Banner Link to UK Academy for Undergraduate Excellence Division of Undergraduate Education

The Office of Undergraduate Research

Nicolas Badre

The physiological and behavioral effects of carbon dioxide on Drosophila melanogaster larvae
Mentor: Dr. Robin Cooper

Nick's Beckman research proposal can be found at the bottom of the page.

Following graduation from the University of Kentucky in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Nick served as a research assistant in the UK College of Medicine while completing his MD. He is currently a Psychiatry Resident at the University of California.

Publications as a Beckman Scholar:

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
The physiological and behavioral effects of carbon dioxide on Drosophila melanogaster larvae

International Journal of Zoological Research
Reduced Calcium Channel Function in Drosophila Distrupts Associative Learning in lLarva and Behavior in Adults

Professional Conference Presentations as a Beckman Scholar:

2006 - Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
2005 - Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
2004 - Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (as a Beckman applicant)

Publications Following Graduation from UK:

“The Pursuit of Evidence Based Psychiatry: Interview of UC San Diego Chairman Lewis Judd” Badre, N.H. (Psychiatric News). In progress

2011 “Defendant Centered Psychiatry. A brief look at our esteemed forensic psychiatrists: Dr. Naimark.” Badre, N.H. (San Diego Psychiatric Society Newsletter).

2008 “What do patients want? Some answers I found in Patient Centered Medicine.” Badre, N.H. (Laennec). 2(3):4.

2008 "Lessons on Patient Centered Medicine" Badre, N.H. (Laennec). 2(2):4.

2008 "Book Review: The Myth of Alzheimer" Badre, N.H. (Laennec). 2(1):3.

2007 “Worthy Medicine: A look at Cost Effective Medicine” Badre, N.H. (Laennec). 1(2):5.

2007 "Laennec: The Idea" Badre, N.H. (Laennec). 1(1):1.

Professional Conference Presentations Following Graduation from UK:

2013 - "Substance Use Amongst Older Adults: Emerging Trends", American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Annual Meeting
2013 - "Rates and associations of sleep treatment use in community dwelling older adults", AAGP Annual Meeting
2013 - "Benzodiazepine and Opiate use disorders in older adults", VA La Jolla Geriatric Psychiatric didactics
2013 - "The Epistemology and Phenomenology of the Psychiatric Object", UC San Diego Psychiatry Journal Club
2013 - “Alcohol and Benzodiazepine misuse in the older population”, VA La Jolla Hospital, Nursing Retreat
2012 - “Treatment of the metabolic impairments secondary to antipsychotics”, UC San Diego Psychiatry Journal Club

17 more oral & poster presentations from 2008-2011 not listed

Awards and Noteworthy Achievements as an Undergraduate:

Flora Gertrude Ribble Scholarship, Gertrude Ribble Foundation
Academic Excellence, University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky's main presenter, Posters-at-the-Capitol, 2006
Undergraduate Poster Presentation winner, Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Awards and Noteworthy Achievements Following Graduation from UK:

Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching at UC San Diego: Resident Award in Psychiatry
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Fellow on the Psychopharmacology Committee
Medical Education and Research Foundation (MERF) for the treatment of alcoholism and drug dependencies scholarship
Best Resident Teacher PGY 1 Year - University of California San Diego Psychiatry Residency
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry: Geriatric Mental Health Foundations Honors Scholar
American Neurological Association Student Travel Award
CCTS Professional Student Mentored Research Program
Emery Wilson Grant for Improvement of Medical Education

From Nick (Spring 2006):

Since receiving my scholarship in 2005, I have published one peer-reviewed article with Dr. Cooper. Thanks to the Beckman Scholarship, the work accomplished during my undergraduate career led me to serve as a research assistant for Dr. Gregory Jicha at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, when I entered medical school at the University of Kentucky. Together, we will approach Alzheimer's disease from an uncommon angle, looking at vascular problems associated with the disease.

Research Proposal: