eBRAIN Courses

EPIDEM2017 – Population Neuroscience Seminar

Fall 2021
  • Course Number: EPIDEM 2017
  • Course Title: Population Neuroscience Seminar
  • Term/Academic Year: Fall 2021
  • Dates: Monday 12-1, August 30 – December 13, 2021
  • Location: A622 Public Health
  • Credits: 1, full term course, 1hrs/wk
  • Course Director: Andrea Rosso, PhD, MPH
    • Office: 5137 Public Health
    • Phone: 412-383-1066
    • Email: alr143@pitt.edu
    • Office hours: by appointment

EPIDEM2017 Syllabus – Fall 2021

Population Neuroscience Seminar View the EPIDEM2017 Syllabus for the Fall 2021 semester. Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »  

8/30 – Introduction to Population Neuroscience

Readings Book Chapters 1 & 2 Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

9/6 – Labor Day, no class

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9/13 – Population-based approaches to Neuroscience

Readings Falk et al, 2013 Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

9/20 – Student presentations of neuroepidemiologic cohorts

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9/27 – Student presentations of neuroepidemiologic cohorts

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10/4 – Epidemiologic Concepts and Causality

Readings Book Chapters 8 & 9 ** Research question due Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

10/11 – Journal Club: Coley, 2021

Readings Reading on Courseweb Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

10/18 – Neuroimaging: Dr. Beth Shaaban

Readings Book Chapter 7 Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

10/25 – Behavioral Assessment: Dr. Andrea Weinstein

Readings Book Chapter 7 Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

11/1 – Intrinsic and Extrinsic Risk Factors

Readings Book Chapters 3-6 Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

11/8 – Journal Club: Gianattasio, 2021

Readings Reading on Courseweb **Papers due Complete Fall 2021 EPIDEM2017 Schedule »

11/15 – Student presentations

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11/22 – Thanksgiving Break, no class

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11/29 – Student presentations

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12/6 – Student presentations

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12/13 – Student presentations

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EPI2012 – Writing in Population Neuroscience

Summer 2020
  • Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:00-12:30
  • 5140 Crabtree, Pitt Public Health
  • 2 Credits, 6-week summer course, 5 hrs/wk
  • Instructor: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH (email: rosanoc@edc.pitt.edu)
  • Office Hours: TBA
  • TA: n/a

EPI2012 Syllabus – Summer 2020

Writing in Population Neuroscience View the EPI2012 Syllabus for the Summer 2020 semester.

6/19 – Independent Study (no class)

No class. Independent study. Instructor available for consultation. Submit the final version of the paper

6/16 – In-class Presentations

Class   In-class presentations of final paper Slides to present your project.

6/12 – Research Practicum IV

Class   Research practicum IV in class review and presentations of second draft of the paper Email students and instructors your revised paper (2nd draft) by 6/8. Come prepared to […]

6/9 – Research Practicum IV

Class   Research practicum IV in class review and presentations of second draft of the paper Email students and instructors your revised paper (2nd draft) by 6/8. Come prepared to […]

6/5 – Lecture: Dementia, Research practicum III

Ganguli/Snitz   Lecture: Dementia Read the Chapter related to this lecture (Chapter 8). Come to class prepared to participate in the group discussion. Research practicum III Group discussion — gold […]

6/2 – Lecture: Parkinson, Research practicum II

Chahine   Lecture: Parkinson Read the Chapter related to this lecture (Chapter 10 ). Come to class prepared to participate in the group discussion. Research practicum II Group discussion — […]

5/29 – Lecture: TBI, Research practicum I

Wagner   Lecture: TBI Read the Chapter related to this lecture (Chapter 12 ). Come to class prepared to participate in the group discussion. Research practicum I Group discussion — […]

5/26 – Workshop V

Rosano   Workshop V writing a proposal/paper Present in class the main points of your mid-term paper in 3 slides. Return your review of your peers’ mid-term paper. Feedback from […]

5/22 – Workshop IV

Kofler   Workshop IV Multimodal methodologies to assess CNS disorders in Epidemiological studies: Post-mortem Methods, Path Lab exercise. Submit your mid-term paper (3 pages) and 3 slides to peers and […]

5/19 – Workshop III

Snitz   Workshop III Multimodal methodologies to assess CNS disorders in Epidemiological studies: Neuropsychological assessment- older Prepare the first draft of your mid-term paper, as well as 3 slides to […]

5/15 – Workshop II

Ganguli   Workshop II writing a proposal/paper Prepare the first draft of your mid-term paper, as well as 3 slides to present in class. Both are due on 5/22.

