Why Support the GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences?

The GW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to providing outstanding education, training, and research opportunities as well as top-quality patient care. Your support enables us maintain a high level of innovation, lead investigations and engage in international community service initiatives.

How your gift can make a difference.

Evening meeting of Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group or Global Mental Health Advanced Seminar.

Support for annual residents' retreat.

Purchase of textbook for each member of a residency class.

Honorarium and travel experiences for visiting professor or psychiatry grand rounds speaker.

Travel and conference experiences for a psychiatry resident to present a clinical or research paper at a national conference.

Travel expenses to support a Global Mental Health Track resident's research study or mental health services project in a low-income country or post-conflict setting.

Purchase and Installation of pan/tilt/zoom video-camera and audio recording system in group therapy room for psychotherapy and family therapy training and research.

Support Our International Mental Health and Education Initiatives


Dr. James L. Griffith and Dr. Michael D. Morse outside the Al-Hussein Foundation-Institute for Family Health in Jordan.

“I partner with Palestinians to run a small nonprofit which does medical education development work in the West Bank and Gaza.  Donations are essential to our operations, as costs such as airfare and other travel costs can add up, and face to face meetings are an essential aspect of international development work.  Donations that I have received, which have covered my airfare and travel costs for colleagues, have enabled us to advance our work: meeting with partners abroad, with academics, and with potential funders.  In sum, these donations have enabled our small organization to do what it does best: advancing medical education for those most in need.”

Michael D. Morse M.D., M.P.A.
Director, Program in Global Community Mental Health
Psychiatric Resident
Executive Director, Palestinian Medical Education Initiative

Dr. Allen R. Dyer at the University of Babylon Medical School with medical students in Iraq

Allen R. Dyer, M.D., Ph.D., GW professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences delivered the keynote address on “Ethics and Professionalism in Medical Education” and led two workshops at the First International Conference on Medical Education at the Ahmed Souza Conference Center. The conference was attended by over one hundred professors, students and government officials from Iraq. Medical students in Iraq have active leadership roles in reforms and the GW department of psychiatry is proud to share its curricular innovations with this new guard of leaders as they raise work to improve standards of medical education in Iraq.