Our R25-funded Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Training Track (CAP-RTT) fills a critical training gap and national need for physician scientists, while minimally extending physician time in training. This two-year program (with an optional third year) pairs substantial dedicated research time with excellent clinical training in our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) fellowship. The CAP-RTT program will propel candidates with prior research experience, or interest, towards independent and productive research careers. Our Division has more than 150 full-time faculty, 35 of whom are research funded. In 2019-21, the Division received more than $15 million for active grants (representing over $38 million in all years of funding for those projects).
The Division’s pioneering research in psychopathology, infant development, children’s sleep, psychophysiology, and HIV prevention has led to new and effective treatments for children and their families. Pioneering translational neuroscience, genetics, prevention, health disparities, and health services research are also abundantly funded. Finally, the Division’s excellent track record in mentorship and postgraduate T32 research training in child mental health are well known, with continual funding from the NIMH since 1994.
Below is one of our graduate's experiences with a research track at Brown:
"I [completed the] research track, which provides protected time and support throughout fellowship to pursue research interests. The program is able to provide around 20% of protected time during first-year of training and up to 60% during second-year. The research experience here can be tailored depending on the resident's background and interests. For my first year, the research track allowed for regular meetings with my mentors, completion of ongoing projects from my adult residency, and development of an independent clinical research project I will be implementing [in my second] year.
I have found Brown to be an ideal environment to start my research career, given our wonderful faculty, facilities, and patient populations! Our program directors are supportive and creative in being able to guide trainees to a good balance of clinical and research activities, and are fantastic resources to become oriented to Brown's academic environment. Fellows are also encouraged to present their research both internally and at national/international conferences and have the infrastructure to do so. My experience in C&A fellowship on the research track has confirmed my understanding that our institution has a clear dedication to fostering residents with an interest in research- and the quality and accessibility of our mentorship cannot be surpassed."
Daniel Moreno De Luca, MD, MSc
Class of 2018