Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
Research in First Episode and Clinical High Risk Psychosis
EPINET: First-Episode Psychosis Research The UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Services for the Treatment of Early Psychosis (STEP) clinic is an outpatient program for the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of people who may be experiencing early signs of a psychotic illness. STEP is one of 20 clinics across Maryland and Pennsylvania that will be included in an Early Psychosis Intervention Network...
Dr. Salisbury Promoted to Professor of Psychiatry
Dean Salisbury, PhD is an international expert in the field of pathology and pathophysiology in early psychosis. His primary research focus is understanding the neurophysiological and MRI structural and functional measures of impaired sensation, perception, and basic memory function in psychosis to facilitate early identification of the disorder. He helped to change the conceptualization of schizophrenia as a...
Dr. Dean F. Salisbury Forges New Ground to Detect Underlying Brain Abnormalities Giving Rise to Psychosis
Dean F. Salisbury, PhD has conducted his extensive research career studying the pathology and pathophysiology in early psychosis—a field in which he is an international expert—with one ultimate goal in mind: early identification of the disorder. His research delves into understanding the basic dysfunctions that will lead to earlier identification, better interventions, and improved outcome in schizophrenia and...
Dean Salisbury, PhD Awarded NARSAD Independent Investigator Award
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation has selected Dean Salisbury, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, with a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award. Dr. Salisbury was recruited to the Department of Psychiatry faculty in 2012 and serves as the Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Research Laboratory. The laboratory utilizes multimodal brain imaging to examine thought disturbance (cognitive-level) and...