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David Goldsmith was recently awarded the American Psychiatric Institute on Research and Education (APIRE)/Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholars Award.  Dr. Goldsmith’s research interests lie primarily in psychotic disorders. Dr. Goldsmith’s APIRE funding will support a project examining symptomatic improvement and inflammatory markers of minocycline augmentation of clozapine in patients with treatment resistance schizophrenia. Dr. Goldsmith also just received first place in the Joe and Hope Skobba Poser Presentation Competition at the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association winter meeting for his poster, “Characteristics of Persistent Antipsychotic Poly-pharmacy Recipients: Findings from a National Medicaid Dataset with a Specific Emphasis on the State of Georgia.”

Dr. Yilang Tang was recently awarded  the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Honors Scholarship for 2014.  His research interests include substance use disorder, clinical psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics. Since beginning residency in 2011, he has published more than 20 papers.   Working with Dr. William McDonald and his Chinese colleagues, he co-authored two papers on ECT in China that won the best paper award of the Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy in 2012.  Dr Tang was recently named a Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar by the American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Tang was granted a fellowship to support his attendance at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Workshop on Clinical Trials. In addition, the proposal he submitted for the Janssen Academic Research Mentorship (ARM) Program has been selected by the Janssen ARM Steering Committee.

Dr. Andrea Crowell was just awarded the American Psychiatric Association Lilly Research Fellowship for 2014.  Her research interests include neuromodulation, depression and the autonomic nervous system.  She recently presented posters at two international conferences, the first entitled, “Chronic, Multi-Contact, Neural Interface for Deep Brain Stimulation” and the second entitled, “Microfabricated Polymer-Based Neural Interface for Electrical Stimulation/Recording, Drug Delivery, and Chemical Sensing – Development.” 

Dr. Tammy Saah studies patients with treatment-resistant depression, including novel pharmacological treatment approaches.  Dr. Sahh just received first place in the Joe and Hope Skobba Poser Presentation Competition at the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association Winter Meeting for her poster entitled, “Ketamine: Effectiveness in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression.” 

Dr. Bruce Hill is examining the role of mentalization and emotional regulation in patients with Lupus (SLE).  Difficulties with mentalization (reflective function) have been linked with emotional dysregulation and altered immune responses.  Dr. Hill and his colleagues plan to correlate mentalization and emotion regulation abilities with SLE disease activity scores in rheumatology clinics at Grady and Emory.

Poster award winners at GPPA Dr. David Goldsmith presenting his poster at the recent GPPA meeting
Dr. Andrea Crowell presenting her poster at the recent GPPA meeting Photo 3: Dr. Tammy Saah presenting her two posters at the recent GPPA meeting