Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein (PRIME)

The Psychiatry Research Institute of Montefiore Einstein (PRIME) was established in 2017 to provide an infrastructure for a steadily growing research enterprise. Ongoing and projected areas of research include:

  • Basic and translational studies using a variety of state-of-the-science and emerging approaches
  • Clinical trials evaluating promising pharmacological, psychotherapeutic and neurostimulation-based approaches to challenging psychiatric conditions and substance use disorders
  • Neuroimaging in populations with or at risk for mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Bioinformatics research relevant to behavioral health and mental illness
  • Health disparities and multicultural mental health research

PRIME is committed to:

  • Developing an environment that encourages creative, interdisciplinary research that promotes health and wellness and advances understanding and treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Supporting a broad base of science and scholarship on areas from neural circuits to mental health policy
  • Engaging meaningfully with and contributing to the diverse communities served by Montefiore and Einstein.

 

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Upcoming Events

47th Annual Leadership Conference 

Date: May 31 - June 2, 2019
Brochure 2019 

 

Calendar

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 11:00 AM
What Matters Most: Special Symposium in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness
Price Center/Block Pavilion, LeFrak Auditorium

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Tay-Sachs Disease in the 21st Century
Price Center/Block Pavilion, Le Frak Auditorium

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Media Spotlight

Overdose Deaths Go Down Citywide—But Rise Sharply in East Harlem

Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., and Shadi Nahvi, M.D., M.S., discuss barriers to addiction treatment and the social and economic reasons contributing to increased overdose deaths in some lower-income areas of New York City. Dr. Cunningham is associate chief of the division of general internal medicine at Einstein and Montefiore; Dr. Nahvi is associate professor of medicine and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein.

(Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019)

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