5/12 – Course Overview, Workshop I

Rosano   Course Overview, Workshop I Multimodal methodologies to assess CNS disorders in Epidemiological studies and underlying pathophysiology. Prepare the first draft of your mid-term paper, as well as 3 […]

EPIDEM2019 – Introduction to Multimodal Neuroimaging

Students in EPID2019 in the event you miss a class and you would like the PowerPoint presentation/video for the missed lecture please email Becky Meehan at meehanb@pitt.edu

Spring 2022
  • Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • January 10th, 2022 – April 25th, 2022
  • Zoom
  • 2 Credits
Course co-director:
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Office: 5139 Public Health, GSPH
Phone: 412-383-1294
Email: car2350@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment
Course co-director:
Theodore Huppert, PhD
Office 200 Lothrop St, PUH 8th flr
Phone: (412) 726-8459
Email: huppert1@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment

 

EPIDEM2019 Syllabus – Spring 2022

Introduction to Multimodal Neuroimaging View the EPIDEM2019 Syllabus for the Spring 2022 semester.

1/10 – Introduction to course, Applications in a multimodal study

Topic: Introduction to course, Applications in a multimodal study How to prepare for this class: Watch Video on Functional Neuroanatomy; Read Papers on designing Population Neuroscience studies Speaker: Rosano Course […]

1/17 – no class

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

1/24 – Principles of MRI

Topic: Principles of MRI How to prepare for this class: Video and papers Speaker: Huppert Course Syllabus →

1/31 – Structure I – GM regions, (T1, T2, ultra-high field)

Topic: Structure I – GM regions, (T1, T2, ultra-high field) How to prepare for this class: Video Speakers: Minjie Wu, PhD miw75@pitt.edu, T. S. Ibrahim, PhD tibrahim@pitt.edu Course Syllabus →

2/7 – Perfusion and Neurovascular coupling

Topic: Perfusion and Neurovascular coupling How to prepare for this class: Video Speaker: Huppert Course Syllabus →

2/14 – Structure II – WM tracts, Diffusion tensor, Resting state

Topic: Structure II- WM tracts, Diffusion tensor (1hr), Resting state (1hr) How to prepare for this class: Video – Review on GRAPH Speakers: A Versace, MD amv29@pitt.edu, J. Hengenius, PhD, […]

2/21 – fNIRS – physics, Applications in a multimodal study

Topic: fNIRS – physics (1hr), Applications in a multimodal study (1hr) How to prepare for this class: Video Speakers: Huppert, Rosano Course Syllabus →

2/28 – fMRI task-related, Overview of neuroenergetic methods

Topic: fMRI task-related (1hr), Overview of neuroenergetic methods (1hr) Speakers: M. Coutanche, PhD, marc.coutanche@pitt.edu, Rosano Course Syllabus →

3/7 – MEG, EEG

Topic: MEG (1hr), EEG (1hr) Speakers: A. S.Ghuman, PhD asg50@pitt.edu, D. F Salisbury, PhD, salisburyd@upmc.edu Course Syllabus →

3/14 – no class

Spring Break:  3/6 – 3/13

3/21 – PET Physics, Applications in a multimodal study

Mid-term paper due. email first draft of poster today by 5 PM Topic: PET Physics (1hr), Applications in a multimodal study (1hr) Speaker: C Laymon, PhD laymoncm@upmc.edu, F. Calabro, PhD […]

3/28 – MRS

Return your critique of your peers’ posters (each person reviews 2 posters), email the instructors (filename “poster#_your initials”) (each group will receive critiques from 4 peers and the instructors) Topic: […]

4/4 – Topics revision/Small group discussion

Topic: Topics revision/Small group discussion Speaker: Rosano, Huppert Course Syllabus →

4/11 – Topics revision/Small group discussion

Topic: Topics revision/Small group discussion Speaker: Rosano, Huppert Course Syllabus →

4/18 – Multimodal: In vivo and postmortem comparisons

Topic: Multimodal: In vivo and postmortem comparisons Speaker: Julia Kofler, MD, jkofler@pitt.edu Course Syllabus →

