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Psychiatry Newsletter - Cllinical care is key

Hopkins BrainWise - Winter 2012

Cllinical care is key

Date: January 2, 2012


Dr. Ray DePaulo

We believe the superb clinical care we provide every day to our patients—whether near us in Baltimore or referred from around the world—stands as an essential part of our tripartite mission of clinical care, research and training.

I should like to see a clinic give one half of its beds to intensive work on special clinical programs. With these words, our founder Adolph Meyer launched the Phipps Clinic at Hopkins a century ago. What began as Meyer’s directive to care for the whole person—he termed it psychobiology—evolved into a focus on each patient’s disease, temperament, behavior and unique life story: the four “perspectives” that frame our patient care and guide our teaching today. It is the Hopkins way.

Yet what also shines through is our passion for the research that improves the treatment we give patients. We invite you to learn more about us from this issue of Hopkins BrainWise, and to contact us if we can be of help.

J. Raymond DePaulo

Chairman and Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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