Psychobiology and psychopharmacology: Issues in clinical research training

David S. Janowsky, Ira D. Glick, Leonard Lash, Leonard Mitnick, Donald F. Klein, Frederick K. Goodwin, Israel Hanin, Charles Nemeroff, Lee Robins

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Although the scope of basic studies in psychopharmacology and psychobiology has been expanding steadily for about 30 years, relatively few clinical psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychopharmacologists now choose to become researchers or teachers in these disciplines. Such training is crucial to the future vitality of both academic and private-practice psychiatry, and in view of increasing constraints on training funds, student researchers may well be an endangered species. With these concerns in mind, at its 1984 meeting, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s Education and Training Committee organized a symposium of investigators, administrators, and former trainees to explore aspects of effective clinical research training in psychobiology and psychopharmacology. Aspects discussed included mentoring, settings and content of training, depth versus breadth of curriculum, and the effect of a critical mass of colleagues at various stages of professional development. Following a brief overview, selected panelists addressed the issues from their individual perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of clinical psychopharmacology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Janowsky, D. S., Glick, I. D., Lash, L., Mitnick, L., Klein, D. F., Goodwin, F. K., Hanin, I., Nemeroff, C., & Robins, L. (1986). Psychobiology and psychopharmacology: Issues in clinical research training. Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 6(1), 1-7.