Researchers on the Rise Lectures


Intimate Partner Violence and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Midlife Women

Karen Jakubowski, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Leveraging Teams and Implementation Science to Improve Children's Mental Health Services

Elizabeth McGuier, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

We're kicking off the new year on January 6, 2023 with our Researchers on the Rise lecture series featuring the work of two of our talented early-career investigators: Drs. Karen Jakubowski and Elizabeth McGuier.

Dr. Karen JakubowskiKaren Jakubowski, PhD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She serves as the principal investigator of a K23 career development award funded by the National Heart, Lunch and Blood Institute focusing on intimate partner violence and subclinical cardiovascular disease in midlife women. She is also a recent recipient of a North American Menopause Society New Investigator Award.


Dr. Elizabeth McGuierElizabeth McGuier, PhD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A child clinical psychologist, Dr. McGuier is interested in improving access to quality behavioral health care for vulnerable children, particularly those who experience maltreatment and those in rural areas. She is principal investigator of a National Institute of Mental Health K23 career development award, “Improving access to mental health services for rural youth: Leveraging multidisciplinary teams to enhance implementation of a screening and referral protocol in rural Child Advocacy Center.”

Lectures will be offered as a hybrid event. Join us in-person in the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium (masking is required) or to attend remotely, click on this Zoom link and enter the following information:

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Meeting ID: 992 0995 9329 

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