MELINDA ANN NOVAK

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Hair loss and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Melinda A Novak
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 53:261-6. 2014
  2. pmc Alopecia: possible causes and treatments, particularly in captive nonhuman primates
    Melinda A Novak
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Comp Med 59:18-26. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of puzzle feeders on pathological behavior in individually housed rhesus monkeys
    M A Novak
    New England Regional Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Primatol 46:213-27. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Self-injurious behavior in rhesus monkeys: new insights into its etiology, physiology, and treatment
    Melinda A Novak
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 7710, USA
    Am J Primatol 59:3-19. 2003
  5. pmc A rhesus monkey model of self-injury: effects of relocation stress on behavior and neuroendocrine function
    Matthew D Davenport
    Division of Behavioral Biology, New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:990-6. 2008
  6. pmc Effects of shampoo and water washing on hair cortisol concentrations
    Amanda F Hamel
    Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9271, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 412:382-5. 2011
  7. pmc Surrogate mobility and orientation affect the early neurobehavioral development of infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Amanda M Dettmer
    Neuroscience and Behavior Program Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 50:418-22. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Laterality in semi-free-ranging black and white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata variegata): head-tilt correlates with hand use during feeding
    Eliza L Nelson
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Am J Primatol 71:1032-40. 2009
  9. pmc Hair cortisol predicts object permanence performance in infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Amanda M Dettmer
    Neuroscience and Behavior Program, University of Massachusetts, Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 51:706-13. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical function in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) with self-injurious behavior
    Stefan Tiefenbacher
    Harvard Medical School, New England Regional Primate Research Center, Division of Behavioral Biology, One Pine Hill Drive, Southborough, MA 01772, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:501-15. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2005
  5. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2004
  6. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2003
  7. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2002
  8. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2001
  9. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2000
  10. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 1999

