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
Mark your calendars for the next Be Mentally Well lecture titled "Psychosis, Co-occurring Substance Use and Medical Conditions: Treatment Challenges and Strategies," Wednesday April 30th in Amphitheater 1 on the University Campus from 6:30-8:30pm. Community agencies will be exhibiting 5:30-6:30 in the registration area with great music provided by Jaques Ave 5, a band composed of Community Healthlink consumers. Click here for details...
UMass Medical School ‘lights it up blue’ for autism awareness
Parents, children, friends, community members, and professionals gathered to celebrate autism awareness and acceptance at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care’s Light it Up Blue observation of International Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Read more...
Just a smile might save a life
Dr. Stephanie Rodrigues, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UMass Medical School who researches the stigma around mental-health issues, spoke at the March 27 Mental Health Awareness Conference at the Colonial Hotel in Gardner, MA. Kevin Hines, keynote speaker, said people can save others from suicide just by smiling at them. Read the article in the Sentinel & Enterprise News.
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