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Giving to Psychiatry

Our strong American culture of philanthropy has influenced the writing of the U.S. tax code over the years in such a way that certain tax benefits accrue to those who make gifts to charitable institutions. A number of vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities and lead trusts offer tax benefits and provide income during the lifetime of the benefactor and spouse or others. For more information about making a gift to the Psychiatry, contact Courtney Metzger.

Chair’s Discovery Fund

Chair’s Discovery Fund

Great ideas sometimes languish for lack of even modest funding support. The Chair’s Discovery Fund is a resource for the chair to help innovative ideas get off the ground. This support will allow faculty scientists to collect enough data to demonstrate the promise and potential of their work as a basis to seek larger levels of funding through foundations and federal grant mechanisms.

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Trauma and Grief Fund

Trauma and Grief Clinic Gift Fund

Gifts to the Trauma and Grief Clinic enable us to innovate around care, services and community outreach to children, adolescents and families who have significant histories of trauma or are facing trauma or bereavement. Our goal is to promote understanding and healing and to provide this population with care that is individually tailored to their developmental, cultural and other needs.

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Psychiatry Education Fund

Psychiatry Education Fund

Your contributions will help us underwrite our outstanding educational programs. Chief among these is our weekly Grand Rounds series, which showcases top-notch research and provides updates on evidence-based approaches to clinical care. These activities are an important part of the life of our department and academic community. Give Now

The Women and Infants Mental Health Program

The Women and Infants Mental Health Program

Gifts will support research and clinical service delivery focused on the experiences of women across the lifespan, with a specific attention anxiety and trauma. Key areas of effort include the study and treatment of parent-infant attachment difficulties as well as understanding the neurobiological and psychological interplay between mothers and their children.

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Program for Positive Aging

Program for Positive Aging (PPA)

Funding from donors will help further develop and sustain training and outreach programs and innovative research interventions for older adults.

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The Curtis Research Fund for Anxiety

The Curtis Research Fund for Anxiety

George Curtis founded our Anxiety Disorders Clinic in 1978, making it the oldest Anxiety Clinic in America. This fund is used by the clinic director to help keep the University of Michigan Anxiety Disorders Program on the national forefront, in effectively treating those people tormented by crippling anxiety, and in advancing our scientific understanding of how the brain generates anxiety, how anxiety can become disabling, and how we can ameliorate its sometimes devastating impact. This fund is critical to helping us to launch new projects with seed money, providing critical sustenance to exciting projects that are in need of additional funding to bring to completion and full fruition, supporting important publications, and helping to educate the next generation of anxiety scientists.

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The Kenneth Chamberlain Scholarship Fund

The Kenneth Chamberlain Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund, established to honor Dr. Kenneth Chamberlain, a beloved mentor and teacher to many who trained in our department, was created to ensure that top University of Michigan students need never be deterred by financial considerations from pursuing a psychiatry residency at Michigan. We aim to increase private support to offset the loan burden for fourth year UMMS students who match with our program, and at the same time, provide our department with an advantage in recruiting the best and brightest graduates from our Medical School.

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For more information about making a gift to the Psychiatry, please contact:

Courtney Metzger

Assistant Director of Development, Neuroscience
University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry & Depression Center
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Tel: (734) 763-1409
Fax: (734) 998-7268
coucarr@umich.edu