March 31

Novel Approach to NMDA Modulation, Synaptic Plasticity and Rapid-acting Antidepressant Drugs

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences & John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
April 21

The Assessment of Cognitive Change in Patients with Schizophrenia

Richard Keefe, PhD Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University
June 8

Pitt Psychiatry Annual Research Day

featuring the cutting-edge research by Pitt Psychiatry investigators
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. Of the 24 faculty hired in 2022, 38% are individuals from historically marginalized communities.


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


million awarded in research funding in university fiscal year 2021-2022.


peer-reviewed articles were published by our faculty last year.


Our psychiatry program ranked seventh among medical schools in the nation by US News & World Report.

Our Three-fold Mission Relies on Our Diverse Community

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.

For several years, Pittsburgh has been recognized as an affordable, first-rate city for medical training.

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When everyday moments lead to moments of need, help is standing by.

Call resolve Crisis Services at 1-888-7-YOU-CAN (1-888-796-8226) to speak with one of the trained mental health crisis counselors.