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Mission Statement

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) is an internationally renowned research center, which is dedicated to providing treatment to patients with schizophrenia and related disorders, educating professionals and consumers about schizophrenia, and conducting basic and translational research into the manifestations, causes, and treatment of schizophrenia.

The MPRC is a University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Organized Research Center, which resides in UMSOM Department of Psychiatry and operates as a joint program between UMSOM and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The MPRC is the home of the NIMH-sponsored Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research.

The MPRC is located in Catonsville, Maryland, just south of Baltimore.

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MPRC Director, Dr. Robert W. Buchanan, provides an overview of the center.

Deanna L. Kelly wins the 2017 Maltz Prize for Innovative & Promising Research from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation


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