Ann D Cohen, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Cohen AD, Jia Y, Smagula S, Chang C-C H, Snitz B, Berman SB, Jacobsen EP, Ganguli M. 2020 Cognitive functions predict trajectories of sleepiness over ten years: A population-based study. J. Gerontology: Med. Sci. glaa120. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa120. PMID: 32405646
- Snitz BE, Tudorascu DL, Yu Z, Campbell E, Lopresti BJ, Laymon CM, Minhas DS, Nadkarni NK, Aizenstein HJ, Klunk WE, Weintraub S, Gershon RC, Cohen AD. 2020. Associations between NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery and in vivo brain amyloid and tau pathology in non-demented older adults. Alzheimers Dement. 12(1):e12018. doi: 10.1002/dad2.12018. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32426450
- Goodheart A, Tamburo E, Minhas D, Aizenstein H, McDade E, Weissfeld L, Snitz B, Price J, Mathis C, Lopez O, Klunk W, Cohen AD. (2015) Binding of Pittsburgh Compound B to both normal and abnormal white matter in elderly cognitively normal controls. Neuroimage Clinical. 9:479-83.
- Cohen AD, Mowrey W, Weissfeld LA, Aizenstein HJ, McDade E, Mountz JM, Nebes RD, Saxton JA, Snitz B, Dekosky S, Williamson J, Lopez OL, Price JC, Mathis CA, Klunk WE. (2013) Classification of Amyloid-Positivity in Controls: Comparison of Visual Read and Quantitative Approaches. Neuroimage. 71: 207-215
- Cohen AD, Price JC, Weissfeld LA, James J, Nebes RD, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, Aizenstein HA, Wolk DA, DeKosky ST, Mathis CA, Klunk WE (2009) Basal Cerebral Metabolism May Modulate the Cognitive Effects of A in Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Example of Brain Reserve. Journal of Neuroscience. 29(47): p. 14770-14778.
$100M+ National Institute on Aging Grant Awarded to Pitt Psychiatry to Investigate Connections Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease
Benjamin Handen, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry), is contact principal investigator (PI) on a newly awarded National Institute of Health (NIH) MPI U19 grant with a budget of $109 million across five years. The project is funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Ann Cohen, PhD, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
We are delighted to announce that Ann Cohen, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen completed her PhD in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. She then joined Pitt Psychiatry as a postdoctoral fellow working with William Klunk, MD, PhD, an international expert in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease. Upon completion of her...
Accumulation of Amyloid Beta in Down Syndrome and Early-onset Alzheimer’s Follows a Different Path Than Late-onset Buildup
The brains of people with early-onset Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome share a distinct pattern of amyloid buildup that is not seen in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Future studies on the origin of this unique pattern could reveal important mechanisms of amyloid beta accumulation and possibly targets for early intervention. People with early-onset Alzheimer's disease often develop symptoms of cognitive decline in...
First Time R01 Recipients Embark on Next Phase of Their Careers
The receipt of a researcher's first R01 grant is an important milestone in their career as an independent scientist. Six investigators in the Department of Psychiatry, who recently completed NIH-funded mentored career development K grants, have successfully transitioned to their first R01 awards. These individuals, are representative of the many, next-generation scientists who are conducting innovative and exciting...