nakazawa001The Department is delighted to announce the recruitment of Kazu Nakazawa, M.D., Ph.D., to the UAB Department of Psychiatry.  He currently serves as Chief of the Unit of the Genetics of Cognition and Behavior Department at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH/NIH), where he has worked for the past ten years.  Dr. Kazu received his medical degree and Ph.D. from Keio University in Tokyo, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the prestigious RIKEN institute in Japan. He next moved to the Picower Center for Learning and Memory at MIT where he was a postdoctoral fellow of Susumu Tonegawa.  He moved to NIH following these postdoctoral fellowships.  His research uses a number of cutting edge research techniques, and has focused on molecular substrates of learning and memory and most recently animal models of major psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. His laboratory office will be located on 11th floor of the Shelby building. 

The Department welcomes Dr. Kazu to UAB Psychiatry.

Dr. James Meador-Woodruff Elected to Serve as Member of the ACNP Council

james meador woodruff webThe 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.

Stephan Meadors, MD, Joins UAB Psychiatry

Stephan-Meadors1 2Stephan Meadors, MD, has joined the department as an Assistant Professor following the completion of his residency in July.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, and his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Meadors served as Chief Resident during the completion of his residency with UAB Psychiatry.  He will provide clinical care and teach in UAB's hospital-based programs, and will rotate through the department's adult inpatient, emergency department, and consultation services. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Meadors to the Department.