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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology
Anschutz Medical Campus view

Happenings in the Department​

This year includes several important new faculty appointments in developmental psychiatry.  Douglas Novins, MD, became Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Cy and Lyndia Harvey Professor of Child Psychiatry.  Dr. Novins specializes in Native American mental health treatment and research and is an editor of the Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  He will direct the services at Children’s Hospital Colorado and work with our child and adolescent psychiatry faculty at the University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center.  We are especially pleased to have an expanded inpatient service and new outpatient services for children and youth at Denver Health.  Marianne Wamboldt, MD, our former Division Director, became the Leslie and William Vollbracht Family Chair in Stress and Anxiety Disorders Professor of Child Psychiatry and continues her research on holistic treatment of childhood anxiety disorders.  Paula Riggs, MD, also a child and adolescent psychiatrist, became Director of the Division of Substance Dependence.  Her interests include treatment for adolescent substance dependence and comorbid depression or ADHD.  Thomas Crowley, MD, the Division’s founder, is continuing his research regarding the relationship between conduct disorder and substance dependence in adolescence.  Our department’s emphasis on developmental psychiatry will also be advanced by the recent recruitment of Amanda J. Law, PhD, who joined us as Dr. Nancy Gary Professor of Child Psychiatry.   She is one of the nation’s leading molecular neurobiologists, with a focus on neuregulin and its role in the developmental precursors to schizophrenia.  ​​​

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Contact Info:

Administration


Anschutz Medical Campus
Building 500
Mail Stop F546
13001 East 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Phone: (303) 724-4940

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CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME​

 

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. We provide state-of-the-art evidence-based care in a tradition of individual commitment to each person. Our research programs rank us as one of the top 20 Departments. Our teaching programs provide students and trainees with high quality training and experience in all that we do.

 

I would like to acknowledge the generous support we have received from our community through the Institute for Children's Mental Disorders, the Institute for Depression Studies and Treatment, and our chairs and professorships and other endowed programs.

 

Robert Freedman, MD
Chairman

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DEPT. OF PSYCHIATRY GRAND ROUNDS

April 23rd:
"The History of New York's Central Park and Its Statuary: Orientation for APA"
Meredith M. Wortzel, MA
Instructor, Department of Art
Montana State University - Billings


April 30th:
PSYCHOTHERAPY SCHOLAR TRACK PRESENTATION
"Case Formulation across Multiple Theories"
Kerri Langer, PGY 4 Psychiatry Resident; Jacqueline Calderone, PGY 4 Psychiatry Resident; Ruth Huhn, PGY 3 Psychiatry Resident; Scott Koski, PGY 3 Psychiatry Resident; Noa Heiman, PhD, Instructor; Alison Heru, MD, Associate Professor; Joel Yager, MD, Professor


LOCATION: Shore Family Forum (Rm. 110), Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Bldg.

Current Grand Rounds Schedule

 

Research Study
Choline During Pregnancy Study
PI: Randal Ross, MD
COMIRB #04-0678

 

Administration

Dept. Chair: Robert Freedman, MD

Dept. Administrator: Anna John, MA

Phone: 303-724-4940

Fax: 303-724-4956