The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to the tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating the future leaders in the field.
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The Department of Psychiatry provides excellence in psychiatric education throughout the entire spectrum of medical training.
A study, published in Science by Amita Sehgal, PhD, professor of Neuroscience, and Matthew Kayser, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, links sleep disruption in newborn fruit flies with courtship and mating in adult flies.
Steven Berkowitz, MD, associate professor of Clinical Psychiatry, director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette in an article discussing follow up after school tragedies occur.
Charles O’Brien, MD, PhD, professor of Psychiatry, who heads a committee of doctors studying whether caffeine use disorder should be categorized as a mental illness, said more research is needed in an interview airing on CBS television affiliates in New York and Philadelphia.