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Dr. Holland Receives Advocacy Award

Dr. Alice Ann Holland

July 28, 2021 -- Alice Ann Holland, Ph.D., ABPP, has received the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. This award from the American Psychological Association honors psychologists whose efforts have helped to define the discipline of psychology at the state and federal levels through advocacy.

Dr. Yung Chosen as National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative Scholar

Dr. Yung

June 24, 2021 -- Psychiatry resident Dr. Matthew Yung has been selected as a Scholar of the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI). As part of this experience, Dr. Yung will attend workshops, teach neuroscience, prepare a curriculum development project, and help facilitate the online BRAIN 2021 course.

NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Award to Dr. Joseph Guillory

Dr. Guillory

June 22, 2021 -- Child Psychiatry Fellow Dr. Joseph Guillory has been selected as a recipient of one of the 2021 NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards, following nomination by Dr. Athena Tremtin, Executive Director of NAMI North Texas. The Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards program of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes exceptional contributions of psychiatrists to improve the lives of people living with mental health conditions.

Dr. Moore to be a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care

Dr. Moore

June 17, 2021 -- Jessica Moore, M.D., has been appointed as a Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care by a generous gift from the Dedman Foundation, which was established in 1995 by the late Robert H. Dedman, Sr. This award provides Dr. Moore dedicated time to focus on clinic development, trainee education, and inter-institutional collaboration for the Transitional Age Youth Program.

Dr. Trivedi Elected as American Brain Coalition Board Member

Dr. Trivedi

June 9, 2021 -- The American Brain Coalition (ABC, a nonprofit organization working to reduce the burden of brain disorders through education, public advocacy, and outreach) raises awareness among policymakers about the cause, impact, and consequences of neurologic disorders in society through education and advocacy on cutting-edge developments in brain research. It uniquely unites the knowledge and resources of patients and families, researchers, clinicians, universities, government agencies, and private corporations. Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, will begin an elected 3-year term on the ABC Board in Fall 2021.

Dr. Heitman Receives Lifetime Appointment as National Associate of National Research Council of National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Heitman

May 14, 2021 -- Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Ethics and the Program in Ethics in Science and Medicine, has been awarded a lifetime appointment as a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), in recognition of her service to the NAS Board on Life Sciences.

Dr. Adler-Neal Selected as Alexandra Symonds Fellow

Adrienne Adler-Neal

April 29, 2021 -- Dr. Adrienne Adler-Neal, a first-year psychiatry resident, has been selected as one of the two 2021 Alexandra Symonds Fellows for the Association of Women Psychiatrists. This fellowship is designed in keeping with the association's goals of developing leadership in women psychiatrists and contributing to the overall mission of improving the personal and professional future roles of women.

Dr. Davis-Bordovsky Elected as APA Assembly Area 5 Resident-Fellow Member Deputy Representative

Kaylee Davis-Bordovsky

April 26, 2021 -- Dr. Kaylee Davis-Bordovsky has been elected as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Assembly Area 5 Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) Deputy Representative. Area 5 extends from Virginia to Texas. The Assembly Committee of Area Resident-Fellow Members provides Assembly representation for members of the APA who are enrolled in psychiatric residency and fellowship training programs. Committee members are elected by their Area Councils and serve two sequential, 1-year terms: the first as Area RFM Member Deputy Representative and the second as Area RFM Representative. Members serve on Assembly committees, including the Rules committee, Reference committees, the Assembly Executive Committee, and the Assembly Committee of Planning.

Dr. McLean Elected as Resident-Fellow Member of Association of Medicine and Psychiatry

Charlott McLean

April 20, 2021 -- Charlotte McLean, M.D., a second-year resident in the combined internal medicine and psychiatry residency program at UT Southwestern, has been elected by residents in combined internal medicine-psychiatry and family medicine-psychiatry programs nationwide to serve a two-year term as Resident Fellow Member of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry.

Dr. LoBue Featured in Dallas AWARE Event

Christian LoBue

April 19, 2021 -- AWARE supports organizations researching Alzheimer’s disease and groups that offer programs, education, and resources to caregivers and patients. Christian LoBue, Ph.D., received a grant from AWARE to develop a formula that estimates how much time a patient might have from initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s to the need for full-time care. He describes his work in this video.

Dr. Kaylee Davis-Bordovsky Receives American Psychiatric Association Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Award

Kaylee Davis-Bordovsky

April 5, 2021 -- The American Psychiatric Association has selected Kaylee Davis-Bordovsky, M.D. for its 2021 American Psychiatric Association Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Award, which is designed to develop and enhance interest among general psychiatry residents in pursuing careers in child and adolescent psychiatry and to foster child and adolescent psychiatrists' active involvement in the American Psychiatric Associatio and its Foundation by providing residents with opportunities over two years to attend and participate in APA Annual meetings and mentoring activities with senior psychiatrists and leaders in the field. 

Dr. Samir Abu-Hamad Selected for 2021 American Psychiatric Association / APA Foundation Leadership Fellowship

Samir Abu-Hamad

April 5, 2021 -- The American Psychiatric Association (APA) / APA Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program offers psychiatry trainees opportunities to interact with national thought leaders in psychiatry and to develop their professional leadership skills, networks, and psychiatric experiences. Samir Abu-Hamad, M.D., a first-year resident in the combined internal medicine and psychiatry residency training program, has been selected for the 2021 program. Fellows receive opportunities to expand their relationships with peers and mentors as they grow their leadership skills.

