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
||The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has chosen the UMass Medical Department of Psychiatry to receive the Outstanding Organization of the Year Award during Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents' Day at the State House on April 14, 2015. This award is given in recognition of the department's commitment to conducting research through Deaf and Deaf-competent clinical researchers and through its work to address the significant behavioral health disparities experienced by Deaf people in Massachusetts and beyond. Read more about the Department of Psychiatry of UMass Medical School / UMass Memorial Health Care Deaf Behavioral Health Team here.
||Psychiatry residents and fellows with roots in Puerto Rico return to the island to raise awareness of mental health issues and the need to increase access to care for the territory’s residents. UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry's Auralyd Padilla, MD, PGY-5 Child Fellow, was among those who sought to encourage students to become interested in psychiatry. Read the story in Psychiatric News.
||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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