Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory

News and Events

Date News
April 2019 Thomas Skoff has been accepted to the Swanson School of Engineering Summer Research Internship!
March 2019 Dr. Howard Aizenstein won the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics!
March 2019 Congratulations to Matthew Rosenblatt for his acceptance into the Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) at NIH, which is a 10-week program allowing rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories.
October 2018 Nishita Muppidi's project on predicting brain age using machine learning models was accepted to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Atlanta, Georgia!
August 2018 Congratulations to Erica Tamburo, winner of the Women of FileMaker's Steven Blackwell Travel Scholarship to attend the 2018 FileMaker's Developer Conference in Grapevine Texas.
July 2018 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.
June 2018 Congratulations to Erica Tamburo for her nomination for the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic 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.
June 2018 Helmet Karim and Maxwell Wang published their paper on prediction of treatment response in LLD using a computational model.

Read the paper here.
June 2017 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."
June 2017 Helmet 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."
May 26th 2017 Helmet Karim successfully defended his PhD entitled "Early prediction of late-life depression remission: multi-factor kernel-based machine learning utilizing single dose pharmacological functional magnetic resonance imaging."
May 2017 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.
April 2017 Congratulations to Minjie Wu for being selected for the 2017 Research Career Institute in Mental Health of Aging (CIMA) mentoring program!
April 2017 Helmet Karim won the award for the best spotlight talk on Bioengineering Day 2017 entitled "Functional Activation During Emotion Processing in Late-Life Depression: Early Markers of Treatment Response."
March 2017 - February 2022 Stephen F. Smagula, PhD, recently received a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) from the National Institute of Mental Health. This award will sponsor Dr. Smagula's investigation into the risk architecture of depression in dementia caregivers who are experiencing stress. In particular, as a mentored-scientist in the GPN Lab, he will be focused on understanding which neurobiological pathways must be intervened upon to prevent caregiver depression.
July 2017 Akiko Mizuno was accepted to the prestigious Summer Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC 2017) at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). See more about the program here!
June 2017 Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference at the University of Pittsburgh organized by Dana Tudorascu.