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Dr. Howard Aizenstein Promoted

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has promoted Dr. Howard Aizenstein to the rank of Professor of Psychiatry with tenure.  Dr. Aizenstein also holds secondary appointments in Bioengineering and Clinical and Translational Science.

Dr. Aizenstein is an expert in the field of geriatric psychiatry.  He is well known for his research focusing on the cognitive and affective neuroscience of aging. As the Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory and Co-Director of Psychiatry Neuroimaging at the University of Pittsburgh, he has developed collaborations with many investigators at the University of Pittsburgh and at other academic institutions around the country. Dr. Aizenstein’s research program uses different converging methodologies, traditional computer tasks, and structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, to identify key brain structures associated with affective and cognitive processing, and how these change over time with and without intervention.  He is currently the Principal Investigator of two R01 grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and plays key roles for two research centers - the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Center for Late-Life Depression Prevention.  He has published over 120 articles in peer reviewed publications including the American Journal of Psychiatry and Molecular Psychiatry.

In addition to his significant research activities, Dr. Aizenstein is a skilled clinician, teacher and mentor who gives generously of his time to academic service. He has been the co-director of the T32 postdoctoral training program Clinical Research Training in Late-Life Mood Disorders since 2008 and he has been a thoughtful mentor to numerous undergraduates, postdoctoral scholars, residents, and junior faculty. He has frequently been asked to serve as a member of federal study sections and regularly reviews for a number of significant scientific journals.  

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Aizenstein on achieving this important milestone in his career.