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By focusing on research that is rooted in education and fostered by subject-matter experts, the Department of Psychiatry is pioneering the way toward new advances in brain injury, addiction psychiatry, autism and more. Through annual conferences, weekly Grand Rounds and a variety of clubs, students engage with faculty and stay informed with new psychiatric research.

Arthur B. Richter Conference in Child Psychiatry

Held each year, the Richter Conference features an internationally prominent leader in child and adolescent psychiatry or psychology, covering a topic of significant interest to the field in a full-day, in-depth forum. The conference is sponsored by the IU School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Riley Hospital for Children, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic.

The Richter Conference was established in 1977 with a generous gift from Arthur B. Richter, a pioneer in the field of cardiology in Indiana and a strong supporter of research and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. 

Ethics of Social Justice Work in Psychology Conference

This conference provides a forum for information exchange among psychologists, therapists and other allied mental health professionals. Presented lectures review the history of applied psychology in social justice work and highlight ethical considerations for psychologists incorporating social justice in their advocacy, practice, teaching and training endeavors. Significant opportunity for discussing ethical issues and problems is provided. View the event for more details.

Power Hour and Weekly Journal Club

Power Hour is a one-hour lecture each Friday for all general and triple board psychiatry residents. Topics vary from money management for residents to the study of sleep disorders and human sexuality. Often taking place during weekly Power Hour, the Journal Club examines articles from periodical literature. All faculty members are welcome to attend.

Grand Rounds

A unique teaching tool, Grand Rounds present students and faculty with real-life medical problems presented each week at the IU Health Neuroscience Center. The approach of Grand Rounds enables residents and physicians to stay aware of current research.

Psychiatry Events

The Department of Psychiatry offers events and programs throughout the year. Find details on the department calendar.

Psychiatry Calendar

Department News

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Psychiatry faculty receive $2 million to increase treatment for children and families with traumatic stress

Psychiatry faculty receive $2 million to increase treatment for children and families with traumatic stress

Glenda Shaw  |  Aug 15, 2022

IU researchers develop blood test for depression, bipolar disorders

Local news station WTHR, Channel 13, featured the groundbreaking work of Alexander Niculescu, MD, PhD, and his team on the May 25 broadcast. View his interview at the link below.

WTHR news story

$2.7M grant will help pediatric primary-care providers address youth mental health

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mental health issues among Americans have continued to soar throughout the pandemic, and youths are no exception. In fact, the U.S. surgeon general recently issued an advisory highlighting the urgent need to address the nation's youth mental health crisis.

Thanks to $2.7 million in recent grants, the Indiana University School of Medicine's Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth will be able to help more children and families facing mental health challenges.

December 16, 2021

News Release