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Francesco Versace

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
DepartmentStephenson Cancer Center
Address655 Research Parkway
Oklahoma City OK 73104-3603
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    R01DA032581     (VERSACE, FRANCESCO)Jul 15, 2012 - Jun 30, 2017
    Beyond Cue Reactivity: ERPs, Sensitivity to Natural Rewards and Smoking Cessation
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21DA038001     (VERSACE, FRANCESCO)Jul 15, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
    Neurobehavioral Assessment of Reward Sensitivity in Young Smokers
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Versace F, Engelmann JM, Deweese MM, Robinson JD, Green CE, Lam CY, Minnix JA, Karam-Hage MA, Wetter DW, Schembre SM, Cinciripini PM. Beyond Cue Reactivity: Non-Drug-Related Motivationally Relevant Stimuli Are Necessary to Understand Reactivity to Drug-Related Cues. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 06 01; 19(6):663-669. PMID: 28486715.
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    2. Cinciripini PM, Green CE, Robinson JD, Karam-Hage M, Engelmann JM, Minnix JA, Wetter DW, Versace F. Benefits of varenicline vs. bupropion for smoking cessation: a Bayesian analysis of the interaction of reward sensitivity and treatment. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2017 Jun; 234(11):1769-1779. PMID: 28275830.
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    3. Miccoli L, Delgado R, Guerra P, Versace F, Rodríguez-Ruiz S, Fernández-Santaella MC. Affective Pictures and the Open Library of Affective Foods (OLAF): Tools to Investigate Emotions toward Food in Adults. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0158991. PMID: 27513636; PMCID: PMC4981440.
    4. Engelmann JM, Versace F, Gewirtz JC, Cinciripini PM. Individual differences in brain responses to cigarette-related cues and pleasant stimuli in young smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 01; 163:229-35. PMID: 27141838; PMCID: PMC4880545 [Available on 06/01/17].
    5. Robinson JD, Versace F, Engelmann JM, Cui Y, Gilbert DG, Waters AJ, Gritz ER, Cinciripini PM. Attentional bias to smoking and other motivationally relevant cues is affected by nicotine exposure and dose expectancy. J Psychopharmacol. 2016 Jul; 30(7):627-40. PMID: 27097731.
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    6. Deweese MM, Robinson JD, Cinciripini PM, Versace F. Conditioned cortical reactivity to cues predicting cigarette-related or pleasant images. Int J Psychophysiol. 2016 Mar; 101:59-68. PMID: 26826400; PMCID: PMC4853025 [Available on 03/01/17].
    7. Versace F, Kypriotakis G, Basen-Engquist K, Schembre SM. Heterogeneity in brain reactivity to pleasant and food cues: evidence of sign-tracking in humans. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2016 Apr; 11(4):604-11. PMID: 26609106; PMCID: PMC4814789 [Available on 04/01/17].
    8. Deweese MM, Claiborne KN, Ng J, Dirba DD, Stewart HL, Schembre SM, Versace F. Dispensing apparatus for use in a cued food delivery task. MethodsX. 2015; 2:446-57. PMID: 26870667; PMCID: PMC4678323.
    9. Meyer MJ, Coull BA, Versace F, Cinciripini P, Morris JS. Bayesian function-on-function regression for multilevel functional data. Biometrics. 2015 Sep; 71(3):563-74. PMID: 25787146; PMCID: PMC4575250.
    10. Robinson JD, Versace F, Engelmann JM, Cui Y, Slapin A, Oum R, Cinciripini PM. The motivational salience of cigarette-related stimuli among former, never, and current smokers. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Feb; 23(1):37-48. PMID: 25436840; PMCID: PMC4314387.
    11. Robinson JD, Engelmann JM, Cui Y, Versace F, Waters AJ, Gilbert DG, Gritz ER, Cinciripini PM. The effects of nicotine dose expectancy and motivationally relevant distracters on vigilance. Psychol Addict Behav. 2014 Sep; 28(3):752-60. PMID: 24841184; PMCID: PMC4518546.
    12. Zhang L, Guindani M, Versace F, Vannucci M. A spatio-temporal nonparametric Bayesian variable selection model of fMRI data for clustering correlated time courses. Neuroimage. 2014 Jul 15; 95:162-75. PMID: 24650600; PMCID: PMC4076058.
    13. Versace F, Engelmann JM, Robinson JD, Jackson EF, Green CE, Lam CY, Minnix JA, Karam-Hage MA, Brown VL, Wetter DW, Cinciripini PM. Prequit fMRI responses to pleasant cues and cigarette-related cues predict smoking cessation outcome. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Jun; 16(6):697-708. PMID: 24376278; PMCID: PMC4015090.
    14. Versace F, Engelmann JM, Jackson EF, Slapin A, Cortese KM, Bevers TB, Schover LR. Brain responses to erotic and other emotional stimuli in breast cancer survivors with and without distress about low sexual desire: a preliminary fMRI study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2013 Dec; 7(4):533-42. PMID: 23955492.
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    15. Robinson JD, Versace F, Lam CY, Minnix JA, Engelmann JM, Cui Y, Karam-Hage M, Shete SS, Tomlinson GE, Chen TT, Wetter DW, Green CE, Cinciripini PM. The CHRNA3 rs578776 Variant is Associated with an Intrinsic Reward Sensitivity Deficit in Smokers. Front Psychiatry. 2013; 4:114. PMID: 24065931; PMCID: PMC3779859.
    16. Minnix JA, Versace F, Robinson JD, Lam CY, Engelmann JM, Cui Y, Brown VL, Cinciripini PM. The late positive potential (LPP) in response to varying types of emotional and cigarette stimuli in smokers: a content comparison. Int J Psychophysiol. 2013 Jul; 89(1):18-25. PMID: 23643564; PMCID: PMC3771859.
