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 genome of earliest animal with “elementary brain”
University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) researchers, University of Florida (UF) researchers, and their collaborators sequenced the genome of, probably, the earliest animal with a complex nervous system. Read the story.
||A new program and partnership has started between the Hector Reyes House and Quinsigamond Community College. Recently the Hector Reyes House purchased a property through various grants which will provide catering services to Worcester, but most importantly, will provide job training skills to men suffering from addiction. They will have an opportunity to continue working at the café or to get another job with a local restaurant once they complete the program. Read the story in WorcesterMag.
||SPARC new name for mental health services research unit - 'evolutionary changes in the field of mental health'
The UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry has announced that Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center, or SPARC, is the new name for what was previously called the Center for Mental Health Services Research. Read the story in the June 16 UMassMedNow.
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