Our Resident Program

We believe that a psychiatry residency should be a rigorous but humane environment in which one can develop into a highly skilled psychiatrist. We will help you master the clinical skills and knowledge base necessary to practice successfully. We emphasize collegiality, communication and responsibility so that you can develop an identity as a professional and as a leader. We strive to be mindful of your need to balance professional and personal responsibilities and goals.

Visit our residency program website to learn more about our program.


Ben's Ride - The Story Behind the Ride

When Ben, an avid cyclist, died of suicidal depression in November, 2009, his family and friends immediately wanted to do something in Ben’s name to help others who might be suffering from mental illness. This is their story and the story of Ben's Ride.

Photography and production by Jeremy Ruzich. Copyright 2013, Jeremy Ruzich. All Rights Reserved. Music by Humming House.


Recent Publications

updated February, 2014

Flook, L., Goldberg, S. B., Pinger, L., Bonus, K., & Davidson, R. J. (2013). Mindfulness for teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout and teaching efficacy. Mind Brain Educ, 7(3).

Frank E, Sidor MM, Gamble KL, Cirelli C, Sharkey KM, Hoyle N, Tikotzky L, Talbot LS, McCarthy MJ, Hasler BP (2013). Circadian clocks, brain function, and development. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1306(1), 43-67.

Hashmi, A., Nere, A., & Tononi, G. (2013). Sleep-Dependent Synaptic Down-Selection (II): Single-Neuron Level Benefits for Matching, Selectivity, and Specificity. Front Neurol, 4, 148.

Heller, A. S., Johnstone, T., Peterson, M. J., Kolden, G. G., Kalin, N. H., & Davidson, R. J. (2013). Increased prefrontal cortex activity duringring negative emotion regulation as a predictor of depression symptom severity trajectory over 6 months. JAMA Psychiatry, 70(11), 1181-1189.

Herringa, R. J., Birn, R. M., Ruttle, P. L., Burghy, C. A., Stodola, D. E., Davidson, R. J., & Essex, M. J. (2013). Childhood maltreatment is associated with altered fear circuitry and increased internalizing symptoms by late adolescence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(47), 19119-19124.

Ingram, D. G., & Plante, D. T. (2013). Seasonal trends in restless legs symptomatology: evidence from Internet search query data. Sleep Med, 14(12), 1364-1368.

Hoel, E. P., Albantakis, L., & Tononi, G. (2013). Quantifying causal emergence shows that macro can beat micro. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110(49), 19790-19795.

Johnson SC, Christian BT, Okonkwo OC, Oh JM, Harding S, Xu G, Hillmer AT, Wooten DW, Murali D, Barnhart TE, Hall LT, Racine AM, Klunk WE, Mathis CA, Bendlin BB, Gallagher CL, Carlsson CM, Rowley HA, Hermann BP, Dowling NM, Asthana S, Sager MA.(2014). Amyloid burden and neural function in people at risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Neurobiol Aging, 35(3), 576-584.

Lapate, R. C., Rokers, B., Li, T., & Davidson, R. J. (2013). Nonconscious Emotional Activation Colors First Impressions: A Regulatory Role for Conscious Awareness. Psychol Sci. [Epub ahead of print]

Mena, J. D., Selleck, R. A., & Baldo, B. A. (2013). Mu-opioid stimulation in rat prefrontal cortex engages hypothalamic orexin/hypocretin-containing neurons, and reveals dissociable roles of nucleus accumbens and hypothalamus in cortically driven feeding. J Neurosci, 33(47), 18540-18552.

Tononi, G., & Cirelli, C. (2014). Sleep and the price of plasticity: from synaptic and cellular homeostasis to memory consolidation and integration. Neuron, 81(1), 12-34.

Nir, Y., Vyazovskiy, V. V., Cirelli, C., Banks, M. I., & Tononi, G. (2013). Auditory Responses and Stimulus-Specific Adaptation in Rat Auditory Cortex are Preserved Across NREM and REM Sleep. Cereb Cortex. [Epub ahead of print]

Perry, M. L., Pratt, W. E., & Baldo, B. A. (2013). Overlapping striatal sites mediate scopolamine-induced feeding suppression and mu-opioid-mediated hyperphagia in the rat. Psychopharmacology (Berl). [Epub ahead of print]

Plante, D. T., Frankenburg, F. R., Fitzmaurice, G. M., & Zanarini, M. C. (2013). Relationship between maladaptive cognitions about sleep and recovery in patients with borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Res, 210(3), 975-979.

Postle, B. R., Awh, E., Serences, J. T., Sutterer, D. W., & D'Esposito, M. (2013). The positional-specificity effect reveals a passive-trace contribution to visual short-term memory. PLoS One, 8(12), e83483.

Reardon, C. L., Factor, R. M., Brenner, C. J., Singh, P., & Spurgeon, J. A. (2014). Community psychiatry tracks for residents: a review of four programs. Community Ment Health J, 50(1), 10-16.

Roseboom PH, Nanda SA, Fox AS, Oler JA, Shackman AJ, Shelton SE, Davidson RJ, Kalin NH (2013). Neuropeptide Y Receptor Gene Expression in the Primate Amygdala Predicts Anxious Temperament and Brain Metabolism. Biol Psychiatry. [Epub ahead of print]

Sarasso S, Rosanova M, Casali AG, Casarotto S, Fecchio M, Boly M, Gosseries O, Tononi G, Laureys S, Massimini M. (2014). Quantifying Cortical EEG Responses to TMS in (Un)consciousness. Clin EEG Neurosci. [Epub ahead of print]

Schaefer SM, Morozink Boylan J, van Reekum CM, Lapate RC, Norris CJ, Ryff CD, Davidson RJ. (2013). Purpose in life predicts better emotional recovery from negative stimuli. PLoS One, 8(11), e80329.

Tomer R, Slagter HA, Christian BT, Fox AS, King CR, Murali D, Gluck MA, Davidson RJ.(2013). Love to Win or Hate to Lose? Asymmetry of Dopamine D2 Receptor Binding Predicts Sensitivity to Reward versus Punishment. J Cogn Neurosci. [Epub ahead of print]

Travers BG, Bigler ED, Tromp do PM, Adluru N, Froehlich AL, Ennis C, Lange N, Nielsen JA, Prigge MB, Alexander AL, Lainhart JE. (2014). Longitudinal processing speed impairments in males with autism and the effects of white matter microstructure. Neuro-psychologia, 53, 137-145.

Trksak GH, Bracken BK, Jensen JE, Plante DT, Penetar DM, Tartarini WL, Maywalt MA, Dorsey CM, Renshaw PF, Lukas SE. Effects of sleep deprivation on brain bioenergetics, sleep, and cognitive performance in cocaine-dependent individuals. ScientificWorldJournal, 2013, Oct 22;20

Zeidler Schreiter, E. A., Pandhi, N., Fondow, M. D., Thomas, C., Vonk, J., Reardon, C. L., & Serrano, N. (2013). Consulting psychiatry within an integrated primary care model. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 24(4), 1522-1530.

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