Our first faculty development seminar for the department was held in June 2010. It was a panel on mentoring and included examples of mentoring pairs in the department who had productive and positive mentoring relationships. Nadine Kaslow briefly provided a framework for mentoring. This was followed by a panel was moderated by Gene Farber and Lisa Parr, members of the Faculty Development Committee. The following pairs participated in the panel: Paul Holtzheimer and Helen Mayberg, Jeff Newport (Zach Stowe was out of town), Richard Amar and Karen Drexler, Tanja Jovanovic and Kerry Ressler, Adriana Hermida and Bill McDonald, and Marietta Collins and Nadine Kaslow. The panelists responded to questions and made suggestions about guidelines for mentoring in the department.
The next faculty development seminar will be held on Wednesday December 1 from 9-10:30am. Please save the date. It will be focused on promotion on all tracks and we will include panelists who have successfully been promoted. There will be introductory remarks by Sharon Weiss, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development. Please save the date.
Marianne Celano won the Teacher of the Year Award from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows.
Marietta Collins and Chaundrissa Smith published a paper entitled “Clinically significant depressive symptoms in African American adolescent females in an urban reproductive health clinic” in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
Michael Compton has been appointed the Public Affairs Representative/Committee Chair for the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.
Sherryl Goodman was appointed Editor-Elect of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Her term begins January 1, 2011.
Deepa Gopalakrishnan won the Supervisor of the Year Award from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows.
Chanda Cottingham Graves was selected to be a volunteer Trainer for the American Psychological Association’s HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) Program. HOPE trainers offer workshops to train mental health professionals in competent and compassionate HIV mental health service delivery.
Leonard Howell has been elected as the new Director of Graduate Studies for the advanced students in the Neuroscience Program. The Neuroscience program is the largest in the entire Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He will replace Larry Young, who has done an outstanding job in this position for the past six years.
Nadine Kaslow, Susan Reviere, and Martie Thompson and colleagues published the lead article in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology related to the Grady Nia Project – “Suicidal, abused, African American women’s response to a culturally informed intervention.
Helen Mayberg received the prestigious 2010 Senior Roche Award for Translational Neuroscience.
David Ready presented Grand Rounds at the University of Arkansas Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds and the title of his presentation was “Going from failure to moderate success with Vietnam veterans in a U.S. VA Outpatient PTSD Program.” He also consulted at the Little Rock VA.
Sheila Wagner received the Autism Society of America’s 2010 Award for Outstanding Literary Work- Educational Division for her book Inclusive programming for students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
As always, thanks for all of your contributions to the department and please share updates about your accomplishments with me so that these can be highlighted in our monthly Faculty Development Updates.