Now in its fifth year with 40 residents, the Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Program has helped to reduce wait times for adult psychiatry by over 50 percent.
In 2017, Pine Rest launched a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship that will help address the shortage of psychiatry for children and teens. Our Fellows are Emily Frederiksen, M.D., and Katie Kist, D.O.
Expanding Treatment Access with Telehealth Services
Pine Rest Telehealth Services had nearly 100 trained clinicians in the outpatient clinics at the end of June 2018. The goal is not to replace traditional in-person care, but rather to use this technology to enhance the services already provided, improve access, and improve patient outcomes.
Pine Rest participates in research on depression, schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder, bioethics, epidemiology, inflammation, smoking cessation, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and platelet function, and have worked on projects involving pharmacogenomics, electroconvulsive therapy, new depression screening tools and psychotropic medications, biomarkers of depression, and the impact of forgiveness and spirituality on treatment outcomes.
Some of our recent research collaborations have included partnerships with Duke University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Mayo Clinic, McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate), Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburg, Van Andel Research Institute and Washington University Saint Louis.
First Depression Summit with MSU
On November 13-14, 2017, Pine Rest and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU) hosted their first Depression Summit in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to draw attention to the problem of depression and stimulate research. Together with MSU, Pine Rest is an associate member of the National Network of Depression Centers.
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