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The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) has elected James H. Meador-Woodruff, MD, Heman E. Drummond Professor and Chair of the UAB Department of Psychiatry to a three year term as a member of its Council starting in December 2014 . The ACNP was founded in 1961 and is the nation's premier professional society in brain, behavior, and psychopharmacology research. The ACNP promotes communication among a broad range of scientific disciplines of brain and behavior in order to increase our understanding of the causes of disorders of the nervous system. Dr. Meador-Woodruff was elected to membership in the ACNP in 1995 and was promoted to fellow in 2002. He served as the Editor in Chief of the ACNP journal Neuropsychopharmacology from 2007-2012.
The UAB Department of Psychiatry is delighted to announce the recruitment of Aaron D. Fobian, PhD, as an assistant professor in the Division of Behavioral Neurobiology, Department of Psychiatry effective September 1, 2014. Dr. Fobian was recruited from the UAB Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine where she is currently serving as a psychology postdoctoral fellow. She received her BA in Psychology from Samford University in 2008, an MA in Clinical Psychology from UAB in 2010, and after completing her Clinical Internship at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, she received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from UAB in 2013. She is a well-trained, research-oriented psychologist who will divide her time between providing clinical care and teaching, and developing a research program. Her major research interests include sleep, metabolism, and obesity in adolescents.