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The next Faculty Development Workshop will be heled on November 18 from 9:00 to 10:30am and will focus on "Interactive and Engaging Teaching Approaches."


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Major Leadership Appointments, Activities and Achievements

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Coles, C. D., Kable, J. A., Taddeo, E., & Strickland, D. C. (2015). A metacognitive strategy for reducing disruptive behavior in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: GoFAR pilot. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 2224-2233. doi:10.1111/acer.12885

Estefanos, M., Umair, J. A., Nassif, W. M., Cohen, R. M., & Hermida, A. P. (2015). Rapidly progressive dementia in a patient with a prior history of yaws disease, could this be neuroyaws? Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, 4, 224. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000224

Gunnar, M. R., Hostinar, C., Sanchez, M. M., Tottenham, N., & Sullivan, R. (2015). Parental buffering of fear and stress neurobiology: Reviewing parallels across rodent, monkey and human models. Social Neuroscience, 10, 474-478. doi:10.1080/17470919.2015.1070198

Hermida, A. P., Job, G., & Tang, Y. (2014). Electroconvulsive therapy in a geriatric patient with normal pressure hydrocephalus without a shunt [Letter to the editor]. Journal of ECT, 30(4), e55-e56. doi:10.1097/YCT.0000000000000188

Jones, K. C., Schwartz, A. C., Hermida, A. P., & Kahn, D. A. (2015). A case of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis treated with ECT. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 21, 374-380. doi:10.1097/PRA.0000000000000100

Newport, D. J., Carpetner, L. L., McDonald, W. M., Potash, J. B., Tohen, M., Nemeroff, C. B., & The APA Council of Research Task Force on Novel Biomarkers and Treatments. (2015). Ketamine and other NMDA antagonists: Early clinical trials and possible mechanisms in depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172, 950-966. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2015.15040465

Peters et al. (includes Alicia Smith) (2015). The transcriptional landscape of age in human peripheral blood. Nature Communication, 6,  doi: 10.1038/ncomms9570 – This paper was highlighted in the 10/27/15 Emory Report.

Pompili, M. Venturini, P., Lamis, D. A., Waford, R. N., Ricci, F., Erbuto, D., & Girardi, P. (2015). Rehabilitation of the adolescent with a substance use disorder: Overview of treatment efficacy. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 17, 617-623. doi:10.4172/1522-4821.1000242

Sanchez, M. M., McCormack, K. M., & Howell, B. R. (2015). Social buffering of stress responses in nonhuman primates: Maternal regulation of development of emotional regulatory brain circuits. Social Neuroscience, 10, 512-526. doi:10.1080/17470919.2015.1087426

Honors, Awards, Rankings

Mar Sanchez became a member of the Board of Trustees for AAALAC International.

The following individuals were honored at the School of Medicine’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence.

Bekh Bradley – Promotion to Associate Professor
Marietta Collins – Promotion to Associate Professor
Boadie Dunlop – Promotion to Associate Professor
Ayman Fareed – Promotion to Associate Professor
Scott Firestone – Certified Evaluator and Clinician, National Football League and Major League Baseball
Leonard Howell – President-Elect, College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Grayson Norquist – Chair of the Board of Governors, Patient-Centered Research Institute
Barbara Rothbaum – Director Wounded Warrior Project National Medical Care Network
Jennifer Wootten – Hidden Gem Award 

The following individuals received the 2014-2015 departmental awards.

Mentoring Award: Research – Boadie Dunlop
Distinguished Service Award – Alicia Smith
Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award – Seth Norrholm

Quality and Safety Initiatives and Capital Campaign Initiatives

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Community Benefit Programs and Activities

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Emory in the Media 

Nadine Kaslow: (1) WAGA-TV – Oregon College massacre: How to talk to your kids

Dorian Lamis: (1) Columbia Metropolitan - The “S” word

Karen Rommelfanger: (1) Houston Chronicle – Neuroscientist – TV host is the brain behind the brain


Rachel Waford was invited to join the Editorial Board for Practice Innovations.


David Goldsmith was selected as a 2016 Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Bied, A., Kim, J., & Schwartz, T. L. (2015). A critical appraisal of the selegiline transdermal system for major depressive disorder. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1586/17512433.2016.1093416

Call, N. A., Miller, S. J., Cynkus Mintz, J., Lomas Mevers, J., Scheithauer, M. C., Eshelman, J. E., & Beavers, G. A. (in press). Use of a latency-based demand assessment to identify potential demands for use in functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Eaton, C. K., Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Lee, J. L., & Blount, R. L. (2015). Predictors of experiences and attitudes at a summer camp for children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome. Children’s Health Care, 44, 221-234. doi:10.1080/02739615.2014.948159

Eaton, C. K., Lee, J. L., Simons, L. E., Devine, K. A., Mee, L. L., & Blount, R. L. (2015). Clinical cutoffs for adherence barriers in solid organ transplant recipients: How many is too many? Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 431-441. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu102

Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Eaton, C. K., Lee, J. L., LaMotte, J., & Blount, R. L. (2015). Health-related quality of life and psychosocial functioning in children with Tourette syndrome: Parent-child agreement and comparison to healthy norms. Journal of Child Neurology, 30, 326-332. doi:10.1177/0883073814538507

Loiselle, K., Lee, J. L., Szulczewki, L., Drake, S., Crosby, L. E., & Pai, A. L. H. (2015). Systematic and meta-analytic review: Medication adherence among pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsv084

Moffett, K., Crosson, B., Spence, J. S., Case, K., Levy, I., Gopinath, K., Shah, P., Goyal, A., Fang, Y., Briggs, R. W., Hart, J., Jr., Moore, A., & Haley, R. W. (2015). Word-finding impairment in veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Brain and Cognition, 98, 65-73. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2015.05.005

Ono, K. E., Burns, T. B., Bearden, D. J., McManus, S. M., King, H., & Reisner, A. (in press). Sex-based differences as a predictor of recovery trajectories in young athletes following sports-related concussion. American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Reed-Knight, B., Lee, J. L., Cousins, L. A., & Mee, L. L. (2015). Intellectual and academic performance in children undergoing solid organ pretransplant evaluation. Pediatric Transplantation, 19, 229-234. doi:10.111/petr.12389

Reisner, A., Popoli, D. M., Burns, T. G., Marshall, D. L., Jain, S., Hall, L. B., Vova, J. A., Kroll, S., Weselman, B. C., Palasis, S., Hayes, L. L., Clark, G. H., Speake, K. M., Holbrook, B. H., Wiskind, R. H., Licata, R. M., Ono, K. E., Hogan, E., Chern, J. J., & DeGrauw, T. (2015). The central role of community-practicing pediatricians in contemporary concussion care: A case study of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s concussion program. Clinical Pediatrics, 54, 1031-1037. doi:10.1177/0009922815573468


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