department offers a wide array of opportunities for students interested in
contributing to research. All of our research projects and program areas are open to UW undergraduate, graduate and
medical students, and we encourage their involvement.
by a five-year R25 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, the
University of Washington Psychiatry Resident Research Program offers a wide
range of research opportunities in the areas of basic and clinical
neurosciences, health services, genetics, and the interface of mental health
and addictions. In addition to a primary mentor, participants receive
scientific and career guidance from a mentoring committee as well as salary
support. Participants typically have 80% research time available for 16 months.
residents are encouraged to increase the sophistication of their clinical
research by collaborating on ongoing faculty projects. Residents can pursue
independent projects with faculty support.
weekly seminar geared toward teaching the fundamentals of successful grant
writing. Open to all trainees. Contact Mary Larimer for more information at Larimer@uw.edu.
four T-32 training grants, an Institute for Education Sciences-funded training grant, fellowship opportunities through VA Puget Sound,
and numerous faculty members with cutting-edge labs, we offer a rich research
environment for trainees. In addition to the research-specific fellowships
listed below, numerous clinical fellowships also encourage research. View a
full list of our psychiatry
and psychology fellowship programs.
Advance translational research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias as part of an NIH T-32 training grant. Offered through VA Puget Sound.
Administer and score cognitive, neuropsychological, and diagnostic assessments to children (and parents) with a variety of developmental disabilities, primarily Autism Spectrum Disorder as part of clinical research protocols.
Develop leadership in
mental health care of the elderly through research and coursework. Offered
through the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at VA
Gain advanced skills
and knowledge in health services research through this multidisciplinary
fellowship. Offered through VA Puget Sound.
Learn to develop and
use innovative medical information systems and computerized databases. Offered
through VA Puget Sound.
Pursue cutting-edge mHealth research combined with clinical responsibilities as an mHealth practice facilitator, interacting with clients with serious mental illness.
Train in academic and
health systems research and advanced clinical care service delivery in an
interdisciplinary setting. Offered through the Mental Illness Research,
Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at VA Puget Sound.
Combine research on
mental health problems encountered in primary health care settings with a
well–developed, nationally–renowned Master of Public Health Program as part of
an NIMH T-32 training grant.
Conduct research on
the etiology and prevention of problem drinking and alcohol dependence as part
of an NIMH T-32 training grant. Joint program with the Department of
Help develop and test a brief telephone-delivered motivational enhancement intervention for military personnel who are not currently in treatment and who report symptoms of PTSD at the University of Washington Innovative Programs Research Group (IPRG).