UMMC psychiatry residents at a conference

If you are interested in psychiatric research, the University of Maryland offers a wide range of experiences with world class researchers.

The Department, has frequently ranked first among medical school departments in research grants and contracts.

The faculty has authored over 150 publications annually for each of the past several years.

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) on the Catonsville campus is internationally recognized for work in schizophrenia, neuroscience, neuropathology, psycho-pharmacology, brain imaging, clinical trials and psychopathology.

On the downtown campus, the Division of Psychiatric Services Research (DPSR) conducts applied research and policy studies on the delivery of services to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and to children with and at risk for serious emotional disturbances. The Translational Research Laboratories conducts research on mood and anxiety disorders, geriatrics, and psychoneuroimmunology. The department also maintains active research programs in childhood disorders.

The Department's newly opened Clinical Neurobehavioral Center (CNC) located in Howard County, Maryland conducts genetic and substance abuse research. Additional Neuroscience research is also being conducted at our Brain Science Research Consortium Unit.

We also have an active research program in veteran's mental health and additional research opportunities are available at the Sheppard Pratt Lieber Institute.

View a partial list of our faculty and some of their research interests.

For those entering residency with an M.D./Ph.D. degree, we offer a Physician Scientist Track that provides protected research time and mentoring.