• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents

    The AMBIT Network in the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) is collaborating with the Department of Psychiatry to bring evidence-based therapies to children and adolescents with histories of trauma. 

    From left to right: Sandra Ahumada, MA; Sasha Zagoloff, PhD LP; Amanda Kalstabakken, MA; Katelyn Donisch MA, MSPH

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  • 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. 

    David Bond, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor

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  • 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.

    From left to right: Kelvin Lim, MD; Kathryn Cullen, MD; David Bond, MD, PhD, Charles Schulz, MD

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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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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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