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"Bring Me the Real Doctor": Dealing with Patient Bias

First-year resident Rana Elmaghraby, MD, shares her experience and insight in the Psychiatry News Resident's Forum.

Read the article


New Leadership at University of Minnesota Psychiatry Dept promises changes

Dr. Vinogradov was interviewed by Fox 9's Jeff Baillon

Watch the video

Autism and genetic discoveries: The search for clinical biomarkers

An article co-authored for MN Physician magazine by Madhumathi Rao, M.D., M.S. and Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D. 

Read the article (Page 36).


The golden age of computational psychiatry is within sight

Neuroplasticity-based treatments and computational neuroscience may hold some of the keys to unlocking the golden age of psychiatry.

Read the article by Dr. Sophia Vinogradov in Nature Human Behavior


New mental health service aims to reach people early

Chances for recovery are greater with timely treatment

Read the MN DHS article about the new first-episode psychosis clinic

At the U, we're building the top academic psychiatry unit in the Midwest

We must be vigilant about protecting the rights of all research volunteers.

Read the piece by Dr. Sophia Vinogradov in the StarTribune

Under new leader, U's psychiatry department shifting research

Industry-funded drug trials and the recruitment of hospitalized patients as research subjects have been curbed

Read the article in the StarTribune

Landmark Study Needs Participants

The goal of SPARK is to collect and analyze data about people with autism to advance understanding and research. Subjects and their close family members provide DNA samples so that researchers can pinpoint genetic causes of the disorder. In Minnesota, the study is led by Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.

View the KARE 11 news story

Department Newsletter

Welcome, New Faculty

Please join the Department of Psychiatry in welcoming a few new faculty members. Take a moment to read more about each individual by clicking on the "more" links.

Christine Conelea, PhD

Joined us on March 27, 2017...more

Justin Anker, PhD

Joined us on March 20, 2017...more

C. Sophia Albott, MD

Joined us on March 8, 2017...more

Lidia Zylowska, MD

Joined us February 28, 2017...more

Katie Lingras, PhD, LP

Joined us on February 27, 2017...more

Quentin Gabor, MD

Joined us on February 1, 2017...more


UMAI Day 2017

Join the University of Minnesota Autism Initiative on Friday, May 5th for UMAI Day 2017: Research to Practice Update. All members in the autism community are invited to attend, including individuals with autism, family members, advocacy groups, educators, researchers, students, service providers, and policy makers. 

Agenda and Registration