Neuroimaging Research in Geriatric Psychiatry


Neuroimaging Research in Geriatric Psychiatry

Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD Charles F. Reynolds III and Ellen G. Detlefsen Endowed Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry and Professor of Bioengineering and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Please join us for our Meet the PI lecture featuring the research of Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD on April 12th. Dr. Aizenstein directs the Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory and is an expert on the cognitive and affective neuroscience of aging and geriatric brain disorders.

Dr. Aizenstein is Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. As a physician-scientist, his ongoing research has substantially increased our understanding of the brain mechanisms associated with geriatric depression and improved prevention and treatment. Depression in the elderly is a leading cause of lost years of healthy life and is a major public health concern. Early in his career Dr. Aizenstein defined important questions regarding the interaction between depression and dementia. He then used his training in computational science to identify the neural pathways involved in implicit and explicit learning using both structural and functional MRI. Dr. Aizenstein developed new computational methods for neuroimaging analyses that have been used by multiple other investigators, and which continue to move the field of neuroimaging research in geriatric psychiatry forward. 

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 (Telephone: 412-246-6787; Email:

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