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


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. Buccola’s 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.



Consultant (clinical/phenotype and analysis issues) on GAIN grant (FNIH), “A
Genome-Wide Association Study of Schizophrenia” 1U01MH079469-01A1
Principle Investigator, “Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia” sponsored by NIMH,
Principle Investigator, “Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia” sponsored by NIMH,
Grant Coordinator, “Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia” sponsored by NIMH,
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.
Buccola, N. G. (2014). 100 years of Schizophrenia Genetics: Where are we now? Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 20(1), 61.
 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//
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Conrad, E. J, Townsend, M. H., & Buccola N. (2008). Restoration of mental health services in New Orleans. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 33.
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.   
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Authorship as part of the Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Collaboration
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.\10.1093/hmg/ddt350
Candia, T. R., Lee, H., Yang,J., Browining, B. L., Gejman, P. V., Levinson, D. F. (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Authorship as part of the Schizophrenia Psychiatric GWAS Consortium
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.
The Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome Wide Study (GWAS) Consortium (2011). Genome-wide association study identifies five new schizophrenia loci. Nature Genetics, 43, 969-976.
Authorship as Part of the Schizophrenia Workgroup
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.
 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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.