Welcome to the Schizophrenia Treatment and Research Laboratory
The URMC Department of Psychiatry has a long and distinguished history of innovation and research related to treatment of people with schizophrenia and related disorders. Early landmarks include development of one of the nation’s first public-academic liaisons under founding chair Dr. John Romano, groundbreaking family research under Dr. Lyman Wynne, and the innovative Monroe-Livingston Demonstration Project under Dr. Haroutun Babigian.
Strong Ties Community Support Program was developed during 1990’s under chair Dr. Eric D. Caine as a springboard for study and treatment of adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Under leadership of Drs. Marvin Herz and J. Steven Lamberti, Strong Ties became the primary site for studies examining novel psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatment strategies.
As part of the national Schizophrenia Trials Network during the early 2000’s, Dr. Lamberti and his colleagues initiated several important clinical trials, including the NIMH CATIE, ACLAIMS, CAMP and e-CAESAR studies. Recent research efforts have featured both national and international collaborations with a common purpose; to improve the lives of people with schizophrenia and their families through generation and dissemination of new knowledge.