People Hathaway-Sycamores’ Dr. Alyssa Ward Appointed Visiting Scientist at Huntington Medical Research Institutes From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 1:00 pm Community News HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., LCP. Photo courtesy Hathaway-SycamoresHuntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) – a distinguished biomedical research organization in Pasadena – recently appointed Alyssa M. Ward, Ph.D., LCP, as a Visiting Scientist. A resident of San Marino, Dr. Ward will simultaneously continue in her position as Director of Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Training at Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services.In her position at Hathaway-Sycamores – which is among California’s leading children’s mental health and welfare agencies – Dr. Ward is charged with overseeing the clinical training of staff members and ensuring that their training reflects scientific, evidence-based practice. In her role as a HMRI Visiting Scientist, Dr. Ward will be looked to for her expertise in clinical research and randomized clinical trials. Specifically, she will be a co-principal investigator on a research network team that’s applying for a National Institutes of Health grant focusing on pediatric traumatic brain injury recovery.In addition to Dr. Ward’s extensive experience dovetailing with HMRI’s research and clinical-trial needs, many of the children that Hathaway-Sycamores serves have suffered traumatic brain injuries or are at high risk for sustaining such injuries. As a result of Dr. Ward’s HMRI Visiting Scientist post, impacted Hathaway-Sycamores’ youth will have access to state-of-the-art, free-of-charge medical testing for traumatic brain injuries. This diagnostic data can then help inform these youngsters’ physical and mental-health treatment plans and, hopefully, improve their treatment outcomes.Commenting on her HMRI appointment, Dr. Ward said, “I’m excited to be part of two organizations – Hathaway-Sycamores and HMRI – both of which are leaders in their respective fields. Working together,” she added, “I’m confident that we not only can expand access to advanced medical technology among a population that otherwise might not have this access, but that we also can expand our knowledge regarding how kids optimally recover from traumatic brain injury.”Earlier this year – prior to being named a Visiting Scientist – HMRI invited Dr. Ward to serve as a guest speaker. The topic of her well-attended presentation was, “Evidence-Based Practices in Community Mental Health for Youth: Traversing the Science-Practice Gap using the Managing and Adapting Practice System.” Prior to joining Hathaway-Sycamores, Dr. Ward held the position of Training Director for Practicewise, LLC, where she was charged with training more than 1,000 therapists nationwide in the Managing and Adapting Practice System for Evidence-Based Practice.Dr. Ward earned her Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a dual residency in Pediatric and Community Child Psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Additionally, Dr. Ward completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and the University of California, Los Angeles. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.