David A. Brent, MD, has been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP), a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for the “advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH, has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), which was founded in 1908 and is “dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases.”
Brent is the academic chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and professor of psychiatry, pediatrics and epidemiology, and holds an endowed chair in suicide studies. Brent co-founded and now directs Services for Teens at Risk (STAR), a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-funded program for suicide prevention, education of professionals, and the treatment of at-risk youths and their families. He has led work that has helped to established evidence based practices for assessing suicidal risk and for treating adolescent depression and suicidal behavior.
Rosano is a professor in Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. Her research focuses on how the brain adapts to the normal processes of aging and disease and, specifically, in understanding the causes, biomarkers and consequences of brain aging.
Election to AAP is an honor extended to individuals with outstanding credentials in biomedical science and/or translational biomedical research and is limited to 60 inductees per year. An association of the country’s most accomplished physician-scientists, AAP serves as a forum to create and disseminate knowledge and as a source of inspiring role models for upcoming generations of physicians and medical scientists. Election to ASCI reflects early career accomplishment, as new members must be 50 or younger. ASCI represents physician-scientists who are “at the bedside, at the research bench and at the blackboard.” Up to 80 new members are elected annually from hundreds of nominations.
“Endorsements from these respected societies further demonstrate the commitment to research and the impact of the work performed by the physicians, researchers, and staff at the University of Pittsburgh,” said Arthur S. Levine, MD, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine. “We are honored to work with such outstanding scientists who make such significant contributions to the future of science and medicine.”