A letter from the Chair
Greetings, It gives me great pleasure to share our 2019 annual newsletter with you. Each year, I look forward to the opportunity to highlight just a few of the many things that our outstanding faculty, staff and trainees are working on. I hope you will enjoy reading the selected highlights in the pages that follow.
This year, you will see examples of eff orts to integrate exciting advances in psychiatric research into our clinical delivery systems. There might be no area more important in this work than suicide risk assessment and prevention. We are also fortunate to have faculty helping us integrate into the larger University of Michigan Precision Health Initiative.
Our state of the art Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory has a wonderfully productive and active team studying many aspects of sleep and circadian rhythm in diverse populations, all in order to understand how these can impact illness, treatment response and recovery.
As always, we want to introduce you to some new faces among our faculty and trainees. We are so proud of the many who have joined our team. Among our training programs, we highlight the Child and Adolescent Fellowship this year. In addition to their stellar clinical work, they are embracing opportunities for scholarship and quality improvement that are having an impact locally, regionally and nationally.
As our research portfolio grows, we recognize the positive impact of the internal grants review process that we put in place two years ago, and share some highlights about that initiative.
There are also a few surprises in store, including the newest addition to the Nyman Family Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness.
Your interest and partnership in all this work helps sustain us day in and day out. We are so grateful for your support.
I welcome your feedback and invite you to 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.