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Nancy Buccola, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Email: nbucco@lsuhsc.edu
Phone: 504-568-4194
Office: 310
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday 8:00am - 12:00pm;Thursday 12-2 pm; other hours available by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Bio

Nancy Buccola is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University.

Ms. Buccola is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, a Clinical Specialist in adult psychiatric mental health nursing, and a Certified Nurse Educator. She currently serves as the course coordinator for the Introduction to Professional Nursing course and a course faculty member for the mental health course.

Ms. Buccolas research interest and publication areas include mental health, genetics, and schizophrenia.  Her awards and honors include the Copping Excellence in Teaching Award, the School of Nursing Faculty Caring Award, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Research, and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation Outstanding Nurse Researcher of the Year award.


Publications/Presentations

RESEARCH/GRANTS

Funded 

9/2007-5/2010                    

Consultant (clinical/phenotype and analysis issues) on GAIN grant (FNIH), A

Genome-Wide Association Study of Schizophrenia 1U01MH079469-01A1

9/2003-8/2008                  

Principle Investigator, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia sponsored by NIMH,

R01-MH067257

9/2001-8/2003                      

Principle Investigator, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia sponsored by NIMH,

RO1-MH61675

9/1999-9/2001                      

Grant Coordinator, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia sponsored by NIMH,

RO1-MH61675


PUBLICATIONS

Rosedale, M. T., Jacobson, M., Moller, M. D., Opler, M. G., Buccola, N., Strauss, S. M.,
…Malespina, D. (2014). Transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance cognition and
functioning in schizophrenia. Novel Physiotherapies, 4(1), 1000191.
http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2165-7025.1000191

Buccola, N. G. (2014). 100 years of schizophrenia genetics: Where are we now? Journal of the
American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 20(1), 59.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1078390313516267

Fanous, A. H., Zhou, B., Aggen, S. H., Bergen, S. H., Amdur, R. L., Duan, J., Sanders, A. R., Shi, J., Mowry, B. J., Olincy, A., Amin, F., Cloninger, C. R., Sliverman, J. M., Buccola, N. G., Byerley, W. F., Black, D. W., Freedman, R., Dudbridge, F., Holmans, P. A., Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Consortium, Ripke, S., Gejman, P. V., Kendler, K. S., Levinson, D. F. (2012). Genome-wide association study of clinical dimensions of schizophrenia: Polygenic effect on disorganized symptoms. American Journal of Psychiatry, 69, 309-1317. http//dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.12020218

Rosedale, M., Perrin, M., Buccola, N., Strauss, S., & Malaspina, D. (2012). An evidence-based response to ‘Genes and schizophrenia: A pseudoscientific disenfranchisement of the individual’. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19, 83-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01834.x

Levinson, D. F., Juan, D., Oh, S., Sanders, A. R., Shi, J., Mowery, B. J., Olincy, A., Silverman, J. M., Buccola, N. G., Byerley, W. F., Black, D. W., Kendler, K. S.,  Freedman, R., Dudbridge, F., Pe’er, I., Hakonarson, H., Bergen, S. E.,  Fanous, A. H.,  Holmans, P. A., Gejman, P. V., (2011).
Copy number variants in schizophrenia: Confirmation of previous findings and new evidence for 3q29 microdeletions and VIPR2 duplications. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 302-316.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.10060876

Buccola, N. G., Rosedale, M., Bryan, T. (2010). A clinical translation of the research article titled, “alcohol and violence-related injuries among emergency room patients in an international perspective.” Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 16, 236-238.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10783903103757847

Sanders, A. R., Levinson, D. F., Duan, J., Dennis, J. M., Li, R., Kendler, K. S., Rice, J. P., Shi, J., Mowry, B. J., Amin, F., Silverman, J. S., Buccola, N. G., Byerley, W. F.,  Black, D. W., Freedman, R., Cloninger, C. R., & Gejman, P. V. (2010). The internet-based MGS2 control sample: Self report of mental illness. American Journal of Psychiatry 167, 854-865.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.09071050



Shi J., Levinson D. F., Duan J., Sanders A, R., Zheng Y., Pe'er I., Dudbridge F., Holmans F. A., Whittemore A. F., Mowry B. J., Olincy A., Amin F., Cloninger C. R., Silverman J. M., Buccola N. G., Byerley W. F., Black D. W., Crowe R. R., Oksenberg J. R., Mirel D. B., Kendler K. S., Freedman R., & Gejman P. V. (2009). Common variants on chromosomes 6p22.1 are associated with schizophrenia. Nature, 460, 753-757. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature08192

