Department of Psychiatry

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The Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University is unlike any other in the country.


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MSU Event - Culture of Gentleness Conference

Thu, July 16, 2015, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kellogg Center
The principles involved in a Culture of Gentleness are simple and yet, life-changing. They are applicable across all disciplines and for use in our everyday lives. This conference is dedicated to individuals who are in a position to influence, support, or train caregivers or family members who struggle with supporting those they serve. The conference will feature heartwarming testimonials and a wide variety of inspiring and educational presentations from experts in the field. Topics will include restraint and seclusion, organizational change, quality improvement, grief and loss, National Core Indicators (NCI), supporting families, supporting individuals with autism, and training strategies and tools, to name a few.

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August Grand Rounds

Thu, August 13, 2015, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Patenge Room
Special Edition: Senior Research Presentations by PGY-4 General Adult Residents Jamie Arnold, DO, Ruth Baer, DO, Junko Yasuda-Free, DO


Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University

Looking for something different? The Department of Psychiatry is the only academic psychiatry department in the nation that is part of two medical schools, DO and MD. We have approximately 530 students doing third-year psychiatry rotations, the largest such clerkship in the USA. We have research programs located in Africa dealing with chronic diseases like HIV and malaria. Please peruse our website and see who we are and what we do.

Watch an introduction by our Chairperson, Dr. Jed Magen


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Farha Abbasi: The Journey Has Begun

Farha Abbasi: The Journey Has Begun

MSU 360 Perspective - Voices and Viewpoints. Dr. Farha Abbasi is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and specializes in mental health issues among Muslims. She has been coordinating the Muslim Mental Health Conference, the only event of its kind in the nation, for the past seven years.

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Michael Boivin, Professor

Michael Boivin: Why I do what I do

Michael Boivin, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and of Neurology and Ophthalmology, has spent more than two decades – including two years on Fulbright research fellowships – helping children in Africa affected by HIV, malaria and other diseases. He recently co-edited "Neuropsychology of Children in Africa."

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