Dr. Robert Woodruff joined the faculty as an instructor in 1966. He rose to the rank of professor in 1974. He was instrumental in the writing of the classic text Psychiatric Diagnosis by Woodruff, Goodwin, and Guze (Oxford University Press, 1974). He was an active researcher and also served at various times as head of the inpatient psychiatry service, outpatient psychiatry clinic director, and director of the consult service. He took over as Residency Training Director at the end of 1974 and held the position until his death in 1976.