December 3

What Did I Agree to Again? Getting and Strengthening a Commitment in DBT

Clinical Grand Rounds
Stephanie Stepp, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ran Li, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Tiffany Painter, CSW Program Director, Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.
December 10

Pandemic Lessons Learned: Improving Care Provisions and Service Delivery for Individuals with Disabilities

Keynote presentation by Lisa Iezzoni, MD, Harvard Medical School
December 17

Neural Reward Systems and the Development and Treatment of Depression

Meet the PI Lecture
Erika Forbes, PhD Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
January 7

Researchers on the Rise Lectures

Researchers on the Rise Lectures
Helmet Karim, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering
Heather Joseph, DO Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
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 20 new faculty members hired in 2020, 25% are individuals who are under-represented in medicine.


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


million awarded in research funding in university fiscal year 2020-2021.


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


Our psychiatry program ranked sixth 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.