Our Pathbreaking Work and Tradition of Service

D. Ziedonis, MD, MPHWith our clinical work, education programs and world-class research on the nature and causes of mental illness – from addiction and schizophrenia to autism spectrum disorders – the UMass Department of Psychiatry is helping individuals and families transform their lives. We are proud of our accomplishments and pleased to be a part of the nationally ranked University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care system.

  • The department's "bench to bedside" and "bedside to community" research focuses on treatment and prevention.
  • Our training programs and approach to mentoring promote excellence in teaching for future mental health care practitioners.
  • Our products and services reach across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and, now, are found in numerous sites internationally.
  • Our more than 300 faculty and 2,000 staff members work in many settings within the Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, the public sector, and the community at large.

Douglas M. Ziedonis MD, MPH
Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Medical Center
President, UMass Memorial Behavioral Health Services
Professor, Graduate School of Nursing & Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Latest Psychiatry Department News

Amber Thompson MD Psychiatry resident Amber Thompson receives American College of Psychiatrists PRITE fellowship
Amber Thompson, MD, a second-year general psychiatry resident, has been selected by the American College of Psychiatrists as one of four fellows to serve on its Psychiatry Resident In-Training Examination (PRITE) Editorial Board. Dr. Thompson is the first UMass Medical School resident to be selected for the ACP fellowship. Read the story in the February 1 UMassMed Now.
16 Things You Need to Know About Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy
Here's what every woman of baby-making age needs to know about taking antidepressants during pregnancy, according to existing data and Nancy Byatt, DO, a physician and associate professor of psychiatry, obstetrics, and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Read the article in the November 16 Cosmopolitan.
UMMS raises flags for National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week
On Wednesday, September 7th, four hundred flags representing the more than 40,000 deaths from suicide annually in the United States were raised at UMass Medical School. Read the story in the September 8 UMassMed Now.

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