• 2015 Minnesota Psychiatric Society Gloria Segal Award Winner: Dane Jensen

    Dane Jensen, 4th Year Medical Student and Incoming PGY1 Resident is the recipient of the 2015 Minnesota Pyschiatric Society Gloria Segal Award.

    The Gloria Segal Award in Psychiatry recognizes two senior medical students, one from the University of Minnesota Medical School and one from the Mayo Medical School, for outstanding academic and professional performance during the third year clinical psychiatry rotation.

  • Exploring the link between obesity and illness severity in Bipolar Disorder

    This is the first hypothesis-driven test of, and supporting evidence for, our theory that elevated Body Mass Index (BMI) is associated with unique brain changes in bipolar disorder that have a negative impact on regions believed to be vulnerable in the illness. 

    Read the report

  • 13th annual NAMI Research Dinner

    The University of Minnesota and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) held their 13th annual NAMI Research Dinner on Feb 26, 2015.

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The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota strives to fulfill the tripartite mission of the Medical School: excellence in teaching, research and clinical service.


Teaching is to provide original, stimulating and state of art knowledge to trainees at all levels from the first year of medical school to the completion of post residency fellowships.

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We conduct cutting edge research that leads to a fundamental understanding of psychiatric disease and to the development of new and safe treatments for these diseases.

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Clinical Services

We provide outstanding inpatient and outpatient clinical care as a base for teaching medical students and residents at the University as well as providing specialized programs for patients and their families.

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