Today, University of Utah Health and the Huntsman Foundation celebrate the dedication of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), the next step in the evolution of University of Utah becoming a premier institution for mental health research and training while continuing its tradition of exceptional mental health care. ... Read MorePsychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) and 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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Mark H. Rapaport, MD, a nationally recognized clinician and researcher known for his interdisciplinary approach to mental health treatment and care is the inaugural CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine. He shares his hopes for the institute, dedicated on January 14, 2021.... Read MorePsychiatry
We all faced challenges in 2020 that were significant and widespread, and virtually everyone’s mental health has been affected in some way. With good news on the way in the form of the vaccine, we can hopefully find healing and progress in 2021, even as we continue to face external challenges.... Read MorePsychiatry
A new study, led by University of Utah Health scientists, suggests more than half of doctors, nurses and emergency responders involved COVID-19 care could be at risk for one or more mental health problems ... Read MorePsychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry was well represented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropharmacology (ACNP).... Read MorePsychiatry
Rachel Weir, MD, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, publishes article aimed at informing non-psychiatric physicians on the health impacts of experiencing childhood adversity.... Read MorePsychiatry
In a new analysis, researchers at University of Utah Health’s Huntsman Mental Health Institute have detected more than 20 genes that could have a role in death by suicide.... Read MorePsychiatry
University of Utah Health Names CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute and New Chair of the Department of Psychiatry
Mark H. Rapaport, M.D., a nationally recognized clinician and researcher known for his interdisciplinary approach to mental health treatment and care, has been named CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine.... Read MorePsychiatry
Dr. Mehmet Oz , Troy Christian Andersen, an associate professor at the University of Utah; Bruce W. Lee, owner of ComForCare of Northern Utah; and Anne Asman, director of advancement and outreach for the University of Utah's Department of Psychiatry, spoke about raising dementia awareness at the Utah stop of the Educating America Tour a virtual conference organized by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.... Read MorePsychiatry