Make an IMPACT on the field of child and adolescent psychiatry!

Dr. David BrentIMPACT director David Brent, MD

The IMPACT (Innovative Methods in Pathogenesis and Child Treatment) program is based at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, one of the most vibrant and successful departments of psychiatry and medical centers in the United States. Both the post-doctoral and summer programs match trainees with dedicated mentors who are conducting cutting-edge research studying a broad range of disorders using a wide range of current methods.
See what IMPACT alumni have to say about their experiences.

Post-doctoral Program: Two-year NIMH-funded postdoctoral training program in clinical research in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Applicants: Creative individuals with an MD or PhD in a mental health-related discipline who want to learn how to conduct innovative, meaningful research that will improve the outcome of child mental health disorders.

Summer Program: Eight-week pre-doctoral training program in clinical research in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Applicants: Medical students interested in specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry.