Laura Guatteri

Meet Laura Guatteri

Laura Guatteri is a psychiatry resident, a specialty that charmed her during her early years of medical school in Nice and by its capacity to place the patient at the center of care in a multidisciplinary and medical-social approach.

Originally from the south of France, Laura arrived in Paris in 2018 to complete her residency. She knows how to organize time to take advantage of all the cultural opportunities that the capital can offer and exchange with a multitude of people from various backgrounds. Therefore, she is looking forward to participating in the multidisciplinary projects of the Medical Cultures cycle offered by the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

Curious by nature, she quickly decided to deepen her knowledge during a year of research. Naturally, having had the opportunity to attend various psychiatric conferences and to do most of her internships in university centers, her encounters led her to an interest in regarding neuroimaging in patients with schizophrenia. It is also complex clinical situations in which medicine does not yet offer an optimal solution that have aroused intrigued this desire for research.

The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des Etats-Unis will allow Laura to complete a master’s degree in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience during the 2021-2022 academic year, and thus participate in a research project in neuroimaging aimed at better understanding the brain circuits involved in certain mental pathologies, thus contributing to innovative therapeutic advances in brain stimulation.

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