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
|8th Annual Central MA Regional Brain Bee, February 1, 2014|
A View into Young Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities: The Mission and Work of the Transitions RTC
Brought to you by the young adult Project Assistants at the RTC, this video profiles the mission and activities of the Transitions Research and Training Center and provides an engaging overview of the challenges faced by young adults with psychiatric disabilities and the critical issues surrounding their movement into adult roles as students and workers. Watch the video...
Winter Ball fundraiser spotlights CANDO Clinic
UMass Medical School’s Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) Clinic got a big boost at the 2013 Winter Ball on Friday, Dec. 6. The centerpiece of the annual fundraising event sponsored by the UMass Medicine Development Office is the Fund-A-Need auction. This year, the CANDO Clinic, which provides access to comprehensive clinical services for children with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders, was the beneficiary. Read more...
Addressing and Assessing the Mental Health of Youthful Offenders
Healthy Bodies, Health Minds, a local cable access TV program in Worcester, Massachusetts, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Host Paul Richard welcomes Dr. Gina Vincent, Co-Director of NYSAP, and Steven McKeown, First Assistant Chief Probation Officer of the Worcester County Juvenile Court, to discuss addressing and assessing the mental health of youthful offenders. Watch the video...
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