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July 28, 2017
CTMHR Undergraduate Research Program Fellows Complete the 2017 Summer Program
On Friday, July 28, 2017, the ten week summer portion of the Undergraduate Research Program concluded with the students’ final presentations. The Undergraduate Research Program, directed by David Lewis, MD and coordinated by John Enwright, PhD, Debra Montrose, PhD and Lisa Murphree, engages undergraduate students in translational mental health research, giving them the opportunity to work full-time collecting and analyzing data for a research project, participating in journal clubs, shadowing mental health clinicians and attending research seminars and didactic sessions on research strategies, ethics and career development.
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August 2016
Mark Zaki Begins Studies at Harvard Medical School
In August, Mark Zaki, a former fellow in the 2014 Conte Center Undergraduate Research Program (URP), began his studies in the MD Program at Harvard Medical School. While he was a student at Pitt, Mark worked in Dr. David Lewis’ lab from the summer of 2013 through the summer following his graduation in 2016. He was also mentored by Ms. Holly Bazmi and Dr. Sohei Kimoto, in addition to Dr. Lewis.
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September 22, 2017
12:00-1:30 PM
WPIC Auditorium

Neurobiological Mechanisms Underlying Cognitive Control and their Disturbance in Psychiatric Disorders
Jonathan Cohen, MD, PhD
Robert Bendheim and Lynn Bendheim Thoman Professor in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Princeton Neuroscience Institute Princeton University


September 22, 2017
9:00-10:00 AM
1695 Biomedical Science Tower

Translational Neuroscience Program Seminar
The Synaptic Proteome in Schizophrenia is Super Different: Seriously you guys, like ALL the proteins

Matthew MacDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


September 15, 2017
12:00-1:30 PM
WPIC Auditorium

Department of Psychiatry Researchers on the Rise Lectures:
Dissecting Response to Antipsychotic Treatment with Functional Neuroimaging

Deepak Sarpal, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


DNA Methylation as a Mechanism for Reduced Dendritic Spine Density in Schizophrenia
Brandon McKinney, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


September 15, 2017
9:00-10:00 AM
1695 Biomedical Science Tower

Translational Neuroscience Program Seminar
Altered Regulation of Actin Dynamics and Cortical Dendritic Spine Deficits in Schizophrenia

David A. Lewis, MD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Thomas Detre Professor of Academic Psychiatry Chair, Department of Psychiatry


 

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November 10, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 PM
WPIC Auditorium

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds
Identifying and Managing Youth at Risk for Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders

Peter Bachman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Boris Birmaher, MD
Endowed Chair in Early Onset Bipolar Disease
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


September 21, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 PM
WPIC Auditorium

WPIC Wide Journal Club
Mismatch Negativity in Schizophrenia as a Biomarker

Erickson MA, Ruffle A, Gold JM. (2016). A Meta-Analysis of Mismatch Negativity in Schizophrenia: From Clinical Risk to Disease Specificity and Progression. Biol Psychiatry. 15;79(12):980-7
Alfie Sklar, MD, PhD (PGY2 Psychiatry Resident)
Dean F. Salisbury, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry)
Invited Expert: Peter M. Bachman, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry)

This series of mentored Journal Club presentations of the latest and potentially most influential research findings aims to allow attendees to use the knowledge gained from a critical analysis of the latest research from across the neuroscience and social science literature to guide their own further reading and enhance evidence based practice. All UPMC faculty and staff are invited to attend.

 

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Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research
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