Our Pathbreaking Work and Tradition of Service
With 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
Chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry
Latest Psychiatry Department News
||31st Annual Public Sector Psychiatry Conference
Registration is now open for the 31st Annual Public Sector Psychiatry Conference, "Families' Roles in Mental Illness: Responses & Resilience in Rehabilitation & Recovery", to be held Wednesday, June 17, at the UMass Medical School University Campus. Find more information here.
||Faculty Scholar Award Winner
The recipient of the May 2015 UMMS Faculty Scholar Award, Dr. Wendy Marsh, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Bipolar Disorders Specialty Clinic was recently selected from a pool of competitive applications. The goal of the award is to assist faculty by providing funds to continue research and scholarly efforts while managing a finite period of increased family care responsibilities. Read more.
||New mothers getting help for postpartum depression through new state program led by UMMS
A new, state-funded program led by UMass Medical School is helping new mothers suffering from post-partum depression get the help they need, according to a WCVB-TV report. Read the article in UMassMed Now.
||Food for Thought Seminar
Join us for an introductory workshop sponsored by the UMass Department of Psychiatry and the Food Addiction Institute. A seminar, for people who think they may be addicted to food, to explore the complicated role food plays in our lives. Come to learn if your food issues could be helped with this treatment approach. More information here...
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