4/25 – Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

Spring 2021
  • Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • January 25th, 2021 – April 26th, 2021
  • Zoom
  • 2 Credits
Course co-director:
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Office: 5139 Public Health, GSPH
Phone: 412-383-1294
Email: car2350@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment
Course co-director:
Theodore Huppert, PhD
Office 200 Lothrop St, PUH 8th flr
Phone: (412) 726-8459
Email: huppert1@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment
Course Teaching Assistant
Sara Godina, MPH
Office 5121B Public Health, GSPH
Phone: 513-910-1828
Email: sag189@pitt.edu

 

EPIDEM2019 Syllabus – Spring 2021

Introduction to Multimodal Neuroimaging View the EPIDEM2019 Syllabus for the Spring 2021 semester.

1/25 – Introduction, Principles of MRI I

Speakers: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH Theodore Huppert, PhD Course Syllabus →

2/1 – Principles of MRI II

Speaker: Theodore Huppert, PhD Course Syllabus →

2/8/ – Basics of Functional Neuroanatomy

Speaker: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH Course Syllabus →

2/15 – Structure I (T₁, T₂, ultra-high field)

Speakers: Minjie Wu, PhD Assistant Professor in Psychiatry miw75@pitt.edu Tamer S. Ibrahim, PhD Director, 7 Tesla Bioengineering Research Program Professor of Bioengineering, Psychiatry, and Radiology tibrahim@pitt.edu Course Syllabus →

2/22 – PET

Speaker: Charles Laymon, PhD Physicist and Assistant Professor of Radiology laymoncm@upmc.edu Course Syllabus →

3/1 – Structure II (Diffusion weighted imaging to measure connectivity)

Speaker: Fang-Cheng (Frank) Yeh, MD, PhD Neurological Surgery Director, Fiber Tractography Lab frank.yeh@pitt.edu Course Syllabus →

3/8 – Resting state functional connectivity

Speaker: Theodore Huppert, PhD Course Syllabus →

3/15 – fMRI task-related

Speaker: Kirk Erickson, PhD Psychology, Pitt, CNBC Director, Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Lab kiericks@pitt.edu Course Syllabus →

3/22 – fNIRS

Speaker: Theodore Huppert, PhD Mid-term paper due. email first draft of poster today by 5 PM Course Syllabus →

3/29 – Multimodal: MEG and EEG

Speaker:  Avniel Singh Ghuman, PhD Director, MEG Research Lab  asg50@pitt.edu Return your critique of your peers’ posters (each person reviews 2 posters) email the instructors (filename “poster#_your initials”) (each group […]

4/5 – Topics revision

Speakers: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH Theodore Huppert, PhD Course Syllabus →

4/12 – Topics revision

Speakers: Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH Theodore Huppert, PhD Course Syllabus →

4/19 – Multimodal: In vivo and postmortem comparisons

Speaker: Julia Kofler, MD Associate Professor of Pathology ADRC co-director and Neuropathology Core Leader jkofler@pitt.edu Course Syllabus →

4/26 – Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations Course Syllabus →

Spring 2020
  • Fridays, 11:00am-1:10pm
  • January 10th, 2020 – April 17th, 2020
  • A215 Crabtree, Pitt Public Health
  • 2 Credits
  • Course co-directors:
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Office: 5139 Public Health, GSPH
Phone: 412-383-1294
Email: car2350@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment
Theodore Huppert, PhD
Office 200 Lothrop St, PUH 8th flr
Phone: (412) 726-8459
Email: huppert1@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment

 

EPIDEM2019 Syllabus – Spring 2020

Introduction to Multimodal Neuroimaging View the EPIDEM2019 Syllabus for the Spring 2020 semester.

