Message from the Chairman

Message from the Chairman

Portrait of Dr. Allan Tasman, Department Chair

This is the most exciting time in history to be in psychiatry, with amazing advances in our understanding of the brain's structure and function, and tremendous innovation in treatment. Our department's programs capture this excitement, combining information from the latest scientific advances with the best of our humanistic traditions. We continue to grow, with ongoing expansion of our education, clinical, and research programs. We are especially excited about our new special focus tracks in our residency program.

Education has long been the central priority for our faculty, and the success of our undergraduate program, recruiting twice the national average of students into careers in psychiatry for over two decades, and the residency and fellowships recruiting a full cadre of outstanding young colleagues year after year, proves it. Our residents are repeatedly recognized nationally by receiving competitively awarded travel fellowships and program awards.

As you look through these pages, our program's diversity and breadth will be apparent. But, of course, the only way to experience the excitement in our department is to come for a visit. We'll be glad to give you a warm Kentucky welcome!

Allan Tasman, MD
Professor and Chairman
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schwab Endowed Chair in Social, Community, and Family Psychiatry
Immediate Past Secretary for Education, World Psychiatric Association
Past President, American Psychiatric Association
Past President, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training