A letter from the Chair
I am pleased to share our 2017 annual newsletter with you. It has been a busy year as the pace of change in the department mirrors the changes going on across Michigan Medicine. I hope you will enjoy reading through the selected highlights in the pages that follow.
Our strategic planning is an ongoing activity; this year we focused on facilitating ways to better link our clinical and research missions. One example of that work is our newly established BioBank, catalyzed with support from our Depression Center. We are also proud to be a key site for a major, 10-year study to understand child and adolescent brain development.
In 2016, we established our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Committee. This year, the work of that committee took off with great engagement from faculty and staff. The DE&I Committee’s deliberate approach to this important initiative will help guide our efforts year after year as we seek to enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion which we know to be associated with the most effective and impactful work across our missions.
Each year, we enjoy sharing updates from a selection of our many top-notch training programs and invite you to meet some of our current trainees. While we expand our global outreach work, we provide an update on one program that has been active for years, making a difference in the lives of youth and their families in Uganda. We are also proud to introduce you to one of our new faculty recruits and update you on the work of one of our senior faculty members. We also profile Dinah Ross who retired earlier this year after nearly 50 years of service.
You will find other highlights of our research, clinical and training activities throughout the newsletter. The pace of our activities never slows! So much of this work is accomplished through key collaborations both within and outside of the department, and with other institutions. Support from alumni and friends like you represents the other critical collaboration that accelerates our progress. We are continually grateful for your interest and for your support.
Please stay connected as we strive to advance our work and enhance the impact of Michigan Psychiatry.
Gregory W. Dalack, M.D.
You can see past versions of our annual newsletter below.