In productivity of research programs as measured by extramural funding, the Department of Psychiatry ranks as one of the highest units on the University of Colorado campus when considering both grants and contracts. The Department of Psychiatry generally ranks within the top ten in peer-review funding from the National Institutes of Health and related organizations. It is also one of the strongest centers in the Veteran's Administration for funding in mental health research. These awards have strengthened and enlarged our existing programs as we continue our commitment to a biopsychosocial model, medical and psychiatric education, an interdisciplinary research approach in priority areas, and to the provision of clinical services.
The breadth and depth of scientific accomplishment by our programs in the neurosciences, developmental neurobiology, addictions, infant development, child and adolescent psychiatry, behavioral immunology, schizophrenia, depression, transcultural, and public psychiatry is noteworthy.