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Chairman's Message

On behalf of our faculty, staff, students and trainees, I want to welcome you to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences webpage.  The department’s 10-year vision is to become an innovative global leader in discovery, training, and clinical care.  We encompass a broad array of deeply committed people, different professional expertise, varied clinical sites, comprehensive research endeavors, and multiple training experiences.  Our department has interdisciplinary programs that span the entirety of the human life cycle, from work with neonatal children to the care of geriatric patients.   We provide comprehensive psychiatric services for all of Emory Healthcare Systems, Inc., as well as our affiliate hospitals: Grady Healthcare and the Atlanta VA Medical Center.  We are one of the top federally funded departments of psychiatry in the country and have extensive research expertise across a wide spectrum of psychiatric inquiry.  We are internationally known for our research in stress neurobiology and the pathogenesis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.   A major strength of the department is our collaborative translational research with the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.  The department is able to provide a myriad of different types of training experiences for undergraduate students, medical students, pre- and postdoctoral graduate students, psychiatric residents and fellows in a variety of psychiatry subspecialties. Please continue your exploration of our wonderful department, its outstanding clinical services, and world class research and training opportunities.

Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD
Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD