University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Helmet Karim, PhD, to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 

We are pleased to announce that Helmet Karim, PhD, has been promoted to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Karim’s research focuses on the predictive role of the acute neural changes associated with treatment response in major depressive disorder (MDD). He is principal investigator of a National Institute of Mental Health-funded K01 career development award, “Machine Learning Models for Identifying Neural Predictors of TMS Treatment Response in MDD.”

After receiving his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Karim joined the Department of Psychiatry as a postdoctoral scholar on the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded Clinical and Translational Research Training in Geriatric Mental Health T32 grant under the mentorship of Carmen Andreescu, MD.

“Dr. Karim is an exceptionally talented investigator,” said Dr. Andreescu. “Highly collaborative and ridiculously hard working, Dr. Karim is that rare species of scientist able to comprehend both methodological details and big conceptual themes in neuroscience. It has been a pleasure to mentor him. This promotion is truly well deserved, and I look forward to seeing him grow into an exquisite scientist.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Karim!