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

Tuesday, February 02, 2021 | 2:00 PM
"Epigenomic plasticity in lung cancer evolution"
Zoom Meeting, zoom

Monday, February 08, 2021 | 10:00 AM
"Exploring the Implications of Pyroptosis in Cancer by Studying Gasdermin Proteins"
Zoom Meeting, zoom

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Media Spotlight

Small Number of COVID Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms

Jonathan Alpert, M.D., Ph.D., and Vilma Gabbay, M.D., discuss their published case report on two patients who developed psychosis for the first time after recovering from COVID-19. Dr. Alpert is chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and Montefiore and Dr. Gabbay is co-director of the Psychiatry Research Institute at Montefiore Einstein.

(Monday, Dec 28, 2020)

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