Education and the MSI

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The Mental Sciences Initiatives supports the teaching mission of the university in the behavioral sciences for medical students in TCOM, graduate students in Clinical Health Psychology from UNT, and post-graduate residents at JPS Health Network. MSI faculty affiliates teach biostatistics for clinical researchers, introduction to clinical research methods, and applied health psychology topics. Education initiatives include topics in pain and depression, anatomical foundations of manual medicine, evidence-based musculoskeletal care, and therapeutic touch.

Medical Students

Through a grant from the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the MSI partners with the Osteopathic Research Center to provide research education in the medical school. The curriculum uses a tiered competency modelto teach Tier I competencies to second year students. This focuses on developing students' skills in being proficient professional consumers of biomedical research literature and EBM information. Advanced research education is also available through this grant and an award from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation for a focus on manual medicine and other CAM modalities.


Psychiatry residents in the JPS Health Network Department of Psychiatry receive research training as part of their didactic program.


The MSI team cooperates with faculty in basic sciences, behavioral sciences, and other health professions to teach and mentor students from a variety of programs including the McNair Scholars Program, the STAR Fellowship, and practicum and elective rotations.

Educational Files

Biomedical research competencies for osteopathic medical students-publication in Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care

Manual Medicine Research Manual

Presentation to Annual American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Conference

R25 Grant Application

Education Links


JPS Health Network Psychiatry Residency

McNair Scholars Program

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation

Osteopathic Research Center

STAR Fellowship

UNT Clinical Health Psychology

This page last updated 01st May 2013