Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Burnham SC, Laws SM, Budgeon CA, Dor V, Porter T, Bourgeat P, Buckley RF, Murray K, Ellis KA, Turlach BA, Salvado O, Ames D, Martins RN, Rentz D, Masters CL, Rowe CC, VL Villemagne. (2020) Impact of APOE-e4 carriage on the onset and rates of neocortical A-amyloid deposition. Neurobiol Aging. 95: 46-55.
- VL Villemagne, Velakoulis D, Dor V, Bozinoski S, Masters CL, Rowe CC, Walterfang M. (2019) Imaging of tau deposits in adults with Niemann-Pick type C disease: A case-control study. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 46(5):1132-1138.
- Brown BM, Rainey-Smith SR, Dore V, Peiffer JJ, Burnham SC, Laws SM, Taddei K, Ames D, Masters CL, Rowe CC, Martins RN, VL Villemagne. (2018) Self-reported physical activity is associated with tau burden measured by Positron Emission Tomography. J Alzheimers Dis. 63(4):1299-1305.
Pitt Psychiatry Faculty Members Invited to Contribute to World Alzheimer Report
In fall 2021, Alzheimer’s Disease International published World Alzheimer Report 2021: Journey though the diagnosis of dementia, a compendium of research on the disease, currently the seventh leading cause of mortality worldwide. The report addresses numerous challenges and complexities—including the prevalence of myths and misinformation—that inhibit effective diagnosis and treatment Alzheimer’s disease. Pitt...
Publications by Department of Psychiatry Faculty Rank Among the Top 1% of Cited Works in 2020
We are pleased to share that three Pitt Psychiatry faculty members have been named 2020 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers, based on their publications ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. Congratulations to David Lewis, MD (Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry); Mary Phillips, MD, MD (Cantab) (Pittsburgh Foundation-Emmerling Endowed Chair in Psychotic Disorders...
Cutting-edge Research in Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers: Introducing Victor Villemagne, MD, and Tharick Pascoal, MD, PhD
We are pleased to announce that Victor Villemagne, MD, has joined the faculty as Professor of Psychiatry, and Tharick Pascoal, MD, PhD, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Villemagne and Dr. Pascoal are widely recognized experts in Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers and will greatly enhance our innovative research program in this area. Dr. Villemagne brings to Pitt a wealth of experience and...