4/17 – Poster Presentation Retreat

students, instructors   Poster Presentation Retreat

4/10 – Chalk Talk

Cecile D Ladouceur, PhD Director, Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab ladouceurcd@upmc.edu   Chalk Talk

4/3 – Chalk Talk

Ann D. Cohen, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry ADRC Imaging Core Director cohenad@upmc.edu   Chalk Talk Association of Amyloid and Tau With Cognition in Preclinical Alzheimer Disease A Longitudinal Study

3/27 – Chalk Talk

Finnegan Calabro, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering Co-Director, Neurocognitive Development Lab fjc20@pitt.edu   Chalk Talk

3/20 – Topics Revisions, Chalk Talk

Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, Theodore Huppert, PhD   Topics’ Revisions, Chalk Talk Return your critique of your peers’ posters (each person reviews 2 posters) (each group will receive reviews from […]

3/6 – Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)

Theodore Huppert, PhD 1st draft of the poster due today Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) Principles of data acquisition and interpretation of continuous wave, frequency domain, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy forms […]

2/28 – MEG and EEG

Avniel Singh Ghuman, PhD Director, MEG Research Lab asg50@pitt.edu   MEG and EEG Magnetoencephalography for brain electrophysiology and imaging A Comprehensive Review of Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Studies for Brain Functionality in […]

2/21 – Structure II (Diffusion weighted imaging to measure connectivity)

Fang-Cheng (Frank) Yeh, MD, PhD Neurological Surgery Director, Fiber Tractography Lab frank.yeh@pitt.edu   Structure II (Diffusion weighted imaging to measure connectivity) The lecture will cover the principles of diffusion-weighting, DTI, […]

2/14 – Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Charles Laymon, PhD Physicist and Assistant Professor of Radiology laymoncm@upmc.edu   Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Overview of physical principles, PET instrumentation, data acquisition, quantitative corrections (e.g. scatter, attenuation), and image […]

2/7 – Functional MRI (fMRI) task-related

Kirk Erickson, PhD Psychology, Pitt, CNBC Director, Brain Aging & Cognitive Health Lab kiericks@pitt.edu   Functional MRI (fMRI) task-related The lecture will cover the nature of BOLD response, optimizing pulse […]

1/31 – Principles of BOLD response and functional connectivity

Theodore Huppert, PhD   Principles of BOLD response and functional connectivity The lecture will cover the basic principles of the hemodynamic response, with implications to quantify resting state connectivity. Arterial […]

1/24 – Structure I (T₁, T₂, ultra-high field)

Howard J Aizenstein, MD, PhD Psychiatry, Pitt, CNBC Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory haizenstein@gmail.com   Structure I (T₁, T₂, ultra-high field) The basics of MRI will be covered, including T₁, […]

1/17 – Basics of MRI II

Theodore Huppert, PhD   Basics of MRI I & II Overview of physics, MRI hardware and software. Anatomical localization via use of atlases (e.g,Talairach, MNI) will be covered. Safety issues […]

1/10 – Introduction, Basics of MRI I

Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, Theodore Huppert, PhD   Introduction, Basics of MRI I & II Overview of physics, MRI hardware and software. Anatomical localization via use of atlases (e.g,Talairach, MNI) […]

Summer 2019

  • Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00am-11:25am
  • May 13th 2019 – June 22nd, 2019
  • A216 Crabtree, Pitt Public Health
  • 2 Credits, Summer course 6-week I, 5 hrs/wk
  • Course co-directors:
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Office: 5139 Public Health, GSPH
Phone: 412-383-1294
Email: car2350@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment
Theodore Huppert, PhD
Office 200 Lothrop St, PUH 8th flr
Phone: (412) 726-8459
Email: huppert1@pitt.edu
Office hours: by appointment

Lecture 6: Structure III (Diffusion weighted imaging, connectivity)

Lecture 5: Perfusion and Resting State

Perfusion and Resting State, Ted Huppert, PhD, Helmet T. Karim, PhD EPIDEM 2019 Lecture 5 notes

Lecture 4: PET

PET, Charles Laymon, PhD EPIDEM 2019 Lecture 4 notes

Lecture 3: Task-Evoked Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Task-Evoked Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Kirk I. Erickson EPIDEM 2019 Lecture 3 notes

Lecture 2: Introduction to Multimodal Neuroimaging

Introduction to Multimodal Neuroimaging, Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD EPIDEM 2019 Lecture 2 notes

Lecture 1: Introduction to MRI

Introduction to MRI, Ted Huppert, PhD, Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH EPIDEM 2019 Lecture 1

EPIDEM2019 Syllabus – Summer 2019

Introduction to Multimodal Neuroimaging, Summer 2019, Monday and Thursdays 9:00-11:25, May 13th – June 22nd, 2019, GSPH, Room A216 – Crabtree, Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH EPIDEM 2019 Syllabus – Summer […]