Search Close Search
Search Close Search
Page Menu

FY12 Annual Report

FY12 Annual Report Cover

We are grateful to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health for its continued support of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) DMH Research Center of Excellence, the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR). We continue to leverage the DMH investment into innovative, recovery-oriented, state-of-the-art psychosocial and systems research that informs and advises individuals with lived experience and their families, providers, administrators and policy-makers navigating the behavioral health landscape in the Commonwealth and beyond. Highlights of Fiscal Year 2012 include an increase in the number of research grants and contracts awarded and launching new initiatives including a strategic planning process to guide our growth and trajectory over the coming years. DMH and UMMS Psychiatry leadership partnered with CMHSR faculty to sharpen our focus on research priorities that support the DMH mission to provide the best possible patient-centered, recovery-oriented care to those it serves.

Under the leadership of our Director, Dr. Carl Fulwiler, his Executive Team, and the guidance of the Chair, Dr. Doug Ziedonis, and Vice Chair, Dr. David Smelson, of Psychiatry the Center embarked on new partnerships within and outside of UMMS, sought to enhance and diversify our funding base, and revisited the core vision, mission and values of the Center. We have received research and training dollars from new federal funders, developed new partnerships resulting in grant submissions and awards, and have begun to create capacity in new arenas of psychosocial and systems research, most significantly recovery supports and trauma-informed care. 

View in our eLibrary