January 23

Sleep and Affective Brain Function: Neural Mechanisms of Affective Disorders and Treatment Response

Special Guest Lecture
Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford
January 28

Using Resting State fMRI to Study Everything but Neuronal Activity

Special Lecture
Frederick Blaise, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
January 29

Using Longitudinal Outcome Data in Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials

Special Guest Lecture
John Dziak, PhD Research Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University
January 31

Experimental Approaches to the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Distinguished Scientist Lecture
Donald Goff, PhD Marvin Stern Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
We are one of the nation’s top Psychiatry departments.
Consistently ranked among the top psychiatric departments and hospitals in the US, our Department and its flagship hospital, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, revolutionizes psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, advances scholarship and knowledge, and continues to be a trailblazer in innovative research.

primary faculty members trained in psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, education, genetics, molecular biology, neuroimaging, statistics, and other basic sciences.


million in research funding in fiscal year 2018


federally funded T32 PROGRAMS support our Department's training and mentorship


Our residency training program is ranked seventh in the nation for reputation by Doximity


Our residency training program is ranked fifth in the nation for research output by Doximity

Our Three-fold Mission

Clinical Care

Provide the highest quality behavioral health care to our patients and their families.


Promote the career development of the next generation of clinician educators and scientists.


Create the future of psychiatry through basic, translational and clinical research.

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