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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

We welcome you to the web site for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. We have three key missions that we describe in this web site:

Our primary role is the education of doctors. To that end, we provide education in many different ways for medical students and other students of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Our department also sponsors several post graduate medical education programs. We offer specialty training in General Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Combined Medicine and Psychiatry, and Addictions Psychiatry. In addition, we sponsor Pre and Post-doctoral training in Psychology. Further, in collaboration with KU Medical Center Continuing Education, we sponsor programs in continuing medical education.

Our second priority is to try to advance knowledge in areas related to the brain and behavior. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the next generation of Americans by trying to understand more about what causes disturbances in behavior and how to best manage these problems.

Our third key priority is clinical patient service for those who seek our help. Our clinical programs span the areas of general adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic evaluations, psychosomatic medicine, pain management, and opiate addictions. We partner with the University of Kansas Hospital for inpatient services, and Marillac Psychiatric Hospital for inpatient children's services, where our commitment to high quality, efficient patient care means we deliver treatment with an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, experienced psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists, and other professionals as determined by patient need. By virtue of being part of the University of Kansas Medical Center, we have a wide range of medical specialists and sub-specialists available to help us care for our patients.

Best wishes,

William F. Gabrielli, Jr., MD, PhD
Department Chair

Last modified: Jul 20, 2021