Rita Z Goldstein, PhD
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PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
Research Topics
Addiction, Atherosclerosis, Basal Ganglia, Behavioral Health, Biomechanics/Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biostatistics, Brain Imaging, Cardiovascular, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Electrophysiology, Genetics, Imaging, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neuromodulation, Neuroscience, Positron Emission Tomography, Prefrontal Cortex, Psychiatry
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Neuroscience [NEU]

BA, Tel Aviv University

Internship, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

PhD, University of Miami

Post-doc fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory


Nominated as Fellow, ACNP


Jacob P. Waletzky Award, SfN



Joel Elkes Research Award, ACNP

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)


Outstanding Alumni Award, Dept. of Psychology, U of Miami

Department of Psychology, University of Miami, FL


Nominated as Member, ACNP

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)


BNL Outstanding Mentor Award

Brookhaven National Laboratory


Brookhaven Town Woman of the Year in Science

Brookhaven Town


NARSAD Young Investigator Award

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia And Depression (NARSAD)


K23 NIDA Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award


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Dr. Goldstein did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2022 and/or 2023: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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