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Hair loss and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis activity in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Melinda A Novak
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 53:261-6. 2014
    ..Moreover, the source of the additional cortisol in the hair of alopecic monkeys (that is, from the circulation or from local synthesis in the skin) remains to be determined. ..
  2. pmc Alopecia: possible causes and treatments, particularly in captive nonhuman primates
    Melinda A Novak
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
    Comp Med 59:18-26. 2009
    ..Alopecia in nonhuman primates is a multifaceted disorder with many potential sources. For this reason, appropriate testing for various disease conditions should be completed before alopecia is considered to be related to stress...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of puzzle feeders on pathological behavior in individually housed rhesus monkeys
    M A Novak
    New England Regional Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Primatol 46:213-27. 1998
    ..They also yield transient reductions in whole body stereotypy, an effect that does not extend beyond the direct manipulation of the feeder. Puzzle feeders are ineffective in alleviating self-injurious behavior...
  4. ncbi request reprint Self-injurious behavior in rhesus monkeys: new insights into its etiology, physiology, and treatment
    Melinda A Novak
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 7710, USA
    Am J Primatol 59:3-19. 2003
    ..The potentially reinforcing effects of SIB may account for the failure of some treatment regimens. These findings are compared to studies of SIB in humans, and concordances are identified...
  5. pmc A rhesus monkey model of self-injury: effects of relocation stress on behavior and neuroendocrine function
    Matthew D Davenport
    Division of Behavioral Biology, New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:990-6. 2008
    ..This study investigated the short- and long-term behavioral and neuroendocrine responses of SIB and control monkeys to the stress of relocation...
  6. pmc Effects of shampoo and water washing on hair cortisol concentrations
    Amanda F Hamel
    Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 9271, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 412:382-5. 2011
    ..Currently unknown, however, is the extent of potential cortisol loss from hair that has been repeatedly exposed to shampoo and/or water...
  7. pmc Surrogate mobility and orientation affect the early neurobehavioral development of infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Amanda M Dettmer
    Neuroscience and Behavior Program Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 50:418-22. 2008
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  8. ncbi request reprint Laterality in semi-free-ranging black and white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata variegata): head-tilt correlates with hand use during feeding
    Eliza L Nelson
    Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Am J Primatol 71:1032-40. 2009
    ..Additional studies on patterns of laterality would be informative for understanding how laterality has changed across the primate order and the adaptive significance of laterality in primates...
  9. pmc Hair cortisol predicts object permanence performance in infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)
    Amanda M Dettmer
    Neuroscience and Behavior Program, University of Massachusetts, Tobin Hall, 135 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 51:706-13. 2009
    ..01) and screen tasks (p < 0.05). These data are the first to implicate hair cortisol as a reliable predictor of early cognitive performance in infant macaque monkeys...
  10. ncbi request reprint Altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical function in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) with self-injurious behavior
    Stefan Tiefenbacher
    Harvard Medical School, New England Regional Primate Research Center, Division of Behavioral Biology, One Pine Hill Drive, Southborough, MA 01772, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:501-15. 2004
    ..e. self-directed biting, and to the recency of a wounding episode. It remains to be determined whether humans who exhibit SIB show similar alterations in HPA function...
  11. ncbi request reprint Fenfluramine challenge, self-injurious behavior, and aggression in rhesus monkeys
    Stefan Tiefenbacher
    New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, One Pine Hill Drive, Southborough, MA 01772 9102, USA
    Physiol Behav 80:327-31. 2003
    ..Moreover, a dose-dependent response to FEN was observed only for prolactin, suggesting that this variable is more appropriate than cortisol as an endpoint for FEN challenge in monkeys...
  12. ncbi request reprint Analysis of endogenous cortisol concentrations in the hair of rhesus macaques
    Matthew D Davenport
    Division of Behavioral Biology, New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 1 Pine Hill Drive, Southborough, MA 01772, USA
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 147:255-61. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of diazepam treatment for the management of acute wounding episodes in captive rhesus macaques
    Stefan Tiefenbacher
    New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts 017721, USA
    Comp Med 55:387-92. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that SIB is not a homogeneous disorder in rhesus monkeys; rather, distinct subtypes exist that require different treatment approaches...
  14. ncbi request reprint Environmental enrichment for nonhuman primates: theory and application
    Corrine K Lutz
    Division of Behavioral Biology, New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, MA, USA
    ILAR J 46:178-91. 2005
    ..Only social contact satisfies the goal of promoting a wide variety of species-typical activities while at the same time reducing or preventing the development of abnormal behavior...
  15. pmc The effect of rearing experience and TPH2 genotype on HPA axis function and aggression in rhesus monkeys: a retrospective analysis
    Guo Lin Chen
    Harvard Medical School, New England Primate Research Center, Southborough, MA 01772, USA
    Horm Behav 57:184-91. 2010
    ..Our findings strengthen the involvement of G x E interactions at the loci of serotonergic genes and the utility of the nonhuman primate to model G x E interactions in the development of human neuropsychiatric diseases...
  16. pmc The anxiogenic drug FG7142 increases self-injurious behavior in male rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
    Christine A Major
    New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, MA, United States
    Life Sci 85:753-8. 2009
    ..Here, we determined whether rhesus monkeys increase their self-directed biting following a challenge with the anxiogenic compound N-methyl-beta-carboline-3-carboxamide (FG7142)...
  17. pmc Polymorphisms in the 3' UTR of the serotonin transporter are associated with cognitive flexibility in rhesus macaques
    Eric J Vallender
    Division of Neurochemistry, New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts 01772, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:467-75. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint The physiology and neurochemistry of self-injurious behavior: a nonhuman primate model
    Stefan Tiefenbacher
    Division of Behavioral Biology, New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, MA 01772, USA
    Front Biosci 10:1-11. 2005
    ..Implications of this hypothesis for understanding self-injury in patients with borderline personality disorder and members of the general population are discussed...

Research Grants13

  1. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In Specific Aim 4, we will establish effective pharmacological treatments for SIB in monkeys and evaluate individual differences in treatment efficacy. ..
  2. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In Specific Aim 4, we will establish effective pharmacological treatments for SIB in monkeys and evaluate individual differences in treatment efficacy. ..
  3. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In Specific Aim 4, we will establish effective pharmacological treatments for SIB in monkeys and evaluate individual differences in treatment efficacy. ..
  4. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..In Specific Aim 4, we will establish effective pharmacological treatments for SIB in monkeys and evaluate individual differences in treatment efficacy. ..
  5. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These studies should provide important new information concerning the pathophysiology of SIB in monkeys and should lead to the development of useful treatment strategies. ..
  6. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These studies should provide important new information concerning the pathophysiology of SIB in monkeys and should lead to the development of useful treatment strategies. ..
  7. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These studies should provide important new information concerning the pathophysiology of SIB in monkeys and should lead to the development of useful treatment strategies. ..
  8. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These studies should provide important new information concerning the pathophysiology of SIB in monkeys and should lead to the development of useful treatment strategies. ..
  9. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..These studies should provide important new information concerning the pathophysiology of SIB in monkeys and should lead to the development of useful treatment strategies. ..
  10. SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR AND PRIMATE WELL BEING
    Melinda Novak; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This information is critical for developing effective interventions and improving colony management. ..
  11. Self-Injurious Behavior and Primate Well-Being
    MELINDA ANN NOVAK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In Specific Aim 4, we will establish effective pharmacological treatments for SIB in monkeys and evaluate individual differences in treatment efficacy. ..