April 15

Dual Use of Combustible Tobacco and Cannabis: An Increasing Trend in Young People and Looming Risk Factor for Cancer

Brain, Behavior and Cancer Seminar Series
Natacha De Genna, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology
April 16

Researchers on the Rise Lectures

Researchers on the Rise Lecture

Biological Mechanisms of Suicidal Behavior among Sexual Minority Adolescents

Brian Thoma, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Visuocortical Dynamics of Affect-Biased Attention in the Development of Adolescent Depression

Mary Woody, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
April 23

The Childhood Risk to Develop Anxiety and Depression: A Translational Neuroscience Approach

Distinguished Scientist Lecture
Ned Kalin, MD Hedberg Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
May 14

STAR-Center Conference - Preventing Suicide in Children and Youth: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity

featuring keynote presentations by Tami Benton, MD and Mary Margaret Kerr, EdD
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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.


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


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


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


million in research funding in fiscal year 2019

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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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