The next Faculty Development Seminar will be held Wednesday April 16, 2014 from 9-10:30am. The focus will be on getting involved at the national level.
Major Leadership Appointments, Activities and Achievements
Peter Ash will be promoted to the rank of Professor on the MEST track effective September 2014.
Frank Brown won the election for APA Treasurer.
Jared DeFife was selected as a steering committee member for the American Psychological Association Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) annual spring meeting coming to Atlanta in 2016.
Andy Miller has agreed to serve as the Director of the Outpatient Division for the Section of Psychiatry, effective March 2014.
Tig Rainnie will be promoted to the rank of Professor with tenure effective September 2014.
The following faculty interviewed 3 or more half days associated with residency recruitment: Peter Ash, Wendy Baer, Frank Brown, Rob Cotes, Jocelyn Cox, Miles Crowder, Arden Dingle, Erica Duncan, Andrew Furman, Steve Garlow, Patrick Haggard, Ebrahim Haroon, Adriana Hermida, Steve Levy, Helen Mayberg, Andy Miller, Barbara Rothbaum, Sanjay Sharma, Jennice Vilhauer, and Meg Weigel. Big thanks go to Ann Schwartz for coordinating this process.
Honors, Awards, Rankings
Jennifer Felger has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Society of Biological Psychiatry 2014 Chairman's Choice Award. Chairman's Choice awardees receive free registration at the 2014 meeting, a stipend to defray expenses of lodging and travel to New York, and a special recognition at the President's Reception on May 7th.
Nadine Kaslow received the Friends of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics Award, when she presented on Transformational Leadership for the Future of Education and Training at their meeting in Puerto Rico.
Mar Sanchez was an invited speaker and received a travel award for the "29th Sackler Winter Conference on Developmental Psychobiology", Cozumel (Mexico), Jan 2014.
Jeff Sanders received the APA 19th Annual Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators Travel Award (section on Molecular, Translational, and Neuroscience Research) in New York, NY, as well as the Society of Biological Psychiatry's 2014 Domestic Travel Fellowship Award.
Quality and Safety Initiatives and Capital Campaign Initiatives
The HBIPS has been at 100% for six months. We are number 1 (or tied) since we have been at 100%.
Community Benefit Programs and Activities
Jared DeFife presented "From coping thriving: Connecting to a life worth living with chronic illness" at the National Cushing's Patient Education Day, sponsored by the Cushing's Support and Research Foundation.
Nori Lim did a talk for the National Educational Alliance--Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-DBT).
The major news is the upcoming move to Executive Park 12.
Emory in the Media
Karen Drexler: (1) CNN - How heroin kills you
In an article entitled "Home-based mental health services for older adults: A review of ten model programs" published in the March 2014 issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the Fuqua Center's home based services are one of 10 featured programs. Congratulations to Eve Byrd, Jocelyn Wise, Tia Townnsend, and Sherry Dey for all of their hard work and the great service they provide to this vulnerable population.
The annual Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Holiday Service Project was a tremendous success! The Administrative team worked together to prepare donation boxes, post communications, and gather gifts so generously donated by Department personnel. Efforts resulted in a donation of 15 boxes of goods and a wonderful monetary donation to Hope Lodge. Representatives from Hope Lodge were thrilled with contributions and appreciated the Department reaching out to help make their facility a "home away from home" for the families of cancer patients. Thank you and kudos to all who participated!
Kay Perez, Emory Clinic patient services coordinator supporting the Briarcliff Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP), graduated with an MBA from University of New Orleans in December 2013.
Sheila Wagner has a chapter in Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-based assessment and intervention in schools, Lee A. Wilkerson editor, published by the American Psychological Association. Her chapter is titled: Continuum of Service and Individualized Education Plan Process. http://www.amazon.com/Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-Children-Adolescents/dp/1433816156/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393534437&sr=8-1&keywords=Autism+Spectrum+Disorder+in+Children+and+Adolescents%3A+Evidence-based+assessment+and+intervention+in+schools