Sanders, A. R., Duan, J., Levinson, D. F., Shi, J., He, D., Hou, C., Burrell, G. J., Rice, J. P., Nertney, D. A., Olincy, A., Rozic, P., Vinogradov, S., Buccola, N. G., Mowry, B. J., Freedman, R., Amin, F., Black, D. W., Silverman, J. M., Byerley, W. F., Crowe, R. R., Cloninger, C. R.,
Martinez, M., & Gejman, P. V. (2008). No significant association of 14 candidate genes with schizophrenia in a large European ancestry sample: Implications for psychiatric genetics. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 497-506.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2007.07101573

Conrad, E. J, Townsend, M. H., & Buccola N. (2008). Restoration of mental health services in New Orleans. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2007.07101697

Suarez B. K., Duan J., Sanders A. R., Hinrichs A. L., Jin C. H., Hou C., Buccola N. G., Hale N., Weilbaecher A. N., Nertney D. A., Olincy A., Green S., Schaffer A. W., Smith C. J., Hannah D.
E., Rice J. P., Cox N. J., Martinez M., Mowry B. J., Amin F., Silverman J. M., Black D. W., Byerley W. F. Crowe R. R., Freedman R., Cloninger C. R., Levinson D. F., & Gejman P. V., (2006). Genomewide linkage scan of 409 European-ancestry and African American families with schizophrenia: Suggestive evidence of linkage at 8p23.3-p21.2 and 11p13.1-q14.1 in the combined sample. American Journal of Human Genetics, 78, 315-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/500272      

Gejman, P. V., Duan, J., Sanders, A. R., Hou, C., Burrel, G., Buccola, N. G., Mowry, B. J., Amin, F., Silverman, J. M., Black, D. W., Byerley, W. F., Freedman, R., Cloninger, C. R., Levinson, D. F., Martines, M. (2006). Genetics of schizophrenia: Progress and caveats. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 9 (Suppl. 1), S28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1461145706007292

Reckless, J., & Geiger, N. (1985). Impotence as a practical problem. In J. LoPiccolo & L. LoPiccolo (Eds.). Handbook of sex therapy (pp. 295-321). New York: Plenum Press.

Reckless, J., & Geiger, N. E. (1975). Impotence as a practical problem. In Dowling, F. (Ed.) Disease-A-Month, May 1975. Chicago: Yearbook Medical Publishers.

Authorship as part of the Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Collaboration

Arnedo, J., Svrakic, D. M., Del Val, C., Romero-Zalizh, R., Hernandez-Cuervo, H., Molecular
Genetics of Schizophrenia Consortium, ...Zwir, I. (2015). Uncovering the hidden risk
architecture of the schizophrenias: Confirmation in three independent genome-wide association
studies. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172, 139-153.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14040435

Duan, J., Shi j., Fiorentino, A., Letes, C., Chen, X., Moy, W., …Gejman, P. (2014). A rare
functional noncoding variant at the GWAS-implicated MIR137/MIR2682 locus might confer
 risk to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. American Journal of Human Genetics, 95, 744-753.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahg.2014.11.001

Sanders, A. R., Goring, H. H., Duan, J., Drigalenko, E. I., Moy, W., Freda, J., ...Gejman, P. V.
(2013). Transcriptome study of differential expression in schizophrenia. Human
Molecular Genetics, 22, 5001-5014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddt350

Candia, T. R., Lee, H., Yang,J., Browining, B. L., Gejman, P. V., Levinson, D. F., …Keller, M. C. (2013). Additive genetic variation in schizophrenia risk is shared by populations of African and European descent. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 93, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.07.007

Lee, S. H., DeCandida, T. R., Ripke, S., Yang, J., The Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study Consortium (PGC-SCZ), The Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Collaboration (MGS) …Wray, N. R. (2012). Estimating the proportion of variation in susceptibility to schizophrenia captured by common SNPs. Nature Genetics, 44, 247-250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.1108

Williams, H. J., Norton, L., Dwyer, S., Moskvina, V., Nikolov, I., Carroll, L., …O’Donovan, M. C., (2011). Fine mapping of ZNF804A and genome-wide significant evidence for its
involvement in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, 16, 429-441. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2011.11

Richards, A. L., Jones, L., Moskvina, V., Kirov, G., Gejman, P. V., Levinson, D. F., …O’Donovan, M. C. (22 February 2011). Schizophrenia susceptibility alleles are enriched for alleles that affect gene expression in adult human brain. Molecular Psychiatry, 17, 193-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2011.11

O'Donovan M. C., Norton N., Williams H., Peirce T., Moskvina V., Nikolov I., …Hamshere M., (2009). Analysis of 10 independent samples provides evidence for association between schizophrenia and a SNP flanking fibroblast growth factor receptor 2. Molecular Psychiatry, 14, 30–36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2008.108

