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Shervert H. Frazier Research Institute

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Program Description

The Shervert H. Frazier Research Institute supports the research, academic, and training elements of McLean Hospital’s mission. The Frazier Institute was established to honor Dr. Shervert Frazier, the former psychiatrist in chief of McLean Hospital, who also served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

The institute supports basic, clinical, and translational research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of major psychiatric disorders, especially mood, psychotic, anxiety, and neurodegenerative disorders. Through the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, the Frazier Research Institute supports psychiatric and neuroscience research, collaborations among McLean researchers and clinicians, novel research approaches by junior investigators, opportunities for visiting scholars to work at McLean, and conferences held at McLean Hospital that address new and important areas of psychiatry and neuroscience.

The program also focuses its efforts on the training of psychiatric investigators and the facilitation of collaborative research, as well as other related academic and educational activities. Through the Office of the Chief Academic Officer, the Frazier Research Institute supports a wide range of seminars and hospital-wide programs for basic, clinical, and translational junior and senior faculty investigators and post-doctoral fellows, innovative pilot research for trainees and junior faculty, and opportunities for lectures on psychiatry and neuroscience by national and international visiting scholars.

Institute Board of Directors includes Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH and Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, with oversight from Chair Scott L. Rauch, MD.