Meet the PI Lectures
From Bipolar Disorder to Alzheimer Disease and Things in Between
The Department will feature the research of Ariel Gildengers, MD as part of our Meet the PI lecture series on November 13th. Dr. Gildengers is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. His research interests have focused on improving the treatment of individuals with Bipolar Disorder, particularly older adults. He has studied medical comorbidity and cognitive dysfunction associated with Bipolar Disorder.
Aging Well: Behavioral Lifestyle Interventions for Body and Mind
We are kicking off 2021 with a Meet the PI lecture featuring the work of Elizabeth Venditti, PhD. Dr. Venditti is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and directs the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Support Center. She is an expert in developing scalable behavioral change interventions—aligned with community health services—to prevent obesity and diabetes.
Emotional Regulation Circuitries in Youth with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
We hope you will join us for the next Meet the PI lecture featuring the work of Amelia Versace, MD. Dr. Versace is an expert in diffusion imaging data analyses and she uses innovative diffusion imaging techniques to examine abnormalities in specific white matter tracts important for emotional regulation in a variety of psychiatric disorders. Her research examines the neurobiology of emotion regulation and associated psychiatric disorders.
Developmental Effects of Prenatal Substance Use
The Meet the PI lecture series continues on February 26th with a presentation by Gale Richardson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Richardson is an expert on the developmental effects of prenatal substance use, specifically focusing on prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE) and its long-term effects on offspring.
Early Detection of Beta-amyloid and Factors that Might Modify the Relationship between Amyloid Deposition and Normal Concomitants of Advancing Age
We are delighted to feature the work of Ann Cohen, PhD at our next Meet the PI lecture. Dr. Cohen is a leader in translational research in amyloid-based neurodegenerative conditions. Her work focuses on the early detection of beta-amyloid and factors that might modify the relationship between amyloid deposition and the normal concomitants of advancing age. She investigates the relationship between subclinical Alzheimer’s Disease pathology and modifiable risk factors that could explain the development of cognitive changes in midlife and old age.