Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory

The GPN Lab's partnership with RF Lab

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

Opportunities: Clinical and Translational Research Training in Geriatric Psychiatry Opportunities: Graduate (PhD) Training for Bioengineers in Psychiatry Research


  1. Erica Tamburo, Systems Programmer/Analyst Lead, was awarded a scholarship sponsored by RedChairPGH to attend the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 2019 EDGE Women’s Leadership Retreat.

  2. This week, the University of Pittsburgh granted Dr. Carmen Andreescu tenured status.

  3. Deb Goodnow presented a poster on Successful Transition Planning for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Impact of Age and Gender at the APA in Chicago!

  4. 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.

  5. Howard Aizenstein (BS, ’86, mathematics; MS, ’88; PhD, ’93, computer science; MD ’95), LAS Alumni Achievement Award. Aizenstein is an internationally recognized physician-scientist who has made significant contributions to neuroimaging data and uses that data to improve the lives of people with cognitive impairment and depression. He is the Charles F. Reynolds III and Ellen G. Detlefsen Endowed Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry, the director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory, and professor of bioengineering and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh. Aizenstein conducts cutting-edge neuroimaging research, cares for patients at the UPMC Benedum Geriatric Center inpatient unit and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and supervises students, postdocs and residents. He is also winner of the 2019 Math Alumni Achievement Award.

  6. Thomas Skoff has been accepted to the Swanson School of Engineering Summer Research Internship!

  7. Dr. Howard Aizenstein won the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics!

  8. 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.

  9. Nishita Muppidi's project on predicting brain age using machine learning models was accepted to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference in Atlanta, Georgia!

  10. 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.

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