Robert Sweet Honored By American College of Psychiatrists

Sweet wearing a bright red collared shirt

Robert Sweet, a UPMC Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology and Clinical and Translational Science at Pitt, was recently given the Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American College of Psychiatrists.

Sweet is recognized internationally for his investigation of the mechanisms which lead to the generation of psychotic symptoms that are core features of schizophrenia, but also occur in about 50% of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

His research suggests there are common genetic risk factors and vulnerable brain circuits that act together to cause positive symptoms across these disorders.