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Women in Science Award for Medical Research received by Pitt MD

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, May 17, 2011

When the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) met in Washington DC for their annual meeting two weeks ago, they gave the 2011 Women in Science Award to Dr. Katherine L. Wisner of the University of Pittsburgh for her important work on perinatal mental health over the past 20+ years.   Dr. Wisner is one of over 200 faculty members of the Department of Psychiatry at Pitt and its affiliate hospital, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 

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(Above: Dr. Wisner; right: the WPIC. Photos courtesy of UPMC)

In December, Dr. Wisner was recognized for her contributions to the field of Psychiatry at the meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, where she was promoted from a member to a fellow.

Dr. Wisner's NIH funding totals almost $2M for FY 2010-2011.  Of the Departments of Psychiatry in the U.S. receiving NIH funding, the University of Pittsburgh is consistently #1 in dollars awarded.

If you are a supplier of laboratory life science equipment or a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, plan on attending Biotechnology Calendar's Pittsburgh BioResearch Product Faire Event on June 30, 2011.  You'll have the opportunity to network with other biomedical professionals and discuss solutions to research challenges.

Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northeast, industry news

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