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Jackie Feldman M.D., and James Meador-Woodruff, M.D., have earned the distinction of election as Distinguished Fellows of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon members and is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five areas that include administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement and clinical excellence. Distinguished Fellows must also serve at least eight consecutive years as a General Member or Fellow. Dr. Feldman is the Patrick H. Linton Professor, and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Meador-Woodruff serves as the Heman E. Drummond Professor and Chair for the Department of Psychiatry.
Rachel Fargason, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, has been named as Medical Director of Outpatient Clinics of the Department of Psychiatry. In this role, Dr. Fargason will serve as the Department's physician leader overseeing clinical activities in our CPM and EFH based clinics. In addition, she will also oversee our soon to be launched Medical Student clinic which is anticipated to begin in January 2014. She follows in the footsteps Dr. Richard Powers, M.D. The Department thanks Dr. Powers for his effective stewardship of this role during a period of great transition. The Department also thanks Dr. Fargason for taking on this new responsibility in our clinical enterprise.