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Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah is proud to be an integral part of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) and University of Utah Health. Every day we dedicate ourselves to academic excellence, relevant collaborative research, and compassionate behavioral and mental health care.

We are teachers, researchers, and clinicians. We train future psychiatrists, explore new ideas, map genomes, develop innovative therapies, create new drugs, study spectacular brain images, and pioneer new treatments all with the goal of advancing mental health care to give our patients healthier minds and better lives.


Department Chair
Mark H. Rapaport, M.D.

Mark H. Rapaport, M.D., a nationally recognized clinician and researcher known for his interdisciplinary approach to mental health treatment and care, has been named CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Why Train in Psychiatry?


In Utah you can truly have it all. Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas offer new comers diverse neighborhoods, great schools, arts and entertainment, and endless possibilities for sports and recreation. A strong economy and low cost of living make Utah a perfect choice to call home.


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Upcoming Events

October 3, 2022

Utah Psychedelic Science Interest Group (U-PSI) Monthly Meeting

Our next U-PSI meeting will be IN-PERSON at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute Auditorium (501 Chipeta Way, ...

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October 12, 2022

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Presented by Erika E. Forbes, PhD CME Eligible?: Yes Event Contact Name: ...

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October 19, 2022

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Presented by Gari D. Clifford, DPhil, MSc, SMIEEE (Pronouns: he, him, his), Chair, Dept. of Biomedical ...

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