency Medicine

Elijah Dahlstrom, M2“Bispectral EEG as Alternative to CAM-ICU for Delirium Screening in Emergency Department”

The George Winokur Research Award in Psychiatry

Adam Vesole, M2“DNA Methylation Patterns of Brain and Peripheral Tissue in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy”

Learn more here


Sept 8, 2017

 

The UI Carver College of Medicine hosted a breakfast reception to honor newly promoted Associate Professors. PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was honored for his recently added tenure to his Associate Professorship, together with his collaborator, Dr Karin Hoth, and other colleagues.


August 26, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, hosted a BBQ party for lab members. Over 30 guests enjoyed nice weather, food, and company!


 


August 15, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following at Neurology Grand Rounds: "Delirium detection with a simplified EEG device"


July 21, 2017

PhD student, Patricia Braun, has been selected as an ECIP Travel Award recipient for the 2017 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Orlando, Florida, October 13 – 17, 2017. Congratulations, Tricia!


July 19, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, gave a lecture, "Epigenetics and Systems Biology Approach in Psychiatry", at Department of Mental Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.


July 15, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, gave a lecture, "Basics of Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, and Psychiatric Research", at Juntendo  University, Tokyo, Japan.


July 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was featured on Lepic Kroeger Realtors’ Stories, describing our military sexual trauma epigenetics study. Click here to watch the compelling video.


June 23, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following, “Role of epigenetics, especially DNA methylation, in psychiatric disorders”, as a speaker of a symposium, “Molecular Psychiatry Lecture Series to read scientific journal articles on Science, Cell and Nature”, at the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology’s 113th Annual Convention, held June 22-24, 2017 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.


June 21, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following, “Current psychiatric practice, education and research, a perspective from a physician scientist in the United States”, at the University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan.


June 6, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following at the American Delirium Society’s 7th Annual meeting, held June 4-6, 2017 in Nashville, TN:
“Bispectral Portable EEG Device Suitable for Delirium Mass Screening”


June 2, 2017

Our undergraduate student assistants, Lindsey Gaul (junior) and Gabby Duncan (sophomore), were awarded academic year 2017-2018 fellowship funding from ICRU to conduct a military sexual trauma epigenetics study. Congratulations, Lindsey and Gabby!
Learn more here


May 26-June 23, 2017

Two visiting medical students, Haruyasu Amano and Mika Kaneko, from Yamanashi, Japan, rotated at the Shinozaki Lab for their research elective through an exchange program between the University of Yamanashi and the University of Iowa. Welcome, Haru and Mika!


May 20-24th, 2017

At the American Psychiatric Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, CA:

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD – chaired and presented the following two symposia:

  • May 20th: Co-managed Inpatient Care: There Is More Than One Way to Skin a Cat: Case Presentation and Consultative Workshop for Med-Psych Inpatient Care
  • May 22nd: Novel Approach for Delirium Prevention, Prediction, Screening and Treatment: New Pharmacotherapy, Machine Learning Approach and Newly Developed EEG Device

Gen Shinozaki, MD, was featured in a story about the benefits of a combined medical and psychiatry inpatient unit. 

Medical Student, Jonathan Heinzman, presented a poster – “GWAS and systems Biology Analysis of Depressive Symptoms among the COPDGene Cohort”  

Research Fellow, Kumi Yuki, MD, presented a poster- “Needs Assessment in Delirium Practice: Multisite, Multidisciplinary, Semi-Structured Interview Study”

Resident Scholar, Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD, presented a poster– “Delirium is Associated with Increased Mortality in Hospitalized Inpatients”


May 18-20th, 2017

At the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) 72nd Annual Scientific Convention, held in San Diego, CA:

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented – “Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Comparison by Illumina Epic Array between Live Human Brain and Peripheral Tissues within Individuals” at a symposium “Advances in Peripheral Epigenetic Studies of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” .

PhD candidate, Patricia Braun, presented a poster – “Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis of High-Dose Synthetic Glucocorticoid Administration within Buccal Samples of Oral Surgery Patients"

Research Scientist, Benjamin Hing, PhD, presented a poster - “Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis of FACS Sorted Live Human Brain Compared to Buccal, Saliva, and Blood from same Individuals”


May 12th, 2017

Medical student assistants, Timothy Ando and Terrence Wong, graduated from Carver College of Medicine.

Congratulations, Drs Ando and Wong!!

Undergraduate student assistant, Theodosis Chronis, graduated with a degree in human physiology.

