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Career Milestone - Dr. Anne Germain

Congratulations to Anne Germain, PhD on her recent conferral of tenure by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  

Dr. Germain is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science.  She began her career at the University of Pittsburgh in 2001 as a postdoctoral research fellow and was appointed to the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry In 2005.  She was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2011. Dr. Germain also has served as the Director of the Department’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory since 2014. 

An international leader in the field of sleep disturbances in trauma related disorders, especially posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Germain’s research addresses both the neurobiology of sleep disturbances and their treatment using behavioral and pharmacologic interventions.  Her publication portfolio includes over 90 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals including SLEEP, Biological Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry. She has served as the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator for nine grants funded by the U.S. federal government and collaborated extensively on other externally sponsored projects.  Dr. Germain’s work has been featured in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, and other media outlets.  She has presented her findings at numerous academic institutions and professional meetings throughout the United States and Canada. 

In addition to her stellar career as a researcher, Dr. Germain is an accomplished teacher, mentor, and academic citizen.  Her teaching and mentoring activities include working with trainees across all levels of education in the United States and Canada. She has served on many study sections and review committees convened by sponsoring agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and the Health Research Council of New Zealand.  In addition, she is a frequent reviewer for numerous scientific and medical journals, and currently is the associate editor for the journal Behavioral Sleep Medicine.  

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Germain on this important career milestone.