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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Research Training


We have three programs for undergraduates that allow for opportunities in research training at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado! If you are interested in learning more about these programs, please click on their appropriate links below.


SET Program (Hosted by the Schizophrenia Research Group)

The Summer Education and Training Program (SET) program offers opportunities for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring careers in psychiatric medical research. The focus of the Schizophrenia Research Group is on understanding schizophrenia and other serious mental illness from a variety of perspectives. Show me more about the SET Program.


STARS Program (Hosted by the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group)

Scholarly Trainees Acquiring Research Skills (STARS) Program offers opportunities for community college students who are interested in exploring careers in medical research related to child psychology, child psychiatry, and developmental neuroscience. This summer experience is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and hosted by the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. The focus of the 16 participating research faculty is on understanding the relationship between development and mental illness using a variety of perspectives. Show me more about the STARS Program.


PREP Program (Hosted by the Children's Hospital Colorado)

The Psychiatry Research Education Practicum (PREP) Program offers opportunities for undergraduate juniors and seniors who are interested in research as well as the profession of child and adolescent psychiatry to participate in research activities prior to their advancing to graduate school. The goals of this program are to:

    • Provide students from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in the mental health profession with meaningful clinical and/or translational research experience in the field of psychiatry. We hope that students can learn first-hand about the substance, the spirit, and the methodology of current scientific research in the field and to encourage them in their pursuit of advanced education.
    • Expose practicum students to the clinical programs at Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry including the Inpatient Unit, Eating Disorders Unit, Neuropsychiatric Special Care program, Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy program, and Intensive Outpatient Services.
    • Advance faculty's clinical and translational research endeavors.

 Show me more about the PREP Program.