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. CALLING ALL ARTISTIC SCIENTISTS! "Mindscapes" is an art event that will display artistic scientific images from researchers around Pittsburgh alongside pieces from artists with mental illnesses. Click "learn more" for more information.

  2. Mark your calendar for our 73rd Annual Meeting to be held immediately after the APA meeting at the New York Hilton Midtown, May 10-12, 2018. The theme for the meeting is “Biomarkers, Biomodels, and Psychiatric Disorders.” The call for Abstracts will be sent in early September.

  3. 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."

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. Helmet Karim won the award for the best spotlight talk on Bioengineering Day 2017.

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