Department Faculty Selected for 2016 ACNP Travel Awards


Two members of the Department of Psychiatry have been selected for Travel Awards by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).  

Jill Glausier, PhD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and an active member of the Translational Neuroscience Program at the University of Pittsburgh.  Her research interests include investigating excitatory signaling and oxidative phosphorylation alterations in schizophrenia.  Dr. Glausier's research uses laser capture microdissection and gene expression profiling in discrete cell types in postmortem human tissue and electron microscopy studies to evaluate the morphological correlates of the abnormal profiles in schizophrenia.  

Rebecca Price, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is interested in neurocognitive factors in the etiology, course and treatment of depression, anxiety, and suicidality.  Her current research explores the intersection of clinical and neurocognitive research, including translation of cognitive neuroscience findings into novel brain-based interventions, and individual differences in neurocognitive function that predict response to specific treatments.

The travel awards will support their participation at the next ACNP Annual Meeting, which will take place December 4-8, 2016 in Hollywood, Florida. The meeting is one of the world's leading forums for the exchange of cutting edge scientific information about the brain, behavior, and psychotropic drugs.

Congratulations to Drs. Glausier and Price!