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The next faculty development seminar will be held on May 6 from 9-10:15am. It will be focused on effective strategies for having difficult conversations in the workplace.


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Major Leadership Appointments, Activities and Achievements

Aymen Fareed was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, Clinical Track.

Grayson Norquist was promoted to the rank of Professor, Clinical Track.

Ann Schwartz was appointed to serve a 3-year term on the PRITE Editorial Board as a representative of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Steve Walfish was selected to serve as the Editor for APA Division 42’s (Psychologists in Independent Practice) newly launched journal.


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Brehm, J. M., Ramratnam, S. K., Tse, S. M., Croteau-Chonka, D. C., Pino-Yanes, M., Rosas-Salazar, C., Litonjua, A. A., Raby, B. A., Boutaoui, N., Han, Y. Y., Chen, W., Forno, E., Marsland, A. L., Nugent, N. R., Eng, C., Colon-Semidey, A., Alvarez, M., Acosta-Perez, E., Spear, M. L., Martinez, F. D., Avila, L., Weiss, S. T., Soto-Quiros, M., Ober, C., Nicolae, D. L., Barnes, K. C., Lemanske, R. F., Strunk, R. C., Liu, A., London, S. J., Gilliland, F., Sleiman, P., March, M., Hakonarson, H., Duan, Q. L., Kolls, J. K., Fritz, G. K., Hu, D., Fani, N., Stevens, J. S., Almli, L. M., Burchard, E. G., Shin, J., McQuaid, E. L., Ressler, K., Canino, G., & Celedon, J. C. (in press). Stress and bronchodilator response in children with asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. doi:10.1164/rccm.201501-0037OC

Broadaway, K. A., Duncan, R., Conneely, K. N., Almli, L. M., Bradley, B., Ressler, K. J., & Epstein, M. P. (2015). Kernel approach for modeling interaction effects in genetic association studies of complex quantitative traits. Genetic Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/gepi.21901

Felger, J. C., Hernandez, C. R., & Miller, A. H. (2015). Levodopa reverses cytokine-induced reductions in striatal dopamine release. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 18(4), pyu084. doi:10.1093/ijnp/pyu084

Highland, K. B., Costanzo, M. E., Jovanovic, T., Norrholm, S. D., Ndiongue, R. B., Reinhardt, B. J., Rothbaum, B., Rizzo, A. A., & Roy, M. J. (2015). Catecholamine responses to virtual combat: Implications for post-traumatic stress and dimensions of functioning. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 256. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00256

Innamorati, M., Imperatori, C., Harnic, D., Erbuto, D., Patitucci, E., Janir, L., Lamis, D. A., Pompili, M., Tamburello, S., & Fabbricatore, M. (2015). Emotion regulation and mentalization in people at risk for food addiction. Behavioral Medicine. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/08964289.2015.1036831

Logue, M. W., Amstadter, A. B., Baker, D. G., Duncan, L., Koenen, K. C., Liberzon, I., Miller, M. W., Morey, R. A., Nievergelt, C. M., Ressler, K. J., Smith, A. K., Smoller, J. W., Stein, M. B., Sumner, J. A., & Uddin, M. (2015). The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Workgroup: Posttraumatic stress disorder enters the age of large-scale genomic collaboration. Neuropsychopharmacology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1038/npp.2015.118

Loiselle, K. A., Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Eaton, C. K., Simons, L. E., Devine, K. A., Mee, L. L., & Bount, R. L. (2015). Longitudinal stability of medication adherence among adolescent solid organ transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/petr.12480

Michopoulos, V., Rothbaum, A. O., Jovanovic, T., Almi, L. M., Bradley, B., Rothbaum, B. O., Gillespie, C. F., & Ressler, K. J. (2015). Association of CRP genetic variation of CRP level with elevated PTSD symptoms and physiological responses in a civilian population with high levels of trauma. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172, 353-362. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14020263

Simeonova, D. I., Lee, F. J., & Walker, E. F. (in press). Longitudinal investigation of the relationship between family history of psychosis and affective disorders and Child Behavior Checklist ratings in clinical high-risk adolescents. Schizophrenia Research.

Honors, Awards, Rankings

Miles Crowder was awarded the Georgia Psychiatric Physician’s Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Jennifer Felger received a pilot award from ACTSI/URC entitled Inflammation-related alterations in corticostriatal connectivity in depression: Reversal with levodopa.

Helen Mayberg received the Paul D. MacLean Award from the American Psychosomatic Society, was the Robert Wartenberg Lecturer from the American Academy of Neurology, and will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association. She gave the keynote address to the ADDA in Miami.    Matthew Norman was awarded the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association’s Psychiatrist of the Year Award.

Quality and Safety Initiatives and Capital Campaign Initiatives

Emory HBIPS -- Current quarter is 100%.

Community Benefit Programs and Activities

Boadie Dunlop spoke to NAMI Northside about clinical trials.

Nori Lim gave the 4th talk in the series on Anxiety and Stress Management for Students and Parents at Druid Hills High School.

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Emory Autism Center (EAC), under the umbrella of the Georgia Autism Assessment Collaborative (GAAC), are providing specialized training to improve early screening and diagnosis for children with autism.

The Emory Autism Center had 124 people sign up for their team for the Walk for Autism.


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Emory in the Media

WebMD came to visit with the Emory Autism Center last month. John Cassaras, the video producer, hoped to capture scenes from the nightLIFE group which meets on Monday evenings (one of the groups in the myLIFE program). Additionally, he spent time at the home of one of the group members. Please view the video here:

Greg Burns: (1) Forbes – Why the greatest leadership tool you’ve ever overlooked is gathering dust on your bookshelf

Nadine Kaslow: (1) Fox News – The science of suicide clustering: How silence can increase stigma, (2) WXIA TV – Too much social media hurts mental health

Vasiliki Michopoulos – (1) Medscape Medical News - Women much more likely to develop PTSD

Mark Rapaport: (1) WABA News – Can massage help breast cancer fatigue

Larry Young: (1) AP - Those puppy eyes can help a dog bond with owner


Nathan Mascaro obtained board certification in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology.


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Keith Farley is the April recipient of the EP12 3rd Floor Psychiatry Employee of the Month.

Cynthia Furlow is celebrating 25 years at Emory Healthcare with 15 years in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She has supported the Revenue Cycle for her entire tenure in Psychiatry. We congratulate her on this anniversary and thank her for her years of dedicated service to our department.

Kevin Wince was noted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs that he has been confirmed as the National Training Director of the Year by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).