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​Schizophrenia Education and Research

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Education and research are strongly represented as part of the mission of our psychiatric and substance abuse services. Our services are an important local, regional, and national resource for training the next generation of psychiatric clinicians and researchers.

We have a variety of students who rotate through our program to gain experience in the psychiatric field, including:

  • Medical students
  • Psychiatric residents
  • Students in health professions, such as:
    • Nursing
    • Physician assistants
    • Pharmacy
    • Social work

Another important mission is the participation of patients in various research programs funded mostly by the National Institutes of Health or philanthropic foundations.

Many of these programs have led to the development of evidence-based treatments, or serve as models for community treatment teams.