Core Values and Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

We, the faculty and staff of the University of Virginia Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, are an interdisciplinary, scholarly community dedicated to excellence in basic, translational, and applied science, education, and clinical practice. We honor diversity, promote integrity, and advocate for all those in pursuit of mental health. We are innovators in teaching, training, patient care, and research.


Core Values:

  • We act with INTEGRITY.  We say what we mean and we do what we say.
  • We COLLABORATE by aligning ourselves with others and sharing knowledge and resources to create new opportunities.
  • We RESPECT other by building the personal esteem of our clients and colleagues.
  • Through SCHOLARSHIP we expand the boundaries of knowledge in psychiatry through innovation and the use of best practices.