Overview from Vice Chair for Education
Education is a high priority for any university, but at Columbia, it is center stage. For example, research fellows have the opportunity to learn methodology and analytical skills from experienced Faculty with the highest caliber of expertise. They have access to some of the best minds in psychiatry in the country, and many would say in the world. All of our Research Faculty are highly invested in ensuring that we provide the best training, the best research opportunities and the best preparation for making landmark contributions to science. We understand that our research trainees are the future of Columbia and of psychiatry and we strive to prepare them to be the scientific leaders of tomorrow, today.
— Melissa Arbuckle, MD, PhD
Research Training Programs
The NIMH-funded Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection Training Program provides innovative postdoctoral training in sexuality research applied to HIV prevention science.
This is a two to three year fellowship in clinical and basic research on the psychiatric disorders of older adults, including Alzheimer's Disease, late-life depression, late-life anxiety disorders, and late-life psychosis. It is supported by a NIMH grant, and offers didactic methodological and statistical training as well as a supervised research experience.
This is a two to four year fellowship in clinical and basic research on affective, anxiety, eating, personality, memory and dual diagnosis disorders, including psychobiological, nosological and psychopharmacological studies. It is supported by a NIMH grant, and offers didactic methodological and statistical training as well as a supervised research experience.
The research training program, Developmental Neuroscience and Behavior (formerly known as Research Training in Psychobiological Sciences), is an NIMH-funded postdoctoral program for MDs and PhDs that focuses on the interplay of psychological and biological processes as these contribute to new knowledge about the etiology of clinical disease.
This fellowship focuses on research strategies, basic and clinical, related to schizophrenia. Supervised research, training in statistics and research methodology, and didactic seminars on schizophrenia comprise the two to four year program, which is supported by a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant.
The Paul Janssen Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young physician-investigator (must have M.D. degree) to conduct novel translational research in the field of neuroscience as it relates to psychiatric disease and medicine.
NIMH funded postdoctoral training fellowships are available to child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders.
The program provides social scientists, epidemiologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists with research skills in psychiatric epidemiology.
NIMH has funded this Career Opportunities in Research (COR) program to strengthen research and research training experiences in scientific disciplines related to mental health, especially at four-year undergraduate institutions serving mostly underrepresented minority students.
The goal of the GCD program is to train postdoctoral (M.D. and Ph.D.) and predoctoral fellows in genetic epidemiology and statistical analysis of psychiatric and other complex diseases.
The Global Mental Health Research Fellowship at Columbia aims to develop independent clinical scientists who can work collaboratively across disciplines and cultures in order to respond to the substantial burden of mental health related diseases in low- to middle-income countries and resource-limited areas. This program combines didactic instruction, clinical research training, and mentored clinical research experiences in global settings.
This three-year post-doctoral program trains MDs and PhDs for clinical research careers in eating disorders.
Research Training Faculty Search
Selected Columbia Psychiatry Department faculty members provide supervision for our various Research Training programs. View a complete list of our Psychiatry Department Faculty.