September 6

Are Newer Antidepressants Any Better Than Prozac? 

Robert Howland, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
September 20

Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Norma Day-Vines, PhD Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development, School of Education, and Professor of Counseling and Educational Studies, Johns Hopkins University
September 27

Deaths of Despair and Adolescent Suicide: Two Epidemics—or One? 

David Brent, MD Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science and Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
October 11

Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Steven McCarroll, PhD Dorothy and Milton Flier Professor of Biomedical Science and Genetics, Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics, and Director of Genomic Neurobiology, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
March 27

2025 Clinician Educator Showcase

featuring the work of our Clinician Educators and interactive breakout sessions
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 those hired in 2023, 30% are individuals from minoritized backgrounds.


National ranking of our psychiatry program AMONG MEDICAL SCHOOLS by US News & World Report.


million awarded in primary NIH grants in federal fiscal year 2023.


NIH-funded grants supporting research training programs.


of our clinical trainees are underrepresented in medicine.

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.