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Chair's Welcome

C. Neill Epperson, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry

On behalf of the faculty, I welcome you to the Department of Psychiatry. We are dedicated to the care of patients at our teaching hospitals and clinics from birth through aging. 





Vision & Mission Statement

      The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus shares the mission of the School of Medicine: to provide excellence in Education, Research, Clinical Care, and Community Service.

      Through our educational programs, medical students, graduate students, residents and practicing health care professionals are trained to be future leaders in psychiatry.

      Our interdisciplinary research programs aim to produce a better understanding of the underlying causes of mental illness and substance use disorders, as well as identifying new treatments, early prevention strategies and novel clinical approaches to improve the lives of patients.

      Through state-of-the-art clinical services, we deliver a full range of mental health treatments for patients and their families, including neurobehavioral assessments, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology services.

      We advocate within our local communities, affiliated institutions, state government agencies and the nation to promote strategies for increasing mental health awareness and reducing stigma.

Department News & Events


October 24, 2018:
"Brain Development and Akt/mTOR Signaling: the Crossroads of Neurodevelopmental Disease and Psychiatric Drug Development"
Amanda J. Law, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

October 31, 2018:

"Approaches to Deep Brain Stimulation for Schizophrenia"
Rachel A. Davis, MD / Ann Olincy, MD, MPH / Judith Gault, PhD

Held 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. in the Shore Family Forum (Rm. 110) in the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, unless noted otherwise.  For more information, please see our Grand Rounds schedule.  


  • For a listing of articles recently published by the faculty, click here


  • Dr. Alexis Chavez featured on the cover of Outfront magazine.  The full story, "Heals Hearts & Minds in Colorado", can be found here​.
  • Dr. C. Neill Epperson to become new department chair as of September 1st.  More info...
  • Drs. Michael Allen and Jason Williams were interviewed about mental illness and gun violence in the wake of the recent mass shootings.  More info...


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    Building 500
    Mail Stop F546
    13001 East 17th Place
    Aurora, Colorado 80045