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.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Psychiatry Department has partnered with CONNECT, a community mental health advocacy group, who is hosting several community educational events throughout the month of May.
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Dr. Jason Hunziker, Division Chief of Adult Psychiatry and Inpatient Medical Director at University Neuropsychiatric Institute, addresses the symptoms and treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).... Read More
Dr. Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Psychiatry faculty member and Director of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the University of Utah's Diagnostic Neuroimaging Laboratory, is the U's lead researcher in national study exploring neural changes in the teen brain put it at risk for addiction, depression and risky behaviors.... Read More
Three new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Catherine Bledowski, MD, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical). Jozef Bledowski, MD, as an Associate Professor (Clinical). And Javier Ballester Gonzalez, MD, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical). ... Read More
Dr. Doug Gray, faculty member of the University of Utah Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and a Utah pioneer in suicide prevention, contributes to a three-part news series addressing suicide prevention, crisis and recovery during KSL's 2017 "Reasons to Hope" Suicide Prevention Week ... Read More
Three new faculty join the Department of Psychiatry. Troy Hoff, DO, PhD, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical). Steve Sugden, MD, MPH, as am Assistant Professor (Clinical). And Kristen Pagel, MD, MPH, as an Assistant Professor (Clinical)... Read More
Almost every teen now has an account on at least one social media platform. They use it to reach out to friends, to share experiences, and to tell the world about themselves. However, they also may be making themselves vulnerable.
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Organizing around patient needs isn't easy. It involves changing traditional reporting relationships and patterns of care delivery. Over nearly 20 years, UNI’s HOME Program has refined how the team works together to deliver better care for some of our most vulnerable patients. Now the nation is learning from these frontline leaders.... Read More