Beyond research, the NCCR-Synapsy intends to contribute to the training of a new generation of psychiatrists, one with a strong background in neuroscience.
It is urgent today to train a new generation of psychiatrists who bring together clinical excellence and fundamental understanding of neuroscience. They can contribute to translational research programs aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of cognitive and mental diseases. This seldom type of profile is necessary to focus the neuroscientific needs on relevant clinical issues and to develop clinical research based on the most promising advances in neuroscience. Synapsy aims to train this new generation of psychiatrists, able to speak the language of psychiatry, patient-oriented, as well as the language of neuroscience oriented towards basic research.
To this end, several programs have been undertaken in close collaboration with the hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne, by setting up a formal program for clinician/scientist training. The program aims to motivate new vocations, and in particular to encourage the academic careers of young MD-PhDs.
List of clinician scientists who have a solid foundation in scientific processes as well as expertise in clinical psychiatry.
AURÉLIE BOCHET (Schaer’s lab)
ROMEO RESTELLINI (Conus’ lab)
DR. GILLES ALLENBACH (Do’s lab)
Interview, March 2017 (pdf) ►
DR. NELLE LAMBERT (Antonarakis-Dayer’s lab)
DR. SILVIA RIGUCCI (Do’s lab)
DR. PAUL KLAUSER (Do’s lab)
RESEARCH – Kim Do and Philippe Conus laboratory Psychiatric Neurosciences Centre – CNP/CHUV.
CLINIC – Ambulatory Unit “E. Minkowski” General Psychiatry Service – DP/CHUV.
Interview, December 2015 (pdf) ►
DR. STEFANIA SCHIAVONE (Aubry’s lab)
DR. ALBERTO FORTE (Do’s lab)
DR. TARIK DAHOUN (Eliez’s lab)
DR. CAMILLE NEMITZ-PIGUET (Aubry’s lab)
DR. LUIS ALAMEDA (Do’s lab)
DR. ELISA SCARIATI (Eliez’s lab)
DR. MARIE SCHAER (Eliez’s lab)
RESEARCH – Autism and cerebral development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Geneva Medical School.
CLINIC – Autism program, Office Medico-Pédagogique, Geneva.
Interview, March 2011 (pdf) ►
DR. PHILIPP BAUMANN (Do’s lab)
RESEARCH – Cerebral imaging of psychosis, Center of Psychiatric Neurosciences, CHUV.
CLINIC – Early psychosis program, Department of General Psychiatry, CHUV.
Interview, December 2011 (pdf) ►