A Leader in Mental and Behavioral Health Research

An internationally recognized leader in laboratory and clinical research, the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is among the top 5 psychiatry departments in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.  The Department has NIH funding that spans 14 different institutions and across a spectrum of areas in mental and behavioral health. 

Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was awarded 81 new grants in 2016-2017 from NIH and other external sources.  These grants support a diverse range of work that spans the translational continuum from bench to bedside and beyond. 

Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located across the street from Duke University Hospital and is a close partner to the Department. With many faculty sharing joint appointments between Duke University and the Durham VAMC, our research expands beyond Duke's doors to veterans by conducting research that benefits not only those who served our country, but also impact people they served to protect. 

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Scientific Culture and Accountability Plan (SCAP)