UC Davis Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences welcomes gifts from individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations. You may choose to make an online gift to one of the listed department funds below, or contact our executive director of development to discuss other department priorities and tax-wise giving opportunities that align with your financial and philanthropic goals.

Psychiatry and behavioral sciences areas of giving

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Behavioral Health for Underserved Populations Program Endowment

This fund supports programs that help increase understanding of the unique behavioral health complexities impacting the LGBTQ+ community and other underserved populations within the medical profession and general public.

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Behavioral Health Resident Training Elective Fund

Gifts to this fund support psychiatry resident training in early psychosis and for underserved populations.

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EDAPT Clinic Support Fund

This fund supports comprehensive diagnostic and early treatment services for children and young adults who have or are at risk of developing a psychotic disorder.

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Harold Robbins Fund in Creative Arts Therapy

This fund provides ongoing programmatic support for creative arts, including music, art, dance, drama and creative writing, therapy to all eligible clients in the Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (EDAPT and SacEDAPT) Clinics.

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Mark and Tanya Schaal Prose and Poetry in Psychotherapy Program

The written word is one of the most powerful forms of therapy. To promote the practical application of prose and poetry in psychotherapy training, this endowment provides support for the sustainability, implementation and enhancement of the program.

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Narriman C. Shahrokh Award for Staff Excellence

This award is presented annually to a staff member who has exhibited selfless commitment to the department and UC Davis Health through efforts that made a difference in the lives of others.

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Psych Schizophrenia / Bipolar Research

Contributions support schizophrenia and bipolar disorder research in the EDAPT Clinic to help enhance clinical programs, provide training opportunities, and enable better care and outcomes for our patients and their families.

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences General Support

This fund supports the department’s ares of greatest need including resident training, education, and clinical research programs.

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Residents and Resident Training Staff Support Fund

The psychiatry residency training programs at UC Davis integrate clinical excellence with cutting-edge mental health research. Contributions to this fund provide direct support to residents and resident training staff, including but not limited to stipends, awards or gift cards.

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Resident Scholar’s Award in Public Psychiatry

This award recognizes one or more residents or fellows and provokes greater interest, enthusiasm and knowledge of resources in public psychiatry, an increasing area of need in our communities.

Bob and Dianne Hales

Robert and Dianne Hales Volunteer Clinical Faculty Distinguished Teaching and Service Award

This award recognizes volunteer clinical faculty for their exceptional contributions to the department’s educational program.

Robert E. Hales

Robert E. Hales Award for Excellence in 
Clinical Psychiatry

This award honors a graduating UC Davis medical student who has demonstrated exemplary skills in clinical psychiatry, teamwork, professionalism, and cultural competence.

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Thomas L. Morrison Endowment for 
Excellence in Psychotherapy Education

This fund supports a visiting lectureship to bring respected psychotherapists to give presentations and trainings on advanced clinical perspectives and techniques.

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UC Davis Program for Positive Aging

Gifts to the UC Davis Program for Positive Aging will promote healthy aging throughout our clinical, education and research mission.

UC Davis Health is recognized as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes as permitted.