Psychiatry Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experience (PURPLE)

Psychiatry Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experience (PURPLE)

Psychiatry Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experience (PURPLE)

The Psychiatric Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experience (PURPLE) is an internship opportunity for individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree or have recently graduated with their Bachelors degree. Pediatric Mental Health Institute is designed to introduce young people to the field of pediatric mental health by encouraging participation in supervised research activities. Student interns for this 12-week program are selected on a competitive basis. Ours is the only program at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus that provides: 1) clinical research mentorship, 2) to undergraduate students and 3) with a focus on pediatric mental health.

During the program, applicants will have the opportunity to learn about the CU Department of Psychiatry’s research mission: to promote brain health for all, for life. Each intern is paired with a faculty mentor to develop a research project, conduct clinical observations, and to discuss career options. Workshops on basic scientific research skills and professional development are also offered.  Besides building a pipeline for future mental health professionals, the program also allows faculty mentors to further develop their mentoring skills and to provide an opportunity to share their expertise and knowledge.

Diverse cohorts immerse in pediatric psychiatry as part of PURPLE

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Emmaly Perks, MA, CCRP

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Emmaly Perks

PURPLE Director


13001 E. 17th Place

MS F546

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-4067

Email: PURPLE@ucdenver.edu

Yunliang (Lily) Luo, BS

Luo,Lily (058) 2019
PURPLE Coordinator

Email: PURPLE@ucdenver.edu