Researchers on the Rise Lecture


Neural Energetic and Circuitry Alterations in Schizophrenia

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

Neurodevelopmental Contributions to Psychosis

Maria Jalbrzikowski, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The Department of Psychiatry welcomes two of its talented early career researchers to the stage for its next Researchers on the Rise lecture series. On October 26th Jill Glausier, PhD and Maria Jalbrzikowski, PhD will present findings from their latest research and discuss how this work will inform future areas of study.

The focus of Dr. Glausier's research is investigating excitatory signaling and oxidative phosphorylation alterations in schizophrenia. In her studies Dr. Glausier uses laser capture microdissection and gene expression profiling in discrete cell types in postmortem human tissue and electron microscopy studies to evaluate the morphological correlates of the abnormal profiles in schizophrenia.

Dr. Jalbrzikowski earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed postdoctoral training in Neurobehavioral Genetics at UCLA and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. These training experiences served as the basis of her K01 career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Jalbrzikowski studies how adolescent brain development goes awry prior to psychosis onset, and the genetic factors influencing this atypical development. Her goal is to better understand how psychosis emerges during childhood and adolescence, to help us identify causes of the illness and treatment targets to facilitate early detection and intervention. 

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Location. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium

For More Information. Please contact Frances Patrick at or at 412-246-6787.

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference. WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
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