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Research and Other Scholarly Activity

Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

The Department of Psychiatry continues its tradition of making significant research contributions to the field. Our faculty researchers remain on the forefront of psychiatric research. Residents are encouraged to participate in ongoing research studies or initiate their own studies under guidance of a faculty mentor with research expertise.

Click here to see a sample list of scholarly work produced by our residents.

Click here to see a sample list of other leading edge research taking place at Rush University Medical Center.

All residents are trained to critically interpret the medical literature in order to provide evidenced-based care to their patients. Residents are given instruction in research design and methodology.

All residents engage in scholarly activity such as participating in a research project, participating in a departmental quality improvement project, writing a paper for publicatio­­­n. All of this is done under the guidance of experienced faculty members, to meet their scholarly activity requirements for our residency.

The department helps fund residents to present their work at national meetings. Residents who desire to gain even more research experience have an opportunity to complete a master’s degree in clinical research through Rush University.

Our research faculty have been investigators in numerous research projects funded by NIMH, NIDA, SAMHSA, NASA, the Wounded Warrior Project, philanthropic foundations, private industry and through collaborative grants with neighboring institutions (i.e., University of Chicago/CTSA, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University and Stroger Hospital). Topics from those funded studies are quite diverse and include randomized trials with novel interventions in the treatment of depression, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. In addition to clinical studies, the department has a growing set of community-based research and research using innovative technologies including smartphones, tablets and wearables.

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2150 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-1212

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