Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of University of Utah Health. Every day we dedicate ourselves to academic excellence, relevant collaborative research, and compassionate behavioral and mental health care.

We are teachers, researchers, and clinicians. We train future psychiatrists, explore new ideas, map genomes, develop innovative therapies, create new drugs, study spectacular brain images, and pioneer new treatments all with the goal of advancing mental health care to give our patients healthier minds and better lives.

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$150 Million Commitment from Huntsman Family Will Establish Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah
research
Nov 04, 2019

$150 Million Commitment from Huntsman Family Will Establish Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah

University Neuropsychiatric Institute, , research news, philanthropy, mental health

Historic gift will establish the Huntsman Mental Health Institute with an initial focus on advancing knowledge and relieving suffering through research-informed treatment of mental illness with a strong focus on improving mental health services for college-age adults, increasing access to mental health services in rural communities across Utah and identifying the genetic underpinnings of mental illness.... Read More

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What are Utah leaders doing to prevent youth suicides?
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Jul 08, 2019

What are Utah leaders doing to prevent youth suicides?

psychiatry, suicide

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, joined UofU Health suicide prevention experts at a news conference on Monday, July 8, 2019, to discuss the need for funding suicide crisis prevention and the local efforts made so far to raise awareness. Experts included Department of Psychiatry professor, Doug Gray, and Ross VanVraken, Executive Director of the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). ... Read More

Psychiatry
Faculty Neuropsychologist Uses Art to Give Different Perception of Resilience
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May 18, 2019

Faculty Neuropsychologist Uses Art to Give Different Perception of Resilience

psychiatry, neuropsychology, resilience, mental health awareness month

Dr. Scott Langenecker, a clinical neuropsychologist and professor of psychiatry, discusses ways people can strengthen their resilience during a free presentation titled “Images of Resilience,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Park City Library’s Community Room. The event that honors Mental Health Awareness Month is sponsored by CONNECT Summit County.... Read More

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James C. Ashworth, MD

Department Interim Chair
Vice Chair, Clinical Services
Medical Director, University Neuropsychiatric Institute

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