Residents at IUPDP
Meet the Resident at IUPDP!
Dr. Michael Francis
"Over the last two years I have been allowed the unique opportunity to work with the Indiana University Psychotic Disorders Program (IUPDP). By participating as a sub-investigator in several industry-sponsored as well as investigator-initiated multi-center clinical trials, I have gained extensive experience in the field of psychiatric clinical research and have helped our program contribute to the development of novel treatments for psychotic disorders.
This has provided me with a deeper understanding of the literature in the field of psychotic disorders and a solid working knowledge of clinical research methodology. I have been able to see first hand the interaction between research and clinical medicine, and this has fostered a strong appreciation for the impact that unique and novel investigational research can have on every day clinical practice. Most importantly, it has shown the benefit that clinical research can provide our patients and has shaped my view of the practice of medicine.
I have been extremely fortunate to work alongside clinicians who are formidable researchers and leaders in the field of academic psychiatry. Additionaly, I have had the pleasure to work with a skilled and responsive research staff. My experience with the IUPDP has allowed me to work closely with academic mentors who have been instrumental in inspiring me to pursue a career in clinical psychiatric research."
-Dr. Michael Francis