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History & Overview
The Department of Psychiatry is one of the original departments in the University of Arizona College of Medicine, which was founded in 1967. The Department is known for its focus on community-based mental health and its multidisciplinary approach to the medical/psychiatry interface. We deliver direct patient care at three inpatient sites: The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus with an eight bed inpatient psychiatric unit; The University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus with a 64 bed inpatient unit; and the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Hospital. Additionally, outpatient services are offered in clinics at all three hospitals and in community clinics.
The Department sponsors two separate, fully accredited residency programs, each with distinct goals and missions. Additionally, there is a Fellowship program in Pediatric/Adolescent Psychiatry and a Psychology Internship program with Neuro/Psychology Interns.
Our strong research studies in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences provide a clinical and investigative program focused on improving treatments for and understanding the biology of mood and anxiety disorders, studies of risk factors for depression, and investigation of emotional and social influences on cancer and heart disease. Additional research focuses on geriatric psychosis, memory loss, and Alzheimer's Disease, first episode psychosis, forensic psychiatry, and the medical/psychiatric interface. In addition to the scientific research produced, the program provides ongoing community education and public outreach to providers, families, and those with mental illnesses.
The Department of Psychiatry is comprised of more than 45 full-time faculty, plus nine faculty affiliates at the Veteran's Administration and approximately 30 community associate faculty.