Research

The faculty in the Department of Psychiatry is conducting clinical and translational research in patients with mental illness as well as basic studies of human behavior and brain function.

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry studies childhood disorders at the level of basic and translational science, with collaboration among clinicians and researchers.

The Division of Addiction Psychiatry brings together scientists and clinicians in an effort to study and treat patients with substance abuse.

The Mood Disorders Research Program studies the neural basis of depression and investigates the effectiveness of pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments.

The Psychotic Disorders Research Program is interested in the neural mechanisms of schizophrenia and studies the mechanism and effectiveness of various pharmacological treatments.

The Center for Cognitive Medicine conducts research and clinical activities that focus on disorders of cognition (memory, thinking, and learning).

The Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program is a collaborative groups of scientists who use state-of-the art imaging technology to better understand the neural mechanisms of mental illness.

The Basic Neuroscience laboratories are devoted to the study of several neuropsychiatric disorders,including Parkinson's Disease, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

 

Karoly Mirnics, MD PhD
Vice Chair for Research