Research Track

UT Southwestern has made an institution-wide commitment to training research-oriented residents, and the Department of Psychiatry shares in that commitment. We are enthusiastic about training the next generation of psychiatrist-scientists.

Our research track residency program, called Translational Research Activities in Neuropsychiatry (TRAIN), is currently funded by NIMH (R25MH101078; MH Trivedi, PI). The program is designed to allow flexibility for residents to develop and implement projects. TRAIN residents will have access to didactics, financial support, and protected time for research.

With our diverse and extensive faculty, the Department of Psychiatry is in a unique position to prepare residents for successful academic research careers. Close connections with many other departments in UT Southwestern Medical School and UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provide the framework for a variety of areas of scientific investigation.

We offer opportunities in Basic Research, Clinical Research, and Translational Research. Additional program information here.

Meet the Director

Dr. Trivedi is a Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Center of Depression Research and Clinical Care, and Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

He is an established clinical and translational researcher, having been Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on a number of single and multisite clinical trials funded by National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), foundations, and industry.

Some of Dr. Trivedi's research and clinical highlights include:

  • Published in 500 chapters and papers in journals.
  • Developed the established benchmarks now used for treating depression and other mood disorders.
  • Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health
  • Julie K. Hersh Chair in Depression Research and Clinical Care