An ‘investment in sustainable solutions’

The UW Daily | March 2, 2023

Starting in 2023, four advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) fellows will be trained in psychiatry at the UW Medical Center. The training will include inpatient, outpatient, telehealth consultation, integrated psychiatric care, and rotations at primary care clinics.

Staff Scholarship Awards

Department news | February 28, 2023

Congratulations to the recipients of our latest round of Staff Scholarship Awards! Funded by department and philanthropic funds, these awards support professional development of classified and professional staff who work in our department. Awards are given twice per year. Awardees for this round include:  Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law, team award, to […]

NIMH funds new UW Suicide Care Research Center

Department news | February 28, 2023

We are at a crucial point in the development of care for adolescents and young adults who struggle with thoughts of suicide. When adolescents and young adults disclose thoughts of suicide to their primary care providers, they are often not prepared to help them with treatment in the clinic. Patients and families are usually referred […]

Indigenous Evaluation Toolkit

Department news | February 28, 2023

As Indigenous communities continue to shape programming to reflect their own stories, ways of knowing, and cultural perspectives, there is a growing need for frameworks that support the infusion of this knowledge into the evaluation of their programs focused on substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support. Seven Directions, a departmental program directed by Myra […]

Policy, opioids and overdose

Department news | February 28, 2023

Marco Pravetoni, PhD, recently traveled to DC to represent the potential we have to make a difference in one of the most compelling human crises our country is facing — opioid use disorder and related overdoses.  Dr. Pravetoni presented his research on vaccines and mAbs to treat/prevent overdose at a Congress briefing attended by the […]

Inflammation is culprit behind long COVID, study suggests

UW Medicine newsroom | February 24, 2023

William Banks, MD, Shelly Erickson, PhD, and a team of researchers with the UW School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and Oregon Health & Science University have shed light on the likely culprit of symptoms like foggy brain and vanishing memory: inflammation.