Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Sarpal DK, Robinson DG, Fales C, Lencz T, Argyelan M, Karlsgodt KH, Gallego JA, John M, Kane JM, Szeszko PR, Malhotra AK (2017). Relationship between Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Intrinsic Corticostriatal Connectivity in Patients with Early Phase Schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. Apr 5. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.55.
- Sarpal DK, Argyelan M, Robinson DG, Szeszko PR, Karlsgodt KH, John M, Weissman N, GallegoJA, Kane JM, Lencz T, Malhotra AK (2016). Baseline Striatal Functional, Connectivity as aPredictor of Response to Antipsychotic Drug Treatment. The American Journal of Psychiatry 173; 69- 77.
- Sarpal DK, Robinson D, Lencz T, Argyelan M, Ikuta T, Karlsgodt K, Gallego JA, KaneJM, Szeszko PR, Malhotra AK (2015). Antipsychotic Treatment and Functional Connectivity of the Striatum in First-Episode Schizophrenia. JAMA Psychiatry 72: 5.
- Eisenberg D, Sarpal D, Kohn PD, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Apud J, Wint D, Kolachana B, Weinberger DR, Berman KF (2010). Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met Genotype and Resting Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Medication-Free Patients with Schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry 67:287-290.
- Sarpal D, Buchsbaum BR, Kohn PD, Kippenhan JS, Mervis CB, Morris CA, Meyer Lindenberg A, Berman KF (2008). A genetic model for understanding higher-ordervisual processing: functional interactions of the ventral visual stream in Williams syndrome. Cerebral Cortex 18: 2402-2409.
Recent Clinical Innovations in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Telepsychiatry
Recent papers from the Department of Psychiatry examine clinical initiatives around consultation-liaison psychiatry and first-episode psychosis, consultation-liaison psychiatry in the obstetrical setting, and the expansion of telepsychiatry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: First-Episode Psychosis and the Role of the Psychiatric Consultant Timely recognition...
New Psychosis Research in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychological Medicine
More than 20 members of the Department of Psychiatry faculty conduct a wide range of research pertaining to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. Recent Pitt Psychiatry studies in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychological Medicine present new findings pertaining to clinical high risk for psychosis and first-episode psychosis. Reduced GABA/glutamate in the thalamus of individuals at...
Research in First Episode and Clinical High Risk Psychosis
EPINET: First-Episode Psychosis Research The UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Services for the Treatment of Early Psychosis (STEP) clinic is an outpatient program for the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of people who may be experiencing early signs of a psychotic illness. STEP is one of 20 clinics across Maryland and Pennsylvania that will be included in an Early Psychosis Intervention Network...
Behavioral Health Clinicians, Researchers, Patients and Families Gather Virtually for the 37th Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference
The 37th annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference presented advances in schizophrenia research to a virtual audience of more than 300 psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and researchers, as well as patients and their families. At UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH), K.N. Roy Chengappa, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, is Chief, Comprehensive Recovery Services (CRS), which serves patients with...