The knowledge base in neuroscience that could inform the practice of psychiatry and the training of psychiatrists has been steadily growing for several decades. Yet neuroscience training is still poorly incorporated into general psychiatry training (Chung and Insel, 2014). There are several approaches to addressing this educational gap, including expanding educational didactics focused applied neuroscience and creating special neuroscience "tracks" within general psychiatry residency programs. The proposed Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience will also address this educational gap by creating an extra year of
The fellowship will provide didactic instruction and "hands-on" training in five areas:
- Diagnosis and treatment of patients with behavioral or emotional symptoms associated with neurobiological disease (e.g. autoimmune conditions associated with antibodies that target brain receptors or enzymes, epilepsy, cerebral vascular accident, traumatic brain injury, etc.)
- Interpretation of neurocognitive assessments
- Interpretation of neuroimaging, CSF and blood biomarkers of neurobiological disease
- Advanced training in translational research methodologies
Michael Schrift, D.O., M.A.
John G. Csernansky, M.D.
Gilman Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences