Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory

The GPN Lab Studies Neuroimaging Markers of Alzheimer's Disease

Advances in Alzheimer's Disease give people new hope

The GPN Lab seeks to improve the lives of the elderly


  1. Nishita Muppidi's project on predicting brain age using machine learning models was accepted to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Atlanta, Georgia!
  2. Akiko Mizuno and Helmet Karim were accepted into and attended the Summer Research Institute at Vanderbilt University. The Research Career Institute in the Mental Health of Aging (CIMA) is a year-long mentoring program that includes a 5-day Summer Research Institute and 12 months of ongoing research mentoring.
  3. Congratulations to Erica Tamburo for her nomination for the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic’s Research Employee of the Year award. Two awards were presented to staff at the 18th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day event on June 7, 2018.

  4. Helmet Karim and Maxwell Wang published their paper on prediction of treatment response in LLD using a computational model.

  5. Joanne Beer won Best Student Paper Award at the 3rd Annual Statistics in Imaging Conference entitled "Predicting Continuous Measures From Neuroimages: Incorporating Information About Functional Networks and Spatial Structure."

  6. Congratulations to Helmet Karim, who recently passed his Ph.D defense with flying colors and who also won outstanding poster (graduate student category) at the 17th annual WPIC Research Day with the poster entitled "Functional Activation During Emotion Reactivity in Late-Life Depression: Early Markers of Treatment Response." Great job Helmet!

  7. Helmet Karim was given an honorable mention for his poster presentation (entitled "Association between change in brain gray matter volume, cognition, and depression severity: pre- and post- antidepressant pharmacotherapy for late-life depression") at Aging Institute Research Day 2017.

  8. Congratulations to Minjie Wu for being selected for the 2017 Research Career Institute in Mental Health of Aging (CIMA) mentoring program!

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