Congratulations, Theo! He will be joining our lab as a full time research intern effective May 23rd.


April 24th, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, together with his collaborator, Dr John Cromwell, was awarded with the University of Iowa 2016 Inventor Award and Startup Launched Award at the University of Iowa Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony for the project, "Non-Invasive Device for Predicting and Screening Delirium".


April 21st, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was featured at “Expert’s Corner” on Psychiatric News, an official news site for American Psychiatric Association, to describe our delirium EEG study. Click here to read the full article          


April 19th, 2017

Research Fellow, Kumi Yuki, MD, published a paper, “Turning Points in the Lives of Youth of With/Without ADHD: Are They Linked to Changes in Substance Use?” on Journal of Attention Disorders. Congratulations, Kumi!   


April 5th, 2017

Undergraduate research assistants, Nick Coon and Hannah Chicchelly, were awarded for ICRU Summer Research Fellowship! Congratulations, Nick and Hannah!             


April 4th, 2017

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following at Grand Rounds alongside Hanna Zembrzuska, MD and Melissa Ludgate, MD:" To Foresee the Future, Consult the Past ~Updated review of delirium and novel approach of delirium screening with simplified EEG device~”


March 27th, 2017

New research coordinator, Sayeh Sabbagh, joined our lab. Welcome, Sayeh!!    


March 17th, 2017

Residency Match Results for our medical student assistants and a research fellow were announced!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Tim Ando matched with Stanford Psychiatry.
  • Terrence Wong matched with NY Presbyterian/Queens Surgery.
  • Kumi Yuki matched with our own UI Family Medicine/Psychiatry combined program.

Congratulations, all, for the well-deserved positions!


Feb 14, 2017

Aubrey Chan, MD, will be a 2017-2018 Psychiatry Chief Resident.Congraturations, Aubrey!           


January 25th, 2017

A junior, Ellyn Cramer, joined the lab as an undergraduate student assistant. Welcome, Ellyn!         


Dec 16th, 2016

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was awarded with Master's Degree in Informatics from University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics. His graduate school work funding was awarded by Carver College of Medicine, Helen Johnson Scholar in Informatics Program.


Nov 18, 2016

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, and EL, Kumi Yuki, MD, completed NSF I-Corp training held in Detroit, MI. Great work, Kumi! 


Nov 9-12, 2016

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, organized and presented the following three symposia at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine’s Annual Meeting, held November 9-12, 2016 in Austin, TX. 

1. Novel Approach for Delirium Prevention, Prediction, Screening and Treatment: New Pharmacotherapy, Machine Learning Approach and Newly Developed EEG Device                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

2. Co-managed Inpatient Care: There Is More Than One Way to Skin a Cat: Case Presentation and Consultative Workshop for Med-Psych Inpatient Care

3. Research SIG Presents: “What Can APM Do for You!? Research Career Development in Academic Psychiatry


Nov 1, 2016

Potash Lab’s PhD student, Tricia, presented “Genome-wide DNA methylation comparison between live human brain and peripheral tissues within individuals” at World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics Conference, Nov 2016, Jerusalem, Israel


Oct 28, 2016

A new research fellow, Mai Tanaka-Sahker, DDS, joined the lab. Welcome, Mai!


Oct 27, 2016

A sophomore, Nicholas Coon, joined the lab as an undergraduate student assistant. Welcome, Nick C!


Oct 7th, 2016

Research assistant, Jenny, took a new job closer to her home so that she can spend more time with her children. We will miss you, Jenny!


Oct 2016

PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, and EL, Kumi Yuki, MD, were awarded NSF I-Corp funding for the project, “Bispectral EEG and Automated Signal Processing Algorithm Suitable for Point-of-Care Mass Screening of Delirium”.


Sept. 20, 2016

A senior, Theodosis Chronis, joined the lab as an undergraduate student assistant. Welcome, Theo!


Sept. 20, 2016

A PhD student for Education Psychology, Sheng-Chun Yang, joined the lab as a PhD student assistant. Welcome, Sheng-Chun!


Sept 19th, 2016: PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, hosted a BBQ party for the lab members. Over 20 guests enjoyed nice weather, food, and company! 


Sept. 9, 2016

Jon Heinzman, medical student assistant, won The Lauretta Bender Award for Research in Psychiatry at 48th Annual Student Medical Research Day.
Congratulations, Jon!

