A Message from the Chairs

Charles Marmar, MD

Glenn Saxe, MD

With an illustrious faculty of nearly 750, a large residency training program, and seven fellowship programs, NYU Langone Medical Center’s Departments of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are known nationwide for managing complex psychiatric diseases, excellence in teaching, and fostering innovative psychiatric research.

This second issue of Inquiry highlights some of the exciting clinical programs and innovative clinical and translational research in psychiatry taking place at NYU Langone. We are proud of the extraordinary clinical programs, which span all stages of life and address the most severe and multilayered clinical problems. Our research embraces this challenge. We identify and evaluate biomarkers to help advance diagnosis, inform treatment selection, objectively assess treatment outcome, and pioneer new treatments to drive the standard of care in real world settings. 

Our programs have a common goal: provide excellent care to help patients and families, and use this experience and expertise to build a knowledge base that will inform care everywhere.

Working with both adults and children, NYU Langone psychiatrists are addressing the most challenging disorders and offering new approaches for ameliorating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, psychosis, autism, and improving population health.

NYU Langone psychiatrists and psychologists, for example, have developed and are validating new assessment tools for screening for ADHD, addiction, and trauma. Researchers in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are also helping to fast-track the diagnosis and treatment of autism through the creation of the largest open sharing database of resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data.

At NYU Langone, there are no silos; clinicians, educators, and researchers exchange ideas and insights in a multidisciplinary approach to psychiatric disease across the life span.

We hope you find the information in this issue thought provoking and helpful as you work to provide the best care possible for your patients.
Best regards,

Charles Marmar, MD
Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Glenn Saxe, MD
Arnold Simon Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry