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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. These and other advances in psychiatric research approaches are core drivers of our research training for residents.

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 neuroscience and clinical care. This is a top priority in the Department of Psychiatry. 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), and our clinical and translational psychiatry faculty, we cover the entire breadth of psychiatric and neuroscience research, including molecular–cellular, circuits–systems, computational, behavioral, clinical, and translational.

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. Our department has thus been actively developing two research training tracks to help trainees advance their research career development goals during residency: the Research Career Accelerated Track and the Research Career Development Track. We also collaborate with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to offer a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Physician-Scientist Research Track. We invite you to learn more about these opportunities and reach out to us with any questions.

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

Tanya C. Sippy, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Research Tracks
Department of Psychiatry

Research Faculty

Participants of both tracks can choose any NYU or NYU Langone faculty member to be their research mentor, as long as that faculty member agrees and is approved by the executive committee. Below are just a few of the various faculty lists that represent the broad array of researchers our residents can work with during their training:

Department of Psychiatry
Neuroscience Institute
Center for Neural Science
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Neuroscience Graduate Training Program