Image Research Psychiatry Research Research Mission Statement The department of psychiatry at the UK College of Medicine is committed to advancing an interdisciplinary research agenda that aims to better understand the etiology of mental illness and substance use disorders. Driven by pressing clinical needs in the Commonwealth, research in the department of psychiatry aims to identify and develop novel evidence-based treatments, prevention strategies and behavioral interventions. Through scholarship, we seek to expand the boundaries of knowledge in psychiatry and improve the quality of care to patients. Involving psychiatry residents and medical students in interdisciplinary research allows them to deliver the most effective, evidence-based treatments to improve the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as well as impact public-health policy. Affiliations Department of Behavioral Science Our mission is to teach and mentor medical and graduate students to be accomplished practitioners, teachers and researchers, with knowledge, skills, and attitudes shaped by research and scholarship in medical behavioral science. Center on Research for Violence Against Women As an academic area of study, the crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and their attendant risks present complex challenges. These cannot be completely addressed without a cross-discipline, content-specific approach which integrates practice, theory, and research. The Center for Research on Violence Against Women is designed to afford such an opportunity. Laboratory of Human Behavioral Pharmacology (LHBP) Research in the LHBP uses principles and techniques of pharmacology, behavioral analysis, and neuroscience to determine the underpinnings of drug use disorders and develop interventions. Facilities are available for the conduct of outpatient and inpatient experiments, as well as clinical trials. Center on Trauma and Children The University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC), located in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of children and their families through research, practice, policy and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based approaches to address child abuse and trauma. Center on Drug and Alcohol Research The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) conducts research into the biological, psychological, sociopolitical, and clinical aspects of substance abuse and related behavior. The Center conducts federally funded and state-funded research on substance abuse and related problems areas such as intimate violence, criminal justice settings and characteristics of rural substance use. Eastern State Hospital At Eastern State Hospital, we provide excellent mental healthcare that instills hope, inspires recovery and improves overall well-being for Kentuckians. Visit our About webpage to learn more about our mission, vision, and values. Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Through research funding, training, infrastructure, and community engagement, we facilitate innovative team science to address these and other critical health issues.