Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D Soares named president of the International Society for Affective Disorders

Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D., professor and Pat R. Rutherford, Jr. Chair in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, has been named the new president of the International Society for Affective Disorders (ISAD).


Geetanjali Sahu, M.D. Sahu receives AACP grant for research

Geetanjali Sahu, M.D., a second-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School, has been selected to receive the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACP) Pilot Research Award for a study that aims to provide new insights on the psychopathology of psychosis in young people.


Findley Jonathan Chase Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award: J. Chase Findley, M.D.

J. Chase Findley, M.D., associate professor and director of medical student education in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, is the recipient of the 2018 Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award.


Dr. Stephen Shore Geigerman Lecture Series set for April 13

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences will welcome Dr. Stephen Shore, assistant professor of Special Education at Adelphi University, author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and autism-self advocate, April 13 as part of the 2018 Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture Series.


Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson during a tour of UTHealth's psychiatry department. She authored the legislation that led to the UTHealth Center on Trauma and Resilience. UTHealth opens first PTSD treatment center focused on veterans, families

The first-of-its-kind center dedicated to treating the behavioral health needs of military veterans and their families, the UTHealth Center on Trauma and Resilience has opened its doors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Gabriel Fries, Ph.D., works in his lab at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. UTHealth researchers link epigenetic aging to bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have – and die from – age-related diseases, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Vineeth John, M.D. Vineeth John rejoins Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Vineeth P. John, M.D., has rejoined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School as the vice-chair of Education, director of the Geriatric Psychiatry section and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at the UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center.


The 304-bed UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health will offer expanded services for mental health patients in the Greater Houston area. State approves funds for UTHealth continuum of care campus

With the first $6 million in state funds approved by the Legislative Budget Board and the governor to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will oversee construction of a continuum of care campus for behavioral health that addresses a critical need in Texas.


Benjamin D. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D. 9th Annual Psychiatry Update to explore ‘New Horizons’

Clinicians, residents, medical students, and other physicians who address mental health issues are invited to attend the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 9th Annual Psychiatry Update Feb. 3.


Angela Heads, Ph.D. UTHealth receives $2.5 million for HIV education and treatment for persons with substance use disorders

A $2.5 million federal grant will allow a multidisciplinary team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to provide prevention and treatment information about HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases to underserved individuals with substance abuse or mental disorders.