Heinzman Award

Aug. 29, 2016
A psychiatry resident (PGY2), Yang Roby, MD, PhD, joined the lab as a resident scholar. Welcome, Yang! 

Aug. 18, 2016
Medical students Nick Sparr (M2) and Julian Robels (M2) joined our lab as medical student assistants. Welcome, Nick and Julian! 

July 18, 2016
A new research fellow, Kumi Yuki, MD, joined our lab. Welcome, Kumi!

June 30, 2016
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following, “Current psychiatric practice, education and research, a perspective from a physician scientist in the United States”, at the University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan.

June 29, 2016
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following, “Genome-wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Live Human Brain and Peripheral Tissues within Individuals”, at the National Defense Medical College in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.

June 3, 2016
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following, “Genome-wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Live Human Brain and Peripheral Tissues within Individuals”, as a lead speaker of a symposium, “Role of DNA methylation in psychiatric disorders: From biomarkers to pathophysiology”, at the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology’s 112th Annual Convention, held June 2-4, 2016 in Makuhari, Chiba, Japan.

May 20-June 17, 2016
Two visiting medical students, Yuta Muratake and Chio Kogure, from Yamanashi, Japan, rotated at the Shinozaki Lab for their research elective through an exchange program between the University of Yamanashi and the University of Iowa. Welcome, Yuta and Chio!

May 14, 2016
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following at the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 71st Annual Scientific Convention and Program, held May 12-14, 2016 in Atlanta, GA:
“Genome-wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Live Human Brain and Peripheral Tissues within Individuals”

May 2016
Undergraduate student assistant, Marie Hafner, graduated from the University of Iowa. She will be focusing on her next career by applying for medical school next year. We wish her the best!

May 2, 2016
An undergraduate student assistant, Lindsey Gaul (sophomore), was awarded academic year 2016-2017 fellowship funding from ICRU to conduct a military sexual trauma epigenetics study. Congratulations, Lindsey!
http://www.uiowa.edu/icru/article/icru-research-fellows-program

April 5 ,2016
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following at Grand Rounds alongside Angeles Morcuende, MD:
"PTSD: Evolutionary Trade-off and a Role for Epigenetics - Genome-wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Brain and Peripheral Tissues” 

March 31st, 2016
An undergraduate student assistant, Lindsey Gaul (sophomore), was awarded summer fellowship funding from ICRU to conduct a military sexual trauma epigenetics study. Congratulations, Lindsey!
http://www.uiowa.edu/icru/article/icru-research-fellows-program 

March 24th, 2016
A medical student assistant, Jon Heinzman (M1), was awarded summer fellowship funding from the Carver College of Medicine to conduct a neurosurgery/steroid epigenetics study. Congratulations, Jon!
http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/md/summerfellowship/

March 18th, 2016
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, presented the following at the Neurosurgery Research Conference:
“Genome-wide DNA Methylation Comparison between Live Human Brain and Peripheral Tissues within Individuals”

February 29th, 2016
A research coordinator, Jennifer Twombley, RN, joined the lab through ICTS. Welcome, Jenny!

February 29th, 2016
A medical student, Timothy Ando (M3), joined the lab as a medical student assistant. Welcome, Tim!

January 17th, 2016
A medical student, Terrence Wong (M3), joined the lab as a medical student assistant. Welcome, Terrence!

November 9th, 2015
A sophomore, Lindsey Gaul, joined the lab as an undergraduate student assistant. Welcome, Lindsey!

November 1st, 2015
An internal medicine-psychiatry resident, Aubrey Chan, MD, PhD, joined the lab as a resident scholar. Welcome, Aubrey!

October 9th, 2015
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, in partnership with John Cromwell, MD, of the University of Iowa Surgery Department, recently secured funding from the University’s Research Foundation Commercialization GAP Fund Program to test a new device-driven approach to screening for and predicting delirium. 
http://uiventures.uiowa.edu/university-iowa-gap-funding
http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/Psychiatry/psych_newsarticle.aspx?id=35106

September 29th, 2015
A medical student, Jonathan Heinzman (M1), joined the lab as a medical student assistant. Welcome, Jon!

July 1st, 2015
PI, Gen Shinozaki, MD, was awarded a K23 Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a military sexual trauma epigenetics study. 
http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/psychiatry/shinozaki/research/

May 24th, 2015
A sophomore, Marie Hafner, joined the lab as an undergraduate student assistant. Welcome, Marie!

May, 2015
PI’s office was moved to Medical Laboratories B002.