Giving

Your Support Makes a Difference

Courtney Metzger

Thank you for your interest in partnering with us to carry out the work of the U-M Department of Psychiatry! Your generosity will support the wide range of clinical, research, and educational opportunities available within the department that are transforming lives every day.

The U-M Department of Psychiatry has a number of ongoing initiatives that rely on supporters like you to have a vital impact. For more information on these initiatives and other ways of supporting the Department of Psychiatry, contact Courtney Metzger, Assistant Director of Development for Mental Health Programs, at coucarr@umich.edu or (734) 763-1409.

Departmental Giving Opportunities

Chair’s Discovery Fund

Great ideas sometimes languish for lack of even modest funding support. The Chair’s Discovery Fund is a resource for the chair to help innovative ideas get off the ground. This support will allow faculty scientists to collect enough data to demonstrate the promise and potential of their work as a basis to seek larger levels of funding through foundations and federal grant mechanisms.

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Psychiatry Education and Outreach Fund

Help fund educational programming for patients and their families, community members, students, educators, healthcare providers and others touched by mental illness and addiction disorders.

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Geriatric Psychiatry Gift Fund

Our mission is to transform aging through innovative multidisciplinary mental health and dementia education, advocacy, clinical care and research to maximize the quality of life for patients, families and their communities.  Contributions to this fund will help support this mission by supporting pilot projects, education and training in new approaches, and community outreach.

General Fund  |  Trainee Travel Fund

Early Psychosis Innovation Fund

Gifts to the Early Psychosis Innovation Fund will be used to support innovative approaches to advance the mission and vision of the Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP) Early Psychosis Clinic.

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Sleep and Circadian Research Discovery Fund

To fund novel sleep and circadian research

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Youth Support Team for Suicide Prevention

The YST program allows teens to choose their own care team (a coach, teacher, relative, neighbor, etc.) to help keep them mentally well. Your gift will enable us to learn more about how this intervention is helping suicidal teens and saving lives.

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Trauma and Grief Clinic Gift Fund

Gifts to the Trauma and Grief Clinic enable us to innovate around care, services and community outreach to children, adolescents and families who have significant histories of trauma or are facing trauma or bereavement. Our goal is to promote understanding and healing and to provide this population with care that is individually tailored to their developmental, cultural and other needs.

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The Kenneth Chamberlain Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund, established to honor Dr. Kenneth Chamberlain, a beloved mentor and teacher to many who trained in our department, was created to ensure that top University of Michigan students need never be deterred by financial considerations from pursuing a psychiatry residency at Michigan. We aim to increase private support to offset the loan burden for fourth year U-M Med School students who match with our program, and at the same time, provide our department with an advantage in recruiting the best and brightest graduates from our Medical School.

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Zero to Thrive Gift Fund

Zero to Thrive leverages experts across the University of Michigan and the state to promote positive health in the first 1000 days of life. Programming includes parenting interventions that strengthen families facing adversity to improve parent and child mental health.

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Anxiety Programs Gift Fund

George Curtis founded our Anxiety Disorders Clinic in 1978, making it the oldest Anxiety Clinic in America. This fund is used by the clinic director to help keep the University of Michigan Anxiety Disorders Program on the national forefront, in effectively treating those people tormented by crippling anxiety, and in advancing our scientific understanding of how the brain generates anxiety, how anxiety can become disabling, and how we can ameliorate its sometimes devastating impact. This fund is critical to helping us to launch new projects with seed money, providing critical sustenance to exciting projects that are in need of additional funding to bring to completion and full fruition, supporting important publications, and helping to educate the next generation of anxiety scientists.

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Addiction Center Giving Opportunities

University of Michigan Addiction Innovation Fund

Gifts to the University of Michigan Addiction Center Innovation fund will be used for innovative approaches and activities that help to prevent, treat, and support recovery from addiction. Together, we can create a better future.

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University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services Fund

U-M Addiction Treatment Services delivers state-of-the-art treatment to promote recovery from addictions. This fund supports education and training of providers in novel state-of-the-art treatment approaches.

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Patrick Gibbons Memorial Fund

The Patrick Gibbons Memorial Fund honors the memory of Dr. Gibbons, a passionate clinician who touched many lives in the pursuit of recovery from addiction. This fund provides addiction education for those in pursuit of recovery and fosters patient, family and community outreach efforts.

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