October 29

Ketamine: New Directions in Ketamine Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders

Clinical Grand Rounds
Rebecca Price, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Sharvari Shivanekar, MBBS Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
November 2

Racism, Religion and Mental Health in Clinical Care

John Welch, MDiv, PhD Theologian, Medical Ethicist, and Community Engagement Consultant
November 5

Extracellular Vesicles as Systemic Stress Signals and Novel Mechanisms in Neurodevelopment

Distinguished Scientist Lecture
Tracy Bale, PhD Professor of Pharmacology and Director, Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health & Brain Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine
November 10

Statistical Learning and Analysis of Single-Cell Multi-Omics Data

Xinjun Wang, MS Graduate Student, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh
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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. 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.

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

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