O’Donovan, M., Craddock, N., Norton, N., Williams, H., Peirce, T., Moskvina, V., …Owen, M. (2008). Identification of loci associated with schizophrenia by genome-wide association and follow-up. Nature Genetics, 40, 1053-1055. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1038/ng20

The Gain Collaborative Research Group (2007). New models of collaboration in genomewide
association studies: The Genetic Association Information Network. Nature Genetics, 39, 1045-1051. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng2127

Authorship as part of the Schizophrenia Psychiatric GWAS Consortium

Nicodemus, K. K., Hargrave, A., Morris, D., Anney, R., Corvin, A., Donohoe, G., &
Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome-wide Association Study (GWAS) Consortium (2014).
Variability in working memory performance explained by epistasis vs polygenic scores in the
ZNF804A pathway. JAMA Psychiatry, 71, 778-785.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.528

Van Scheltinga, A. F. T., Bakker, S. C., Van Haren, N. E. M., Derks, E. M., Buizer-Voskamp, J. E., Cahn, W., …Gejman, P. V. (2013). Schizophrenia genetic variants are not associated with intelligence. Psychological Medicine, 43(12), 2563-2570. doi:10.1017/S0033291713000196

Levinson, D. F., Shi, J., Wang, K., Oh, S., Riley, B., Pulver, A., …Holmans, P. (2012). Genome-wide association study of multiplex schizophrenia pedigrees. American Journal of Psychiatry. 169, 963-973. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.11091423

The Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome Wide Study (GWAS) Consortium (2011). Genome-wide association study identifies five new schizophrenia loci. Nature Genetics, 43, 969-976. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.940

Authorship as Part of the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium

The Network and Pathway Analysis Subgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. (2015).
Psychiatric genome-wide association study analyses implicate neuronal, immune, and histone
pathways. Nature Neuroscience, 18, 199-209. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.3922

Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. (2014). Biological
insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci. Nature, 511, 421-427.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13595

Andreassen, O. A., Harbo, H. F., Wang, Y., Thompson, W. K., Schork, A. J., Mattingsdale, M.,
...Dale, A. M. (2014, January 28). Genetic pleiotropy between multiple sclerosis and
schizophrenia but not bipolar disorder: Differential involvement of immune-related gene loci.
Molecular Psychiatry advance online publication, 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2013.195

Andreassen, O. A., Djurovic, S., Thompson, W. K., Schork, A. J., Kendler, K. S., O’Donovan, M. C., …Dale, A. M. (2013). Improved detection of common variants associated with schizophrenia by leveraging pleiotropy with cardiovascular-disease risk factors. The American Journal of Human Genetics 92, 197-209. . http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.213.01.001

Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (2013). Genetic relationship between five psychiatric disorders estimated from genome-wide SNPs. Nature Genetics. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ng.2711

Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (2013). Identification of risk loci with shared effects on five major psychiatric disorders: A genome-wide analysis. The Lancet. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S0140-6736(12)62129-1

Collaborator

Maier, r., Moser, G., Chen, G., Ripke, S., Cross-Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric
Genomics Consortium, Coryell, W., …Hong Lee, S. (2015). Joint analysis of psychiatric
disorders increases accuracy of risk prediction ofr schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major
depressive disorder. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 96, 283-294.
http://dx.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.12.006

Goes, F. S., Rongione, M., Chen, Y. C., Karchin, R., Elhaik, E., Bipolar Genome Study,
Potash, J. B. (2011). Exonic DNA sequencing of ERBB4 in bipolar disorder. PLoS One,
6(5), e20242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020242

Belmonte, M. P., Pirooznia, M., Goes, F. S., Seifuddin, F., Steele, J., Lee, P. H.,
…Zandi, P. P. (2011). Genome-wide association analysis of age at onset and psychotic symptoms in bipolar disorder. American Journal of Medical Genetics B Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 156, 370-378.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.31172


Knight, J., Rochberg, N. S., Saccone, S. F., Nurnberger, J. I. Jr.,  NIMH Genetics Initiative
Bipolar Disorder Consortium, Rice, J. P. (2010). An investigation of candidate regions for
association with bipolar disorder. American Journal of Medical Genetics B Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 153, 1292-1297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.31100

Mahon, P. B., Payne, J. L., MacKinnon, D. F., Mondimore, F. M., Goes, F. S.,Schweizer, B., …Potash, J. B. (2009). Genome-wide linkage and follow-up association
study of postpartum mood symptoms. American Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 1229-1237.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2009.09030417

Maier, r., Moser, G., Chen, G., Ripke, S., Cross-Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Coryell, W., …Hong Lee, S. (2015). Joint analysis of psychiatric disorders increases accuracy of risk prediction ofr schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 96, 283-294. http://dx.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.12.006