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November 2009

As I mentioned to you in my recent email to the faculty, I will be sending out monthly updates highlighting the accomplishments of our faculty. I hope that this monthly message provides interesting information about our colleagues and helps people feel better informed and more connected to one another. Kudos to everyone on this list. Please send me your recent accomplishments for the December email message, no matter how big or small. And please notify me about the successes of your colleagues as well. I will include everything that I learn about.

  • Peter Ash is President-Elect of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and will become President October 2010.

  • Marianne Celano and Erica Duncan were selected to participate in the Mentoring Workshop for the School of Medicine.
  • Marietta Collins was awarded a distinguished position in the Office of Community and Diversity’s “We are Emory” poster campaign.
  • Michael Compton had an edited book published entitled Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.  He also has two papers coming out soon: (1) Compton, M.T., Ramsay C.E, Shim, R.S., Goulding, S.M., Gordon, T.L., Weiss, P.S., & Druss, B. (2009). Health services determinants of the duration of untreated psychosis among African-American first-episode patients. Psychiatric Services; (2) Compton, M.T., Kelley, M.E., Ramsay, CE., Pringle, M., Goulding, S.M., Esterberg, M.L., Stewart, T., & Walker, E.F. Association of pre-onset cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco use with age at onset of prodrome and age at onset of psychosis in first-episode patients. American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Arden Dingle received the first Emory Psychiatry Educator of the Year Award at the annual resident graduation.  
  • Andrew Furman was selected as the Emory School of Medicine’s Distinguished Teaching Scholar.
  • Rickey Gillespie and colleagues had two recent publications: (1) Gillespie, C.F., Bradley, B., Mercer,. K., Smith, A.K., Conneely, K., Gapen, M., Weiss, T., Schwartz, A.C., Cubelles, J.F., & Ressler, K.J. (2009). Trauma exposure and stress-related disorders in inner city primary care patients. General Hospital Psychiatry, 31, 5050.514. (2) Gillespie, C.F., Phifer, J., Bradley, B., & Ressler, K.J. (2009). Risk and resilience: Genetic and environmental influences on development of the stress response. Depression and Anxiety, 0, 1-9.
  • Deepa Gopalakrishnan was appointed as Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic at Grady.
  • Nadine Kaslow was elected to the American Psychological Association’s Board of Directors for a three year term, was invited to serve on the Provost’s Faculty Advisory Committee, and received a SAMHSA grant for an Emory-wide suicide prevention program.
  • Erica Lee was re-elected as the Diversity Domain Representative for the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychotherapy. She also received the Richard Morrell Award for Community Service.
  • Helen Mayberg earned election into the Institute of Medicine.
  • Chaundrissa Smith was appointed the Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic at Grady. She also is the site PI for a Parenting and Family Research Center grant funded by NIDA.
  • Larry Young gave a talk for Emory’s Life of the Mind Series. His talk was on “The science of love: Implications from autism to compassion” in conversation with Bobbi Patterson.