Chairman's Letter


UNMC’s Department of Psychiatry is an academic psychiatric community whose history dates back to 1955 and the opening of the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute (NPI).

NPI was nationally renowned as a pioneer of telepsychiatry and interprofessional education.
In the 21st Century, the Department of Psychiatry now resides in the heart of the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus at historic Poynter Hall. I invite you to explore more of our website and our department.

Our vision is to offer world-class expertise in clinical care, research, education, and service to our Nebraska communities. I would be pleased to assist you in learning more about our department and its mission.

Howard Liu, MD, MBA
Chair and Associate Professor