Dr. Brenner on Psychiatry’s Identity: How Complexity Shapes Residency Training

A picture of Dr. Adam Brenner

March 30, 2021 -- Psychiatry News interviewed Dr. Adam Brenner regarding chairing a session at the American Psychiatric Association's online Annual Meeting titled “Is Psychiatry’s Identity in Crisis? Implications for Residency Education” to be held on Sunday, May 2, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Read the article.

Psychiatry Residency Alumni Update Event

A picture of residents at UT Southwestern

March 23, 2021 -- The UT Southwestern Psychiatry Residency hosted an Alumni Update Event via Zoom for all graduates of the psychiatry residency program. The event opened with speakers for the whole group and then divided into breakout groups before reconvening for Q&A and then time for socializing.

  • Dr. Carol Tamminga presented an update on the department, including ways in which we continue to redefine psychosis by exploring the basic neurobiology of the brain.
  • Dr. Adam Brenner described the growth of the residency program into one of the largest in the U.S, including popular training tracks offering a concentrated focus on Rural/Public Mental Health; Education; Women’s Mental Health; Psychotherapy; Global Mental Health; Mental Health Policy and Law; and Transitional Age Care, with every possible subspecialty fellowship available, including the first Forensic Psychiatry program in Texas.
  • Resident Dr. Evelyn Ashiofu presented on the diversity efforts throughout the department, which have been duplicated by other specialties around the Medical Center.
Breakout rooms included Dr. David Self and Dr. Elena Ivleva demonstrating the cutting-edge scientific research underway, Dr. Kala Bailey describing the new facilities at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, where the diversity of patients, treatment modalities and experts in our department leave us unmatched in experience and stellar clinical care, and Dr. Brenner and resident Dr. Bernice Yau encouraging involvement in the residency mentorship program. Also, Dr. Timothy Wolff collected advice from the alumni for the graduating residents, including:
  • Nothing is ever simple.
  • Do not expect yourself to know everything the first year out of residency. The further you progress, the more you will realize that there is much more to learn daily the rest of your life in practice.
  • A UTSW residency prepares you for anything.
  • Be flexible; the world of health care is changing every minute.
  • Never worry alone.

Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Spring 2021 Meeting

March 21, 2021 -- During the Spring 2021 meeting of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (TSPP), postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) psychiatry resident and TSPP Chair-Elect, Kaylee Davis-Bordovsky transitioned into her position as Chair of the Resident-Fellow Member Committee. PGY2 Kwame Nuako spoke on the ongoing advocacy efforts that TSPP and the UT Southwestern psychiatry residency's diversity and inclusion advocacy subcommittee are pursuing. Elections were held for the Resident-Fellow Member Committee Vice-Chair position, and PGY2 Neema Khonsari was elected. He will transition into the role in Fall 2021. The organization also thanked Dr. Timothy Wolff for his service as TSPP President (2020-21) and for his ongoing support and mentorship.

Match Day Interview with Psychiatry Resident Vincent Li

Vincent Li

March 11, 2021 -- First year psychiatry resident Chengxi “Vincent” Li, M.D., shared his Match Day experience and reflected on his first year of residency training for Center Times Plus. Watch the video.

Parkland Addiction Team Wins 2020 Trust Challenge Award

Parkland Addiction Team

March 9, 2021 -- The Building Trust Challenge committee at Parkland awarded the Addiction Team as the winners of the 2020 Trust Challenge.

Dr. Joseph Guillory Leads NAMI North Texas "Conversations with Community Leaders"

Dr. Joseph Guillory

February 9, 2021 -- Child Psychiatry Fellow Dr. Joseph Guillory, a NAMI North Texas Board of Directors member and its strategic planning committee chair, created the "Conversations with Community Leaders" discussion series for NAMI North Texas to engage with the community in an impactful way. Each discussion in the bimonthly series highlights a special topic related to mental health and features key community leaders. Three discussions have occurred so far, on homelessness, law enforcement, and public policy, with panelists including CEOs, police chiefs, and members of the Texas Legislature. View "Conversations with Community Leaders" on the NAMI North Texas YouTube channel.

Dr. Eichenberger and Dr. Wang Named American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Society Scholars

Dr. Wang and Dr. Eichenberger

February 1, 2021 -- Second-year psychiatry resident Audrey Eichenberger, M.D., and third-year psychiatry resident Margaret Wang, M.D., were selected by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Society as 2021 Scholars. This highly selective program includes attendance at the society's annual meeting with special programming for the scholars, along with assignment of a geriatric psychiatrist/AAGP member mentor to provide career-related advice and supervise the completion of a scholarly project related to geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Lia Thomas Receives Scholarly Publication Award

Dr. Lia Thomas

January 28, 2021 -- The Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Scholarly Publication Award recognizes individuals who have published a peer-reviewed scholarly manuscript to recognize dissemination of educational scholarship or research by its members. We are very pleased to announce that Lia Thomas, M.D., has won the 2020 award for her paper "Recruitment of Black Men and Women into Academic Psychiatry."

Dr. Rachel Russo Receives Devneil Vaidya Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Dr. Rachel Russo

January 28, 2021 -- Rachel Russo, M.D., has received the Devneil Vaidya Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP). This award recognizes a promising early career ADMSEP member who demonstrates excellence in teaching, mentoring, and curricular innovations related to medical student education. We congratulate Dr. Russo on this wonderful honor and appreciate very much all that Dr. Russo has done for medical student education in the psychiatry department!