Siriraj Faculty Abroad at UCLA

Congratulations to Asst. Prof. Kitikan Thana-udom of Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, who has completed her role as a ‘Visiting Assistant Research Scientist (Research Fellow) in Psychiatry’ at the ULCA Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior, and at the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between October 1st, 2018 – June 11th, 2020.

During her services, Asst. Prof. Kitikan has assisted in many research topics such as memory impairment, memory training, and late-life mood disorder. Asst. Prof. Kitikan also participated in the CSR activities with the Royal Thai Consulate by giving a lecture to senior housing on the topic “Mental Health in Elders” and delivered a poster presentation at the “American Psychiatric Association Meeting 2019” in San Francisco. Asst. Prof. Kitikan also attended the Short Training Course in “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia”. She recently published her research topics, “Sleep Quality, Neurocognitive Performance, and Memory Self-Appraisal in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Memory Complaints” and “A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Combined Escitalopram and Memantine for Older Adults With Major Depression and Subjective Memory Complaints”. And lastly, Asst. Prof. Kitikan has delivered an abstract presentation on the topic “Anxiety Symptoms are Associated with Smaller Insular and Orbitofrontal Cortex Volumes in Late-Life Depression”.