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Raising the Bar

For the past seven years, Dr. Dewan has continued to attract highprofile researchers with NIH grants: including ADHD authorities Steven Faraone PhD from Harvard and Russell Barkley from the University of South Carolina and velocardiofacial syndrome expert Wendy Kates PhD from Johns Hopkins. With their NIH-funded studies, and their collaborations with existing faculty, Upstate soared in five years from the Department of Psychiatry with no NIH funding to 28th out of 125.

But more significant than national stature are the departments long-range contributions to the field of psychiatry. "We try to focus on meeting our community's clinical needs," says Dewan, "but as a university we also have a commitment to educate future clinicians and to find more effective, more efficient ways to treat psychiatric disorders."