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Centers of Excellence

The Department is currently home to five federally-funded Centers of Excellence:

  • Aging Well, Sleeping Efficiently
    Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Buysse, MD

  • Biological & Information Processing Mechanisms Underlying Autism
    Principal Investigator: Nancy Minshew, MD

  • Center for Translational Mental Health Research
    Principal Investigator: David Lewis, MD

  • In Vivo PIB PET Amyloid Imaging: Normals, MCI & Dementia
    Principal Investigator: William Klunk, MD, PhD

  • Transdisciplinary Studies of CBT for Anxiety in Youth
    Principal Investigator: Neal Ryan, MD

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also funds three research centers within the Department of Psychiatry:

  • Consortium on the Causes and Prevention of Violence
    Principal Investigator: Rolf Loeber, PhD

  • Deciphering Altered Brain Connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder to Improve Intervention
    Principal Investigator: Nancy Minshew, MD

  • Reducing the Cognitive Consequences of Cannabis Use by Adolescents
    Principal Investigator: David Lewis, MD