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Psychiatry Residency Research Program

Faculty for NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Psychiatry Residency recognize that the field has entered into an exciting era where the biological basis of human behavior and psychiatric disorders is being uncovered. New technologies in neuroscience are enabling the rapid advancement of understanding the brain and psychiatric disorders on multiple levels. This is why we offer research training.

To translate growing knowledge from neuroscience into clinical applications, it is essential to train a new generation of physician–scientists who are well versed in both basic neuroscience and clinical care. This is a top priority in our department. Leveraging the resources available throughout the neuroscience community (from the Neuroscience Institute, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Center for Neural Science at NYU, and The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research), we cover the entire breadth of neuroscience research including molecular–cellular, circuits–systems, computational, and behavioral.

VIDEO: Learn more about our psychiatry residency faculty’s dedication to basic neuroscience and clinical research.

In combination with the rigorous clinical training and the exposure to clinical research in schizophrenia, mood disorders, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults and children, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among many others, trainees are well positioned to approach translational neuroscience in an integrative way.

In addition, we recognize the critical need to support the career development of both MD and MD/PhD physician–scientists during residency training in psychiatry to help address the growing shortage of psychiatrists pursuing research careers. Physician–scientists are in a unique position to bridge the gap between research and practice. Mental health conditions remain among the most prevalent and disabling, while neuroscience is evolving at a rapid pace and is now ripe for clinical application.

However, physicians who enter psychiatric training without a background in research or those with prior experience who defer research during residency may be challenged to succeed in careers as independent physician–scientists without training and support. NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry has thus been actively developing two distinct research training tracks: the Physician–Scientist Research Track and the Clinical Research Track. We invite you to learn more about these opportunities and reach out to us with any questions.

Naomi M. Simon, MD
Vice Chair for Research Faculty Development and Mentorship
Department of Psychiatry

Tanya C. Sippy, MD, PhD
Director, Research Track for Residency Training
Department of Psychiatry

Research Track Faculty

The following faculty members are part of our research program tracks:

Lenard A. Adler, MD
Christina Alberini, PhD
Chiye Aoki, PhD
Jayeeeta Basu, PhD
Esther Blessing, MD, PhD
Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD
Gyorgy Buzsaki, MD, PhD
Adam Carter, PhD
Francisco X. Castellanos, MD
Moses V. Chao, PhD
Antonio J. Convit, MD
Robert C. Froemke, PhD
WenBiao Gan, PhD
Donald C. Goff, MD
Helena B. Hansen, MD, PhD
Kimberly E. Hoagwood, PhD
Dan Iosifescu, MD
Pamela B. Kahn, PhD
Joseph E. Ledoux, PhD
Crystal F. Lewis, PhD
Shane A. Liddelow, PhD
Dayu Lin, PhD
Michael A. Long, PhD
Charles R. Marmar, MD
Ralph A. Nixon, MD, PhD
Ricardo M. Osorio, MD
Nunzio Pomara, MD
John Rotrosen, MD
Naomi M. Simon, MD
Tanya C. Sippy, MD, PhD
Emily R. Stern, PhD
Daniel S. Schechter, MD
Margaret E. Rice, PhD
Seong-Bae Greg Suh, PhD
Regina M. Sullivan, PhD
Nicolas Tritsch, PhD
Richard Tsien, PhD