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The next faculty development lecture is on Mentoring on March 2, 2016 from 9-10:30am. It will be on mentoring.


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Major Leadership Appointments, Activities and Achievements

Joyce Cohen was elected as a Trustee for the Association of Primate Veterinarians, the national organization for veterinarians committed to advancing and promoting the science, medicine, management and humane care of nonhuman primates.


Krysti Vo and Rob Cotes will serve as reviewers of the Residents as Teacher Modules for the SOM.


Burkett, J.P., Andari, E., Johnson, Z.V., Curry, D.C., de Waal, F.B.M., & Young, J.Y. (2016) Oxytocin-dependent consolation behavior in rodents. Science. 351, 375-378. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4785

Foa, E. B., McLean, C. P., Zang, Y., Zhong, J., Rauch, S., Porter, K., Knowles, K., Powers, M. B., & Kauffman, B. Y. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale Interview for DSM–5 (PSSI–5). Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/pas0000259

Inmamorati, M., Imperatori, C., Lamis, D.A.. & Fabbricator, M. (2016). Weight bias internalization scale discriminates obese and overweight patients with different severity levels of depression: The Italian version of the WBIS. Current Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-016-9406-6

Kelly, M.E., Wan, C.R., Broussasrd, B., Crisafio, A., Cristofaro, S., Johnson, S., Reed, T.A., Amar, P., Kaslow, N.J., Walker, E.F., & Compton, M.T. (2016). Marijuana use in the immediate 5-year premorbid period is associated with increased risk of onset of schizophrenia and related disorders. Schizophrenia Research, Available online January 17, DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.01.015

Magen, J., Rapaport, M.H. (2016). Psychiatry departments under constrained funding mechanisms or what is a chairperson to do? Academic Psychiatry. Available online January 12, DOI: 10.1007/s40596-015-0480-0

Manne, S., Mee, L., Bartell, A., Sands, S. & Kashy, D. (2016). A randomized clinical trial of a parent-focused social-cognitive processing intervention for caregivers of children undergoing hematopoetic stem cell transplantation." Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Mayberg, H.S. (2016). Implementing recommendations for depression screening of adults: How can neurology contribute to the dialogue? JAMA neurology. Available online January 26, DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.5048

Rooks, C.R., Ibeanu, I., Shah, A., Pimple, P. Murrah, N., Shallenberger, L., Pace, T., Bremner, J.D., Raggi, P., & Vaccarino, V. (2016). Young women post-MI have higher plasma concentrations of interlukin-6 before and after stress testing. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 51, 92-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.08.008

Shim, S., Shuman, M, & Duncan, E. (2016). An emerging role of cGMP in the treatment of schizophrenia: A review. Schizophrenia Research, 170, 226–231. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.11.015

Honors, Awards, Rankings

Erica Duncan was promoted to Fellow States in the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American Psychiatric Association.

Gene Farber was selected as the 2016 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association.

Helen Mayberg was included on The Thomson Reuters listing of the Worlds’ Most Influential Scientific Minds. She was included under both the neuroscience and the psychiatry/psychology category.

Laura Mee was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor on the MEST track.

Lisa Rosof successfully passed the certification requirements at the recent American Psychoanalytic Association Meeting.

Melissa Smith was awarded a Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Scholarship to cover her tuition for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) program entitled Expedition: Improving communication to enhance cultural competence.

Quality and Safety Initiatives and Capital Campaign Initiatives

1. Current Month:

  1. 100% HBIPS
  2. 100% TOB and Alcohol core measures

2. The Joint Commission ECT review: 97% - 99% (excellent compliance)

Community Benefit Programs and Activities

Rob Cotes and David Goldsmith gave a training to CHRIS Kids's therapists and direct care staff on detecting early signs and symptoms of psychosis.

Matthew Segal gave a presentation to the Emory faculty and staff entitled Supporting Students with Autism in the University: Access and Inclusion in the Classroom and University Life.


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Emory in the Media 

Sarah Dunn: (1) Grad Psych – Is it ok to cry?

Toby Goldsmith: (1) CNN – CDC: Women need better info on antidepressants and pregnancy

Nadine Kaslow: (1) Associated Press – Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $700M; (2) WAGA-TV – How to break your nervous habits

Ebrahim Haroon: (1) Al Jazeera America – Blood test could determine personalized treatments for depression

Seth Norrholm: (1) Anxiety.Org – Anxiety & Fear: Processing threating stimuli in the age of new media

Larry Young: (1) New York Times – For prairie voles, a furry shoulder to cry on


Karen Rommelfanger served on a panel on ethics and the implications for the individual: invasive technologies for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences meeting.

Vas Michopoulos received one of the K12 spots through Emory’s BIRCWH grant.


David Goldsmith one first place in the Joe and Hope Skobba poster presentation competition – Attitudes regarding Clozapine use among GPPA members: Finding from the 2015 winter meeting Clozapine survey. He also was accepted to attend the Career Development Institute for Psychiatry, a multi-faceted longitudinal training experience for young psychiatrists and PhD researchers interested in successful research careers in academic psychiatry. And he had a poster abstract, Inflammatory Markers Are Associated with Decreased Psychomotor Speed in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, accepted for presentation at the Society of Biological Psychiatry in May 2016.

Jin Kim won third place in the Hoe and Hope Skobba poster presentation competition -Disseminated cryptococcosis masquerading as psychotic disorder in an immunocompetent host: A case report.

Goldsmith DR, Rapaport MH, Miller BJ, “A Meta-Analysis of Blood Cytokine Network Alterations in Psychiatric Patients: Comparisons Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression” was accepted to Molecular Psychiatry.


Charlene Mowatt, a long time department member, is retiring and will be honored at a retirement party on February 4.