From the Editor

Is your ‘dream clinic’ worth $1,000?

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The University of Cincinnati has received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something great for psychiatry, and we invite you to share our dream.

We have received a $30 million donation to build the Craig and Frances Lindner Center of HOPE, a state-of-the-science psychiatric treatment center, on a 100-acre site north of Cincinnati. The center—with adult and adolescent inpatient beds and integrated outpatient services—will be operated by the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. Current Psychiatry Deputy Editor Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, professor and vice chairman for research at the university’s department of psychiatry, has been named psychiatrist-in-chief.

Whom do we consult for the most practical, creative ideas to design the center? Current Psychiatry readers, of course!

Have you complained about programs or facilities you inherited and dreamed of things you might do differently if you could start from scratch? If so, please send us:

  • suggestions for innovative programs we might implement
  • ideas to make our center clinically and financially successful
  • ways to improve the “usual” hospital and outpatient programs.

Please e-mail your ideas to We will award $1,000 for the best suggestion received by Dec. 1, 2005. Dr. Keck and I will determine the winner, with deputy editor Lois E. Krahn, MD, casting a tie-breaking vote if necessary. We will post all useful or thought-provoking suggestions on

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