Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Wilckens, K.A., Tudorascu, D.L., Snitz, B.E., Price, J.C., Aizenstein H.J., Lopez, O.L., Erickson, K.I., Lopresti, B.J., Laymon, C.M., Minhas, D., Mathis, C.A., Buysse, D.J., Klunk, W.E., Cohen, A.D. Sleep efficiency moderates the relationship between beta amyloid and memory retention in older adults. (2018) Neurobiology of Aging. 71, 142-148.
- Wilckens, K.A., Ferrarelli, F., Walker, M.P., Buysse, D.J. Slow-wave sleep enhancement to improve cognition. (2018) Trends in Neurosciences. 41(7), 470-482.
- Wilckens JA, Hall MH, Nebes RD, Monk TH, and Buysse. DJ.Changes in cognitive performance are associated with changes in sleep in older adults with insomnia. (2016) Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 14(3):295-310.
- Wilckens KA, Erickson KI, and Wheeler ME. Physical activity and cognition: a mediating role of efficient sleep. (2016) Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1-18, Epub online Dec. 9, 2016
- Wilckens KA, Woo SG, Kirk AR, Erickson KI, and Wheeler ME. (2014) Role of sleep continuity and total sleep time in executive function across the adult lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 29(3), 658-665.
The Department of Psychiatry’s 19th Annual Research Day: A Day to Teach, Learn and Be Inspired
The 19th annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day on June 13, 2019 was our biggest yet! For the 505 faculty, postdoctoral students, residents, graduate students and staff who attended, the morning poster session and afternoon program offered a stimulating day of research and career development that was equal parts enlightenment, inspiration, fun and, at times, surprise. The morning session featured 140 posters...
Department Faculty Review Strategies to Enhance Cognition Through Improvements to Deep Sleep
It is widely known that adequate amounts of high-quality sleep are essential to good physical, mental, and cognitive health, but exactly how sleep contributes to the various aspects of health remains unknown. A large body of evidence suggests that deep sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep, is particularly important for cognitive health, a topic discussed by Department faculty members in a review recently published...
Hot Publication - Wilckens et al.
The role of non-rapid eye movement slow wave activity in prefrontal metabolism across young and middle-aged adultsWilckens KA, Aizenstein HJ, Nofzinger EA, James JA, Hasler BP, Rosario-Rivera BL, Franzen PL, Germain A, Hall MH, Kupfer DJ, Price JC, Siegle GJ and Buysse DJJournal of Sleep Research, 25:296-306 (2016)Slow-wave sleep is a marker for cortical reorganization, particularly within the prefrontal cortex...
New Faculty - Dr. Kristine Wilckens
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Kristine Wilckens, PhD to its faculty. After earning a Master?s Degree in Psychology from New York University, Dr. Wilckens attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she participated in the predoctoral training program in Behavioral Brain Research and earned a PhD in Cognitive Psychology in 2012. As a postdoctoral scholar in the Clinical and Translational...