Bethea, Terrence Carter
B.S., Public Health: UNC-Chapel Hill
M.A.: UNC-Chapel Hill
M.D.: UNC-Chapel Hill
Resident Psychiatry: UNC-Chapel Hill
Terrence Carter Bethea, MD (also known as TC) is currently a child psychiatry research associate in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was born and raised in North Carolina. He studied public health/nutrition during his undergraduate studies and then went on to medical school, both at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Bethea has completed a Research Fellowship at UNC’s Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center under the supervision of Drs. Richard, Mailman and Lin Sikich, followed by a clinical fellowship with the ASPIRE Research Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UNC. His research is focused on the treatment of children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Fragile X, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. His studies also include interventions to mitigate metabolic side effects of antipsychotics.
Gabriel Dichter, PhD has joint faculty appointments at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. Dr. Dichter is the director of the Clinical Affective Neurosciences Laboratory (CAN) at Duke. The CAN Laboratory is dedicated to the use of neuroscience methods to better understand, detect, treat, and prevent psychiatric disorders. Research methods include psychophysiology, functional MRI, eye-tracking, and behavioral approaches. The CAN strategy is to first validate methods in non-clinical contexts, then to apply our paradigms in acute psychiatric conditions, and finally to test our assays as potential biomarkers of treatment response. CAN’s primary focus is on autism spectrum disorders and unipolar major depressive disorder. Dr. Dichter and Dr. Sikich work together on an MRI research study evaluating the efficacy of aripiprazole (Abilify®) in autism spectrum disorders.
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B.S., Social Work: Spring Arbor University
MSW, Social Work: Indiana University
Lindsey Hazzard is an outreach coordinator-clinical social worker at UNC and is particularly interested in assessment of childhood disorders. She has been in clinical research for 5 years. Lindsey is very involved with many of our clinical assessments including diagnostic assessments such as the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and Kiddie Schedule of Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Aged Children (KSADS). Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and boston terrier bulldog, Bailey.
B.A., English: Washington University
M.A.: Neurobiology: Washington University
M.D.: Washington University
Resident Psychiatry: Yale University
Dr. Sikich is an associate professor at UNC and has become interested in early onset psychotic illnesses. Previously, during her child psychiatry research training fellowship at Yale Child Study Center she focused upon autism spectrum disorders. Today, the majority of her work is focused on evaluating and developing treatments for severe neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia using standard efficacy measures, effectiveness measures that also consider the tolerability and acceptability of treatments, and neurocognitive outcomes. She is interested in genetic factors that may influence treatment response. Her research on treatments for autism, bipolar disorder, Fragile X Syndrome and schizophrenia spectrum disorders in children and adolescents is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.