Psychedelic Medicine Research Training Program
The Center for Psychedelic Medicine, in conjunction with NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, offers a training program for clinical and preclinical research focused on psychedelic and psychedelic-inspired treatments of psychiatric and neurologic disease.
Under the leadership of Stephen Ross, MD, center associate director and research training program director, Tanya C. Sippy, MD, PhD, training program associate director, and Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD, center director, the Psychedelic Medicine Research Training Program seeks to provide funding and mentorship to junior scientists interested in psychedelic research. The program also provides formal training in the legal, ethical, scientific, and practical challenges of psychedelic and psychedelic-inspired treatment research and helps scientists establish new, independent, government-funded careers at the clinical and preclinical level.
Research Training Curriculum
Preclinical studies currently seek to probe the mechanism of psychedelic-induced change in animal models of psychiatric disorders. Clinical studies span a variety of drugs and treatments, such as the use of psilocybin for the treatment of alcohol use disorder and major depressive disorder, and the use of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorders, among others.
Trainees, under the mentorship of affiliated faculty, are encouraged apply their skills to design their own studies at the molecular, behavioral, or human level, contributing significantly to a small, but growing body of research regarding psychedelic and psychedelic-inspired treatments of psychiatric disease.
Qualified candidates for the Psychedelic Medicine Research Training Program have received a PhD with or without an MD or clinical training (i.e., residency) within the past four years for junior faculty positions and within the past two years for postdoctoral positions. Applicants should submit their CV along with a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about this program can also be directed to that email address.