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July 27, 2018
CTMHR Undergraduate Research Program Fellows Complete the 2018 Summer Program
On Friday, July 27, 2018, 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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March 2018
Joseph Kannarkat Awarded Inaugural Kanders Churchill Scholarship to Study Health Care Policy at Cambridge University
Joseph Kannarkat, a former fellow in the 2016 Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research Undergraduate Research Program has been awarded a 2018-19 Kanders Churchill Scholarship at Cambridge University. Joseph is expected to graduate this spring from the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences with dual degrees in economics and neuroscience and a minor in chemistry.
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October 26, 2018
12:00-1:30 PM
WPIC Auditorium

Researchers on the Rise Lecture
Maturation of Corticostriatal Circuits in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Jill Glausier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Neurodevelopmental Variation of Intrinsic Functional Connectivity and its Relationship to Psychosis Risk and Gene Expression
Maria Jalbrzikowski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


September 28, 2018
12:00-1:30 PM
WPIC Auditorium

Special Guest Speaker
Complement Genes in Schizophrenia and Autoimmune Disease

Steven McCarroll, PhD
Dorothy and Milton Flier Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and Genetics
Director of Genetics, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School


September 6, 2018
4:00-5:00 PM
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6

Provost's Inaugural Lecture and Reception
Hard of Listening - Auditory Cortex Pathology in Schizophrenia

Robert A. Sweet, MD
UPMC Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Neuroscience
Professor of Neurology and Clinical and Translational Science


 

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October 18, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM
WPIC Room 278

Western Psychiatric Hospital Wide Journal Club
Mobile App Intervention to Improve Motivation in Individuals with Recent-Onset Schizophrenia

Schlosser DA, Camellone TR, Truong B, Etter K, Vergani S, Komaiko K, Vinogradov S (2018). Efficacy of PRIME, a mobile app intervention designed to improve motivation in young people with schizophrenia.Schizophrenia Bulletin 44:1010-1020.
Presented by Katherine Fu, MD (PGY2 Resident, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Chair: Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, MD, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, UPSOM)
Invited Experts: Peter Bachman, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UPSOM), Armando Rotondi, PhD (Associate Professor of Health Systems Engineering and Research, University of Pittsburgh), Sophia Vinogradov, MD (Professor and Head of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School - videoconference)

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 welcome to attend.

 

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