Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
College of Human Medicine

MSU-CHM Division of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine: Power Through Collaborations

The Division of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is a growing academic psychiatry program in a place known for the last 100 years for providing excellent clinical care.  We are combining the resources of Michigan State University, a research-1, Big Ten university, with the clinical strengths of our partner teaching hospital, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, one of the five largest free-standing psychiatric providers in the United States, and the Van Andel Institute, a top-tier private research institute, to make incredible breakthroughs in psychiatry.  In this short film, we hope to introduce you to a few of our faculty, and highlight our growing clinical-translational research programs in depression and first episode psychosis as well as our new, state-of-the-art training facilities for residents and fellows.

The Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is the teaching, research, and patient care arm for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in West Michigan. The division physician faculty are committed to educating Michigan State University medical students, conducting ground-breaking research, and caring for the people of western Michigan who are suffering with mental health and substance use disorders.

First-episode psychosis gets early intervention under Michigan pilot program

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Lithium and the Kidneys: In Depth Analysis of Risks and Benefits (Grand Rounds)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Postma Center at Pine Restbr
300 68th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Topic: Lithium and the Kidneys:  In Depth Analysis of Risks and Benefits

Presenter: Brett Plattner, MD

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. (Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.)

Location: Pine Rest Postma Center, 300 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Cost: $25 general; Pine Rest Staff no charge

Continuing Education Credits: One CME for medical professionals.

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Pearls for Primary Care - 2017 Spring Series Schedule

CMEs and CEUs offered | Breakfast provided | Cost: free

All events 7:00am - 8:00am, Pine Rest Postma Center

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Encouraging New Schizophrenia Treatment

Smoking cessation benefits persist in spite of weight gain in patients with mental illness

Addressing multiple risk behaviors may help prevent future increases in cardiovascular risk factors

The weight gain that can result from quitting smoking does not eliminate the reduction in cardiovascular risks associated with smoking cessation among patients with serious mental illness, at least not during the first year. A report from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team, being published online in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, describes the results of a one-year trial but cannot rule out future health risks associated with continuing weight gain.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 10, 2016) – Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine jointly are a new associate member of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC). The NNDC is a non-profit network of leading clinical and academic centers of excellence in the U.S. working to transform the field of depressive illnesses and related mood disorders.

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