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Neuroimaging Research Program (NRP)

The Neuroimaging Research Program (NRP) is one of the clinical programs at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. One of our primary missions is to use cutting-edge multimodal imaging in conjunction with pharmacology, genetics, neurophysiology and behavioral techniques to find the cause of and better treatment for severe mental illnesses.

Our faculty maintain a strong technical expertise in a wide range of imaging techniques in fMRI, spectroscopy, DTI, and a number of other MR imaging methods. We emphasize applications of imaging techniques in genetic imaging, pharmacological imaging, functional, structural and network imaging modeling.

The NRP is in charge of operating the University of Maryland Center for Brain Imaging Research, which is a designated imaging research facility in our campuses. We facilitate the broad clinical and translational neuroscience effort on imaging research.

The NRP also serves as a resource for other research programs within the MPRC and other collaborators inside and outside the University of Maryland conducting imaging research.

Additionally, the NRP operates the First Episode Clinic (FEC), where intensive services are offered to people who have recently begun to experience psychotic symptoms.