    17. Cinciripini PM, Robinson JD, Karam-Hage M, Minnix JA, Lam C, Versace F, Brown VL, Engelmann JM, Wetter DW. Effects of varenicline and bupropion sustained-release use plus intensive smoking cessation counseling on prolonged abstinence from smoking and on depression, negative affect, and other symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 May; 70(5):522-33. PMID: 23536105; PMCID: PMC4128024.
    18. Cui Y, Versace F, Engelmann JM, Minnix JA, Robinson JD, Lam CY, Karam-Hage M, Brown VL, Wetter DW, Dani JA, Kosten TR, Cinciripini PM. Alpha oscillations in response to affective and cigarette-related stimuli in smokers. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 May; 15(5):917-24. PMID: 23060019; PMCID: PMC3621581.
    19. Cui Y, Robinson JD, Versace F, Lam CY, Minnix JA, Karam-Hage M, Dani JA, Kosten TR, Wetter DW, Brown VL, Cinciripini PM. Differential cigarette-related startle cue reactivity among light, moderate, and heavy smokers. Addict Behav. 2012 Aug; 37(8):885-9. PMID: 22571920; PMCID: PMC3358408.
    20. Engelmann JM, Versace F, Robinson JD, Minnix JA, Lam CY, Cui Y, Brown VL, Cinciripini PM. Neural substrates of smoking cue reactivity: a meta-analysis of fMRI studies. Neuroimage. 2012 Mar; 60(1):252-62. PMID: 22206965; PMCID: PMC3288122.
    21. Versace F, Engelmann JM, Jackson EF, Costa VD, Robinson JD, Lam CY, Minnix JA, Brown VL, Wetter DW, Cinciripini PM. Do brain responses to emotional images and cigarette cues differ? An fMRI study in smokers. Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Dec; 34(12):2054-63. PMID: 22097928; PMCID: PMC3237919.
    22. Lam CY, Robinson JD, Versace F, Minnix JA, Cui Y, Carter BL, Wetter DW, Cinciripini PM. Affective reactivity during smoking cessation of never-quitters as compared with that of abstainers, relapsers, and continuing smokers. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012 Apr; 20(2):139-50. PMID: 22039752; PMCID: PMC3381955.
    23. Versace F, Lam CY, Engelmann JM, Robinson JD, Minnix JA, Brown VL, Cinciripini PM. Beyond cue reactivity: blunted brain responses to pleasant stimuli predict long-term smoking abstinence. Addict Biol. 2012 Nov; 17(6):991-1000. PMID: 21967530; PMCID: PMC3252422.
    24. Lang PJ, Wangelin BC, Bradley MM, Versace F, Davenport PW, Costa VD. Threat of suffocation and defensive reflex activation. Psychophysiology. 2011 Mar; 48(3):393-6. PMID: 20667037; PMCID: PMC3620017.
    25. Robinson JD, Lam CY, Carter BL, Minnix JA, Cui Y, Versace F, Wetter DW, Cinciripini PM. A multimodal approach to assessing the impact of nicotine dependence, nicotine abstinence, and craving on negative affect in smokers. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2011 Feb; 19(1):40-52. PMID: 21341922; PMCID: PMC3384685.
    26. Versace F, Minnix JA, Robinson JD, Lam CY, Brown VL, Cinciripini PM. Brain reactivity to emotional, neutral and cigarette-related stimuli in smokers. Addict Biol. 2011 Apr; 16(2):296-307. PMID: 21182573; PMCID: PMC3058803.
    27. Costa VD, Lang PJ, Sabatinelli D, Versace F, Bradley MM. Emotional imagery: assessing pleasure and arousal in the brain's reward circuitry. Hum Brain Mapp. 2010 Sep; 31(9):1446-57. PMID: 20127869; PMCID: PMC3620013.
    28. Versace F, Bradley MM, Lang PJ. Memory and event-related potentials for rapidly presented emotional pictures. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Aug; 205(2):223-33. PMID: 20628736; PMCID: PMC2987666.
    29. Versace F, Robinson JD, Lam CY, Minnix JA, Brown VL, Carter BL, Wetter DW, Cinciripini PM. Cigarette cues capture smokers' attention: evidence from event-related potentials. Psychophysiology. 2010 May 01; 47(3):435-41. PMID: 20070579; PMCID: PMC4037813.
    30. Miccoli L, Versace F, Koterle S, Cavallero C. Comparing sleep-loss sleepiness and sleep inertia: lapses make the difference. Chronobiol Int. 2008 Sep; 25(5):725-44. PMID: 18780200.
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    31. Versace F, Mazzetti M, Codispoti M. The temporal stability of the effects induced by the cued reaction time task. Assessment. 2008 Jun; 15(2):145-52. PMID: 18463405.
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    32. Pastor MC, Bradley MM, Löw A, Versace F, Moltó J, Lang PJ. Affective picture perception: emotion, context, and the late positive potential. Brain Res. 2008 Jan 16; 1189:145-51. PMID: 18068150; PMCID: PMC2993239.
    33. Sabatinelli D, Bradley MM, Lang PJ, Costa VD, Versace F. Pleasure rather than salience activates human nucleus accumbens and medial prefrontal cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Sep; 98(3):1374-9. PMID: 17596422.
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    34. Versace F, Cavallero C, De Min Tona G, Mozzato M, Stegagno L. Effects of sleep reduction on spatial attention. Biol Psychol. 2006 Mar; 71(3):248-55. PMID: 15978717.
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    35. Versace F, Mozzato M, De Min Tona G, Cavallero C, Stegagno L. Heart rate variability during sleep as a function of the sleep cycle. Biol Psychol. 2003 May; 63(2):149-62. PMID: 12738405.
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