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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2014 Parellel Conference in Turkey

Wed, October 22, 2014 - Fri, October 24, 2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Taxim Hill Hotel, Siraselviler Cad No 5 Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 80090, Turkey
3rd Annual International Conference on "Transgenerational Trauma: Communal Wounds and Victim Identities" - Sponsored by MSU Dept of Psychiatry

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October Grand Rounds

Fri, October 31, 2014, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
C102 East Fee Hall (Patenge Room)
DSM-5 Bereavement Exclusion Debate - Jerome C. Wakefield, PhD, DSW, Silver School of Social Work, New York University

Save the Date - 7th Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference

Thu, March 26, 2015 - Sun, March 29, 2015, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Dearborn Inn-A Marriott Hotel, 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, Michigan
Faith and Healing: Moving from Trauma to Empowerment. Watch our website for additional conference and registration information.


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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The Joy Initiative

The Joy Initiative

The Joy Initiative - Just What the Doctor Ordered

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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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