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Research Programs at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry currently has more tenured faculty and grant funding than at any time in its history.

Research programs on major depression, suicidal behavior, obsessive-compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, and molecular neurobiology have been developed with federal and private foundation grants. The programs support systematic research on the genetics, neurobiology, phenomenology, and treatment of severe mental disorders in children and adolescents.

Several studies involve collaborations with investigators at the School of Public Health, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, and Addiction Research Center at the University of Michigan as well as with investigators at other major universities. Research opportunities will continue to expand with the recruitment of new faculty for the Child and Adolescent Division. This is being done in conjunction with the development of the Depression Center in the Department of Psychiatry and the University of Michigan Life Sciences Initiative. A research training track combining clinical and research training in child and adolescent psychiatry is available to residents in the Department of Psychiatry.