Leadership transition in child psychiatry

Department news | January 31, 2024

After serving as Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Chief of Psychiatry at Seattle Children's for five years, Larry Wissow, MD, MPH, will be stepping down at the end of this academic year.


Department EDI Council update

Department news | January 31, 2024

The EDI Council formed an EDI Action Plan subcommittee that will work on creating actionable goals with an initial emphasis on earning trust through leadership accountability and follow through on reported incidents of bias.


Garvey Institute Third Annual Meeting

Department news | January 31, 2024

The Garvey Institute annual meeting provided an overview of the Garvey Institute’s work over the past four years in two broad categories: inspiring and supporting the next generation of scientists and health care professionals to work together on improving mental health, and developing better solutions for tomorrow.


Welcome to our new Fellows

Department news | January 31, 2024

The new class of incoming fellows will bring a plethora of educational, clinical and life experiences to our community and we are excited about getting to know them and to welcome them this summer.


Garvey Institute Center for Neuromodulation to open April, 2024

Department news | January 31, 2024

The new Garvey Institute Center for Neuromodulation will dramatically improve our ability to improve access to treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and other novel therapeutics in one convenient location.



Alex Whitebirch receives WRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department news | January 31, 2024

Alex Whitebirch, PhD, received a Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the role of prefrontal cortex neurons in fentanyl addiction and relapse using fiber photometry and chemogenetic approaches. Dr. Whitebirch completed a doctorate in neurobiology and behavior at Columbia University and is currently working with Susan Ferguson, PhD. Learn more