A letter from the Chair
I am delighted to share our 2018 annual newsletter with you. I hope you will enjoy reading the selected highlights in the pages that follow; they represent just a portion of the broad array of activities of the department.
One of the themes running through several stories is “interprofessional collaboration.” While much of that collaboration occurs naturally in the team work of our psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers within the department, important collaborations with our colleagues in Michigan Medicine Primary Care and the U-M College of Pharmacy are also described in the pages that follow. In addition, we are pleased to provide an update of our Consultation-Liaison Fellowship program with its rich history of interprofessional collaboration both in the hospital, and increasingly in outpatient settings.
We have had a busy and successful year recruiting new faculty; you will meet two new recruits in our faculty profiles, as well as two of our trainees. I hope all of the profiles give some sense of the richness and diverse interests in our departmental community.
In addition to highlighting an outstanding array of new research grants, honors and awards, we also have an expanded alumni section with a “where are they now?” update of residency graduates who are chairs of departments of psychiatry across the country. We are proud of the accomplishments of our colleagues following foundational experiences in the department.
So much great work ongoing and so much more to do! The fruits of collaboration depend on the support and partnership from alumni and friends like you. We are forever grateful for your interest and for your support.
I welcome your feedback and invite you to stay connected as we strive to ever 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.