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A photo headshot of Cameron Carter, MDCameron S. Carter, MD, has joined UCI as chair of Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior

As the new chair, Dr. Carter is responsible for the academic and faculty oversight of the department, including the UCI Health Neuropsychiatric Center, which consists of an acute adult unit, an adolescent unit, and a medical/psychiatric unit.

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