Welcome to the Neuropsychiatry Section
The Neuropsychiatry program of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Psychiatry is devoted to the study of brain and behavior in health and disease. By integrating methodologies we aim to advance the understanding and treatment of complex brain disorders such as schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
We combine clinical assessment procedures with neurobehavioral measures, neuroimaging, electrophysiology and genomics. Clinical research is linked to basic research by using animal models and biomarkers. The research involves working with individuals and families over time to help understand changes and treatments. We are especially interested in factors that contribute to vulnerability to psychosis as well as those that add to resilience in young people.
News and Events
Penn Medicine Co-Leads $12 M NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Mental Illnesses in Deletion Syndrome Patients
PHILADELPHIA — A major international consortium co-led by Penn Medicine has received a $12 million National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) grant for a large-scale genetics study investigating why patients with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome have an increased risk of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2013/10/gur/
Contrasting Brain Wiring In Men And Women May Explain Gender Differences
Dec 3, 2013. A Study by the BBL and collegues in Radiology has shown that male and female brains are wired differently. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the study shows that there are structural differences in male and female brains.
Neuropsychiatry Open House
SPRING 2014 - The Blanche Prince and Harry Stern Memorial Symposium.
This annual educational activity is made possible through the Blanche Prince and Harry Stern Memorial Fund. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about our program, meet faculty and staff, and ask questions concerning psychosis research and treatment. Mental health consumers and family members will find this program valuable. Psychiatrists, mental health professionals, students, social workers, and psychologists will also benefit from attending.
You may view the 2013 presentations under the “Participate in Research” link on the top left of this page.
Contact: Amy Cassidy