Ongoing Collaborations and Projects

Internal Collaborators: Alphabetical Order

  • Howard Aizenstein MD/PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Late-Life Depression
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • MRI Development
    • Normal Aging
  • Layla Banihashemi PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Childhood Adversity
  • Meryl Butters PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Judy Cameron PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Healthy Brain Aging
  • Peter Gianaros PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Midlife Neurocognitive Disparities
  • Ariel Gildengers MD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Alzheimer Disease
  • Vijay Gorantla MD/PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Plastic Surgery)
    • Arm Transplanted Patients/Amputees
  • James Ibinson MD/PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anesthesiology)
    • Alzheimer Disease and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction
  • John Jakicic PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Health and Physical Activity)
    • Healthy Brain Aging
  • William Klunk, MD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Normal Aging
  •  Julia Kofler MD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pathology)
    • Histopathology
  • Anna Marsland PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Midlife Neurocognitive Disparities
  • Joseph Mettenburg MD/PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Radiology)
    • MRI Developments
  • Enrico Novelli MD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology)
    • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Caterina Rosano MD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology)
    • Brain Aging
  • Konasale Prasad MD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Schizophrenia
    • Psychosis
  • Stephen Smagula PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry)
    • Depression of Caregivers
  • Zongqi Xia MD/PhD (University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurology)
    • Multiple Sclerosis

External Collaborators:

  • Rajan, Sunder PhD (FDA)
  • Leonardo Angelone PhD (FDA)
    • RF Coil Testing
  • Essa Yacoub PhD (University of Minnesota, Department of Radiology)
    • MRI Developments

 

Ongoing Projects: (Latest to Soonest End Dates)

METABOLIC AND INFLAMMATORY PATHWAYS OF MIDLIFE NEUROCOGNITIVE DISPARITIES

Study midlife neurocognitive disparities through 7T human imaging

NIH R01

NIDDK

Role: Co-I

 

EVALUATION OF BRAIN AND COGNITIVE CHANGES IN OLDER ADULTS WITH MCI TAKING LITHIUM TO PREVENT ALZHEIMER TYPE DEMENTIA

Development of 7T imaging program for studying Alzheimer Disease

NIH R01

NIA

Role: Co-I

 

DEPRESSION IN DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS: LINKING BRAIN STRUCTURE AND SLEEP-WAKE RISKS

Development of 7T imaging program for studying dementia caregivers

NIH K01

NIMH

Role: Consultant

 

NEURAL MECHANISMS OF MONOAMINERGIC ENGAGEMENT IN LATE-LIFE DEPRESSION TREATMENT RESPONSE (NEMO)

Study neural circuit responses in late-life depression treatment through 7T fMRI

NIH R01

NIMH

Role: Co-I

 

Dimensional outcomes and neural circuitry associated with psychosis risk

Investigate changes in brain circuitry using 7T with potential psychosis patients

NIH R01

NIMH

Role: Co-I

 

High Performance Imaging for Assessment of Small Vessel Disease in Older Adults with Depression

Study late-life depression through MRI and Histology

NIH R01

NIMH

Role: PI

 

Neurovascular Determinants of Cognitive Function in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Development of 7T imaging program for studying Sickle Cell Disease

NIH R01

NHLBI

Role: Co-I

 

High Performance Imaging for Assessment of Small Vessel Disease in Older Adults with Depression (Supplement)

Study late life depression through 7T fMRI

NIH R01 (NIMH Supplement)

Role: PI

 

AMYLOID PATHOLOGY AND COGNITION IN NORMAL ELDERLY

Study normal aging through 7T human imaging

NIH R01/RF1

NIA

 

Investigating the link between pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease and Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction using functional neuroimaging

Development of 7T functional neuroimaging of postoperative cognitive dysfunction

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Academic Foundation

 

ULTRA-HIGH-FIELD MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING BIOMARKERS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Development of 7T Multiple Sclerosis Program

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Academic Foundation

Role: Co-I

 

CHILDHOOD ADVERSITY AND CENTRAL VISCERAL CIRCUITS: MECHANISMS OF EFFECTIVE RISK

Development of 7T imaging for studying central Visceral circuits associated with childhood diversity

NIH K01

NIMH

 

Neuroinflammation in Schizophrenia: An Integrated PET and High-Field

Susceptibility

Development of 7T imaging program of Schizophrenia

NIH R21

NIMH

Role: Co-I