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TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM

The Translational Neuroscience Program is a program within the Department of Psychiatry in Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) at the University of Pittsburgh that involves research and training activities of relevance to both basic and clinical neuroscience.

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

The Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh and its affiliate hospital, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), has more than 220 primary faculty members trained in a wide range of disciplines that encompass clinical expertise across brain and behavioral disorders and the lifespan and a number of basic science domains. Priorities for the Department include first and foremost, to provide the highest quality care for the individuals who seek clinical services and their families; second, to promote the career development of faculty, trainees, and staff to further advance the level of expertise in all areas; and third, to pursue the discovery and dissemination of new scientific knowledge in order to develop personalized and preventative treatments for mental illness and addictive disorders.

DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE

The Department of Neuroscience within the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education with innovative independent and collaborative research, a well-rounded curriculum, and a seminar series by the world’s most renowned leaders in the field of neuroscience.

CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE (CNUP)

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience (CNUP) oversees all neuroscience-related activities on campus. CNUP is a multidisciplinary center with members whose primary appointments are in 16 different departments. Their research interests span the breadth of neuroscience, and a number of concentration areas involve diverse groups of scientists. CNUP has a sense of community highlighted by interactive and collaborative aspects in many of our research programs. One of the major responsibilities of CNUP is to oversee doctoral training in neuroscience at Pitt.

CENTER FOR THE NEURAL BASIS OF COGNITION (CNBC)

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) is a joint venture of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The center leverages the strengths of the University of Pittsburgh in basic and clinical neuroscience and those of Carnegie Mellon in cognitive and computational neuroscience to support a coordinated cross-university research and educational program of international stature. In addition to the PhD program in Neural Computation, CNBC sponsors a graduate certificate program in cooperation with a wide variety of affiliated PhD programs. Within the CNBC, over 200 world-class faculty and trainees are investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms that give rise to biological intelligence and behavior. Research topics include affective, cognitive, linguistic, perceptual, motor and social systems in both normal and disordered populations, as well as computational neuroscience.

NIH BRAIN AND TISSUE REPOSITORY

The University of Pittsburgh houses one of the NIH NeuroBioBank (NBB) Brain and Tissue Repositories (BTRs). The NBB brings together multiple stakeholders to facilitate research advancement through the collection and distribution of human postmortem brain tissue. The NBB coordinates the collection, evaluation, processing, storage and distribution of nervous system tissue and associated clinical data via a federated network of brain and tissue repositories that span the United States in a transparent and standardized way for use by the broader research community for the study of neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

CONTE CENTER FOR TRANSLATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

Under the direction of David A. Lewis, MD, the Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research (CTMHR) at the University of Pittsburgh focuses on the mechanisms that link the pathology, pathophysiology and clinical features of schizophrenia. The investigations of the Center reflect the synergistic scientific interactions among Center investigators from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Arts and Sciences, and Carnegie Mellon University, and the resulting development and implementation of innovative experimental designs and research tools to achieve these goals. Collectively, the Center represents a broad array of expertise spanning molecular, systems, cognitive, computational and clinical neuroscience.

BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by raising funds from donor contributions to award grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. It was previously known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD).

ONE MIND INSTITUTE

The One Mind Institute (formerly IMHRO) is an international mental health research organization funding brain science to improve lives.

Laboratory of David A. Lewis, MD

Researching the neural circuitry of the prefrontal cortex and related brain regions, and the alterations of this circuitry in schizophrenia.

 

 

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