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About Us

Our Mission

The network will conduct research using psychiatrists from the San Antonio region as well as the lower Rio Grande Valley operating within their own practices, in their own communities, and on their own patient pools.

A Brief History of the Network

The South Texas Psychiatric Practice-Based Network (PBRN) was founded by Dr. Cervando Martinez in 2009. Since then, the network has grown into an organization of community clinicians who collaborate together with UT Health Researchers and it is now led by Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, MD. Dr. Robles-Ramamurthy is an Assistant Professor of Adult, Child and Forensic Psyciatry at UT Health San Antonio. This PBRN has a versatile membership of adult, child, and even forensic Psychiatrists. To our knowledge, this network is one of few, if not the only, local Psychiatric research networks in the United States. The network currently receives funding from the NIH.

Member Benefits

How can the STX-PSYCH-PBRN benefit you?

  • CME Credit for Member Activities
  • PBRN meets once a quarter virtually
  • If you are interested in joining but have more questions please email
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