Strategic Plan

Semel Institute and Department of Psychiatry Strategic Plan 2023 - 2028


The Department of Psychiatry/Semel Institute at UCLA provides world-class research, education, service and outreach geared towards serving the mental health needs of California's diverse communities.

Vision 2028

  • Inclusive and well supported recruitment and career development for clinicians, research scientists, educators, faculty, and trainees.
  • Strong department-wide communications and collaboration.
  • Visionary and service-oriented working relationships across the UCLA campus and with national, state, local agencies and community partners.
  • A robust and effective infrastructure that supports our integrated mission.
  • Innovative and transformative interdisciplinary research, training, and clinical practice
  • Equitable care and improvements to mental health and wellbeing.

2024 - 2026 Strategic Priorities

Create more intentional structures to support the success of the next generation of faculty.

Facilitate early career grant applications

Enhance a sense of community and shared identity(internal/affiliates)

Improve communication and information sharing.

Strengthen internal and external community partnerships through education, research and service.

Augment and enhance administrative infrastructure at the Institute and Center level.

Improve access to shared statistical support and other shared resources.

Facilitate grant applications.

Enhance clinical/research collaborations.

Sustain integration of clinical and research enterprises through the Mid-Wilshire transition.

Strengthen research collaborations across a continuum of population behavioral health services.