Combining research, education and clinical services into one state-of-the-art facility, the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute is the only one of its kind in Arkansas. With its tall glass façade and naturally lighted atrium, PRI is a monument to those who helped create it and those who continue to serve it as they attempt to shed light on the world of mental illness.
The five-story, 110,000 square-foot building offers inpatient and outpatient services, with 40 beds dedicated to psychiatric patients. The Walker Family Clinic is home to the majority of PRI’s outpatient clinics, including individual, group and family therapies utilizing evidence-based practice techniques for mental health and addictive diseases. Located on the structure’s second floor, it will provide specialty programs, including treatment for addictive, eating, anxiety, depressive and post-traumatic stress disorders. The clinic expects more than 50,000 visitors each year.
Patients will have access to some of the most experienced psychiatrists in the state. Attending physicians have an average of more than 10 years of experience and additionally will be able to integrate the cutting-edge research being done at PRI in the Fred and Louise Dierks Translational Research Laboratories.