For Innovative Psychiatric Research


Funding for Taylor Family Institute Research

The Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research was established through a generous $20 million gift from Andrew and Barbara Taylor and the Crawford Taylor Foundation, the charity of the entire Jack C. Taylor family, to the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. Research support within the institute is bolstered by federal and foundation funding, including grants from NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA and NINDS.

The flexible funding and dedicated support provided by the Taylors help relieve the barriers and bottlenecks often associated with gaps in the drug development pipeline and the normal advancement of drug therapies from bench to bedside.

The work of center members focuses on understanding and advancing the science underlying diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illnesses, as well as developing new and more effective therapies.

“The School of Medicine was among the first to define mental illness as a disease and not a character flaw, and to study it the same way we investigate cancer or heart disease. The beneficiaries of this gift ultimately will be the generations of patients who will lead more productive lives as a result of what we learn,” says Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

If you are interested in making your own gift to support the work of the Institute, please contact:

The Office of Medical Alumni & Development
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 1082
7425 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Telephone: (314) 935-9714
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