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2015 Research Day

Registration is Now Open for the Fifteenth Annual
Department of Psychiatry Research Day 

Registration is now open for the Fifteenth Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day. Please note that you must register to attend. Click here to download a registration form. The deadline to register is June 4, 2015. You can also view the Research Day Program at a Glance here.

We hope you will join us on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the University Club in Oakland for this full-day event that showcases the research accomplishments of our Department.  

The morning poster session will feature the work of 129 researchers representing an array of scientific interests.  

The popular lunchtime roundtable discussions will also be offered again this year. Seating is limited, so you are encouraged to register early to secure a seat in one of the following roundtable discussions:

  • Roundtable 1 - Research Training for Psychiatric Physicians (Facilitators: Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD and Brandon McKinney, MD, PhD)
  • Roundtable 2 - New Technologies for Research (Facilitators: Michael Marshal, PhD, Jay Fournier, PhD and Jack Doman)
  • Roundtable 3 - Translational Treatment Development (Facilitators: Robert Sweet, MD and Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD)
  • Roundtable 4 - Different Modalities of Human Brain Imaging (Facilitators: Mary Phillips, MD, MD (CANTAB) and Dean Salisbury, PhD)
  • Roundtable 5 - New Methods for Treatment Studies (Facilitators: David Brent, MD and Anne Germain, PhD)
  • Roundtable 6 - NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) (Facilitators: Erika Forbes, PhD and Cecile Ladouceur, PhD)
  • Roundtable 7 - Promotions/Career Development (Facilitator: Karen Matthews, PhD)
  • Roundtable 8 - Machine Learning and Big Data (Facilitator: Neal Ryan, MD)
  • Roundtable 9 - Translational Components in Clinical Research (Facilitators: Colleen McClung, PhD and Brant Hasler, PhD)

We are honored to have Dr. David Kupfer, Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science, as our keynote speaker for this year’s event.

The afternoon Speed Dat(a)-ing Sessions highlight the work of 12 Department investigators from a variety of disciplines.  

The award ceremony will take place at the end of the program.

Research Day is a terrific opportunity to learn more about the research taking place in the department, to build new collaborative relationships, and to reconnect with colleagues.  We hope you will join us!

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanie Knox Houtsinger (Email:; Telephone: 412-246-6784).