Make a Gift to the Friends of Research in Psychiatry


Through the generosity and support from an extraordinary group throughout the Tampa Bay community - The Friends of Research In Psychiatry - the University of South Florida's Institute for Research in Psychiatry was officially opened in January 1992 as part of the University Psychiatry Center. It houses 15,000 square feet of research space that is devoted to discovering the causes of mental, addictive and behavioral disorders and developing effective interventions to prevent, treat and conquer them. Major current research areas include the molecular biology of mental illness and applied clinical research.

Since then, The Friends of Research In Psychiatry have supported not just our research mission but our educational and clinical programs as well. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences' mission is to educate health care practitioners about mental, addictive and behavioral disorders, advance scientific knowledge about the nature, causes and treatment of these conditions, and provide exemplary models of clinical care in order to benefit the health and well-being of the people of Florida. We could not succeed without the generosity, support, and partnership with The Friends.

We thank you for supporting our dedication to innovative research, compassionate clinical care, and professional education.

Donate Online

To make a donation online through the USF Foundation please click HERE.

To donate you will need to select an account. Accounts that support our mission include:

Academic Program Support

  • 430010 Friends of Research for Psychiatry – Operating Fund
  • 430080 Friends of Research for Psychiatry Education & Teaching Fund
  • 256072 Daniel J. Sprehe Memorial for USF Forensic Psychiatry Fund
  • 430120 Child Psychiatry Research Fund

Research Initiatives

  • 430070 Friends of Research for Psychiatry Tourettes Research Fund
  • 430090 Friends of Research for Psychiatry Genetics Research Fund

Academic Chair Support

  • 256260 Robert Roskamp Chair in Biological Psychiatry
  • 436040 Robert A. Silver Endowed Chair in Developmental Neurobiology

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail please download and complete our Donation Form. Completed forms may be sent to:

Friends of Research in Psychiatry
Institute for Research in Psychiatry
USF Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
3515 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613

Other Donations

If you are interested in making a gift or learning about other gifts of personal property, real estate, a bequest, or seek information about other gift planning options, please contact the USF Foundation Office of Gift Planning at (813) 974-8761 or visit http://usffoundation.planmylegacy.org/.

Joining the Friends of Research in Psychiatry

To become a Friend or to learn more about how you can support USF Health Psychiatry, please contact us at:

Friends of Research in Psychiatry
Institute for Research in Psychiatry
USF Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
3515 East Fletcher Avenue, MDC 14
Tampa, FL 33613

We thank you for your assistance to help us help our patients, their families, and our community through research, clinical care, and education!