The department of Psychiatry has continued to attract high profile researchers with NIH grants: including ADHD authorities Steven Faraone, PhD from Harvard and Russell Barkley from the University of South Carolina and velocardiofacial syndrome expert Wendy Kates, PhD from Johns Hopkins.
With their NIH-funded studies, and their collaborations with existing faculty, Upstate soared in five years from the Department of Psychiatry with no NIH funding to 28th out of 125. But more significant than national stature are the department's long-range contributions to the field of psychiatry.
Psychiatry research is growing exponentially at SUNY Upstate.
As the community's need for mental health services grows, so does the need for psychiatric research. Why spend today's limited resources on tomorrow's problems? It's a question often posed to academic medical centers like Upstate.
Through research, we create new knowledge. We develop more-targeted, more-efficient, more-effective treatments. We figure out how to make better use of our limited resources.