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Sep 29 2016

The next CNUP newsletter will be published and mailed electronically on Monday, July 10, 2017. All announcements and notices must be submitted to Lisa Summe ( no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

The Neurotransmitter is a biweekly newsletter available to all members of the Center for Neuroscience. It lists seminars and other events related to neuroscience at Pitt and local colleges. Other news items relating to the CNUP and of interest to the community also are included.

To subscribe contact Lisa Summe (

Sep 3 2016

Dr. Anthony Grace has received the 2016 Gold Medal Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry.

This award, given out annually at the Society’s annual meeting, is awarded “for an internationally distinguished career of outstanding research and advancing knowledge in the field of psychiatric neuroscience”.

Sep 2 2016

CNUP 30th Annual Retreat Special Panel Discussion:
Traumatic Brain Injury and its Long-term Consequences
4:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 9, Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, Wheeling, WV

As part of its 30th Annual Retreat, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) invites you to attend a special panel discussion.

Traumatic Brain Injury and its Long-term Consequences

Friday, September 9, 2016
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center Wheeling, WV

4:00 p.m. Panel discussion featuring: (Moderator): Nathan Urban, PhD
Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, FCCM
Ann C. McKee, MD
Walter Schneider, PhD
Clayton A. Wiley, MD, PhD

6:30 p.m. Reception*

8:00 p.m. Presentation of the CNUP Scientific Impact Award to Ann C. McKee, MD, followed by Dr. McKee’s talk.

*RSVP to Patti Argenzio ( before Tues., Sept. 9, if you are planning to attend the reception.

All are encouraged to attend.

May 1 2016

Bita Moghaddam has been elected to Council of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).

ACNP is a leading professional society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of and facilitating communication about disorders of the brain and behavior in order to advance their prevention and treatment. Her 3-year term will begin at the end of the ACNP annual meeting in December.

Apr 8 2016

CNUP Co-Director, Professor, and Neuroscience Chair, Alan F. Sved, has won the Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences for 2016.

CNUP Co-Director, Professor, and Neuroscience Chair, Alan F. Sved, has won the Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences for 2016. The annual Bellet Award was established in 1998 to recognize outstanding and innovative teachers of undergraduate students in Arts and Sciences. Nominated by Neuroscience majors, Corina Andriescu, Meredith Monsour and Swati Rajprohat, and supported by letters from colleagues, Dr. Sved’s award acknowledges his outstanding influence on undergraduate students and their intellectual development both within and outside the classroom. His generous and unfailing advice and mentoring are also recognized with this award. Dr. Sved shares the 2016 Bellet Award with Dr. Lorraine Denman in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and with Dr. Andrew Lotz in the Department of Political Science. CNUP

Mar 22 2016

CNUP student Junchol Park’s research on anxiety is featured in a Pitt press release!

Feb 25 2016

Alzheimer Disease Research Center
Alzheimer Outreach Center &
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter

Taking Control:
Alzheimer’s research & African-Americans:
What to know and how to get your community involved

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kingsley Association
Community Room #3
6435 Frankstown Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please RSVP by February 18, 2016 to
Suzanne Weessies at 412-261-5040 x3112 or