Students will spend this elective period involved in the Creighton Psychiatry Research Center, and/or its affiliated Research Clinics at the Omaha VA Medical Center on current active protocols or, by mutual agreement, special topics. Currently, these range from Clinical Trials of Psychopharmacological Medications (for Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis, etc.) to Laboratory Research in Behavioral Biology, as well as special topics in Psychiatry (Child, Adolescent, Geriatric, Forensics, etc.). Students taking this elective will acquire knowledge in ethical, regulatory and operational aspects of protocols. They will become familiar with scientific and methodological issues in research. Students will become adept at using structured interviews for DSM-V criteria and Clinical Symptom Rating Scales for specific syndromes and research protocols.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018