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Brain Bag: Lea Martin @ MI Social Room
Oct 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Title: Mental Health in Graduate School

My talk will focus on the occurrence of mental health issues in graduate students. Studies show that graduate students suffer disproportionately from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety compared to the general population and yet, this is not a feature of graduate school that is often talked about within academic culture. I will present data that assessed mental health in graduate students as well as suggest possible mechanistic reasons for the prevalence of issues. The goal of my presentation is to stress the importance of this issue and stimulate discussion of a topic that is often overlooked and ignored.

CNBC Retreat @ Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day

777 Waterwheel Dr (map)
Champion, PA 15622

Paus Seminar @ GSPH 109 Parran
Oct 11 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Department of Epidemiology presents

Seminar with Tomas Paus

Population Neuroscience: Observing to Change
October 11, 2016
3pm, GSPH, 109 Parran

TOMÁŠ PAUS is the Tanenbaum Chair in Population Neuroscience at Baycrest, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and the Dr. John and Consuela Phelan Scholar at Child Mind Institute in New York. His work integrates epidemiology, neuroscience and genetics – through a new discipline of population neuroscience – in the pursuit of knowledge relevant for child and youth mental health.

In his work, Dr. Paus and his students and collaborators take advantage of a rich multi-modal database containing detailed information about the brains, genes and environment collected in over 4,000 typically developing adolescents.
The work published by Dr. Paus and his colleagues have been well received by peers, being cited in over 31,000 publications. The top-cited papers cover the following themes: (1) brain development during childhood and adolescence; (2) function and structure of the anterior cingulate cortex; and (3) studies of neural connectivity using a combination of brain stimulation. In 2013, Springer published his book “Population Neuroscience”.

Dr. Paus received the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, Gold Medal of the Masaryk University, is an elected member of the International Neuropsychology Symposium and an elected fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, serves as Associate Editor of the Human Brain Mapping and Social Neuroscience, and as a member of several Scientific Advisory Boards in Europe and North America. Refreshments will be served. QUESTIONS? Contact Dr. Caterina Rosano at, or Anna Sangl at

This event is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, with support from eBRAIN (Epidemiology of Brain Resilience to Aging)
and the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute.

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