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       2-Week Creativity Camp!         Artwork by Zay Hayee


Purpose

Creativity Camp Study

In the summer of 2022, adolescents will attend a 2-week long creativity camp, have brain scans, and do interviews.

We are no longer recruiting participants for this study.

 

 

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Study Details

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

Creativity Research Team

(In Alphabetical Order)


 Abimbola Asojo

Abimbola Asojo

Professor Abimbola Asojo has led workshops and summer camps since 2013 to expose underrepresented K-12 students to design and create pathways to the profession. Her scholarship and engagement focuses on promoting and advancing racial/ethnic diversity in design. 

Diversity & Design Program 


Angie Mejia 

Headshot of Angie

Angie Mejia is an assistant professor and civic engagement scholar at the University of Minnesota Rochester. I will help with the qualitative aspects of this study.

 

Speak truth to power, always.

 

 


Bonnie Klimes-Dougan 

Bonnie Klimes-Dougan

 

Dr. Klimes-Dougan is an investigator for the Creativity Camp Study and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Klimes-Dougan's research focuses on the stress system, considering risk and protective factors for distress, depression and despair in adolescents.  

 


Boris Oicherman 

Boris Oicherman

An engineer turned artist turned museum curator, Boris Oicherman is invested in context-specific collaborative art.

As the Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration at the Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota, he established a new program of creative engagement with research across disciplines and cultures, realizing the potential of artists to become drivers of radically diverse knowledge in academia. Boris' Bio

 


Bryon Mueller 

Bryon Mueller

Bryon Mueller is a medical physicist with research interest in applying novel magnetic resonance imaging methods to help understand the structural and functional differences of the brains of clinical populations. 

Within the University of Minnesota, he is a member of the 3T operations committee, which sets policy for use of the 3T systems at CMRR, and responsible for quality assurance monitoring of the 3T systems at CMRR.

 


Choolwe Haamankuli 

Choolwe Haamankuli

Choolwe is a 4th year undergraduate student studying psychology. He serves as a research volunteer with the RAD Lab and as a study staffer with the Creativity Project.

He plans on going to graduate school to become a medical doctor and is currently working indirectly with patients as a medical scribe at the MHealth Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center. Choolwe has interests in psychiatry as well as understanding mechanisms of the brain as they relate to depression in adolescence.

 


Josie Friedman 

Josie Friedman

Josie is an undergraduate research assistant in the RAD lab.

She is currently studying psychology and human physiology; she hopes to pursue a career that combines use of psychosocial skills with knowledge of health. 

 

 


 Kathryn Cullen

Kathryn Cullen

Dr. Cullen (she/her) is an investigator for the Creativity Camp Study and an Associate Professor and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. 

Dr. Cullen's research focuses on adolescent depression and related problems such as self-injury.

 

 


Mark Fiecas 

Mark Fiecas

Mark is an assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and is the statistician for the project.

"Six marathons done, and many more to go."

 Mark's Past Research


Michaelle DiMaggio-Potter 

Michaelle DiMaggio-Potter

Michaelle DiMaggio-Potter (she/her) is a MIND Scholar in the RAD Lab and the Study Coordinator for the Creativity Camp Research Project.

She is interested in maladaptive cognition and behavior, specifically emotional dysregulation and self-harm, and desires to improve treatment methods for adolescents who suffer from mood and personality disorders. 

 

 


Peng Wu 

Peng Wu

 

Peng is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator.

He is interested in creating healing spaces through collective art-making.  

 

 


Wilma Koutstaal 

Wilma Koutstaal

Wilma is a psychology professor who studies, teaches, and writes about mental flexibility, memory, and creativity. She is developing the different measures of creative thinking and the "mental agility warm-ups."

"How does the human mind innovate and create using past and present knowledge?"

 


Yuko Taniguchi 

Yuko Taniguchi

 

"Creativity is a space inside us.

Does this work?"

 

 

 


Zay Hayee 

Zay Hayee

 

Zay is a second year undergraduate psychology student in the RADLab and volunteer staff on the study.

She is interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology with a focus on behavioral treatment and counseling for adolescents.

 

 

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Gallery

Michaelle, Josie, and Olivia at UROC Event.
RADLab Creativity Team Members at CORE Kickoff Event 2021
CORE Kickoff Origami
Picture of Blue Brain by Zay Hayee