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Department of Psychiatry’s 75th Anniversary

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Our 75th celebrations and activities allowed us to unite as faculty, staff, trainees, alums, department partners, supporters, and community.

We celebrated past accomplishments, reflected on missed opportunities, and imagined what could be possible for the department’s next 25 years.


The Network Project

Our social networks influence our well-being in multiple ways (see work of our own Peter Wyman, PhD, using social networks for suicide prevention). Extrapolating on this work, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in a first-of-its-kind departmental social network project!
We constructed visualizations of our departmental network, which were shown at our 75th Anniversary celebration in September 2022.

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75th Anniversary Events

View videos and content in celebration of our 75th anniversary.  

Neilly Author Series 2022-2023

Dedicated to the Department of Psychiatry in celebration of our 75th Anniversary. View Archive

Peter Conners, photo credit- Natalie Sinisgalli NSP Studio
Peter Conners

Beyond the Edge of Suffering
October 19th

Erin Gruwell
Erin Gruwell

Achieving the Impossible, Become a catalyst for change
November 17th

Dayna Bowen Matthew
Dean Dayna
Bowen Matthew

Just Health
December 7th 

Gitanjali Rao
Gitanjali Rao

A Young Innovator’s Guide to STEM
January 23rd

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26th World Congress of the ICPM

Sept. 7th - 9th
Visit ICPM World Congress

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75th Anniversary Soiree

Sept. 9th
Rochester Museum Science Center

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Alumni Breakfast & Tour

Sept. 10th
Flaum Atrium
UR School of Medicine

The Past, Present & Future of Biopsychosocial Education, Care, Research and Community Partnerships

How the World Changed UR Psychiatry and UR Psychiatry Changed the World

75th Anniversary Webinar Series

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Romano & Engel: A Personal Look at Our Founders

View February 8th Webinar

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Biopsychosocial Innovations
in Education

View March 1st Webinar

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Biopsychosocial Innovations
in Care

View March 29th Webinar

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Biopsychosocial Innovations
in Research

View April 26th Webinar

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Biopsychosocial Innovations in Community Partnerships

View May 24th Webinar

Diagram of Learning Health System

 Biopsychosocial 2.0

The Future of Biopsychosocial Care, Discovery, Learning, and Community Partnership

View August 30th Webinar

Harriet Washington

A Conversation with
Harriet A. Washington

January 19, 2022

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Bridge Art Gallery Reception

January 27, 2022

Drawings of Peter Engel, a variety of different shaped animal type characters

Engel Doodle Exhibit

January 27, 2022

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Using the Biopsychosocial Model to Promote Equitable Care at UR Medicine

View the 2022 DICE Summer Webinars

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75 years of innovation and progress

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Thank you to our 75th Anniversary Committee!

Julie Achtyl, Ann Griepp, Stephanie Bruder, Joanne Cianci, Richard Ciccone, Yeates Conwell, Brenda Geglia, Larry Guttmacher, Colette Hardaway, Jessica Hashim, Laura Inclema, Deborah King, Amanda Lai, Jack McIntyre, Amanda Mihalitsas, Itza Morales, Walid Nassif, Caroline Nestro, EJ Santos, Patrick Seche and Zena Shuber.

Special thanks to URMC Marketing, Public Relations, Advancement, Alumni Relations and the Psych Tech Group.  

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I am so grateful to have learned the biospychosocial approach from mentors who worked with George Engel and John Romano. I utilize the biopsychosocial approach in every aspect of my care of patients. - EJ Santos, MD, Associate Professor, URMC

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