UAB researchers raised $11,500 to prevent opioid overdose deaths in Birmingham area
UAB Department of Psychiatry opens mental health and wellness clinic for LGBTQ community
The mission of the UAB LGBTQ Mental Health and Wellness Clinic is to provide culturally competent outpatient psychopharmacology and therapy that is safe, supportive, and affirming for the LGBTQ community in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Additionally, the goal is to raise awareness of the unique mental health needs of this community and provide culturally sensitive training opportunities for health care professionals. Until now, there have been no formal comprehensive standards to help medical schools and health care organizations train providers in the health care needs of these patients. UAB, along with other medical schools in the country, has created curricula for all medical students in the care of LGBTQ patients. Larry McMillan, M.D., who will see adult and adolescent patients at the clinic, says "many LGBT people avoid seeking professional help out of fear of being marginalized or stigmatized." McMillan hopes the new clinic will be a welcoming environment where those who identify as LGBTQ will feel comfortable enough to seek assistance for their mental health needs.
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Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D., awarded $3.5 million grant to study the causes of suicide
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2015 Psychiatry Graduation Banquet and Awards Ceremony
The Department of Psychiatry’s annual Graduation Banquet and Awards Ceremony was held on Friday evening, June 12, 2015, at Children’s Harbor Building, The Bradley Lecture Center. The event was well attended, with more than 100 people participating in the evening’s festivities. A special thank you goes to Dr. Laura Montgomery-Barefield, Denise Cardin and the rest of the training office staff for hosting this spectacular event and making it a memorable occasion.
The program began with the recognition of the current and Introduction of the new general Psychiatry Interns, Child Fellows and Chief Residents, and the presentation of certificates of completion to the graduating residents and fellows. Current and new Psychiatry Resident Association Officers were also recognized. The evening ended with the presentation of awards to the recipients below.
AWARDS - General Psychiatry Interns Awards and Certificates
Battle S. Searcy Memorial Award- Austin Luker, M.D.
PRITE Awards - Psychiatry Resident In-Training Exam (PRITE):
Best Neurology and Best Psychiatry Score- Soumya Sivaraman, M.D.
PRITE Exam Academic Excellence Award Score- PGY II Residents
Outstanding Psychodynamic Formulation- Jaymee Nelson, M.D.
CBT Formulation- Kinjal Ghelani, M.D.
Consult Award- Mark Rynda, D.O.
PES Award- Soumya Sivaraman, M.D.
Outstanding Community Psychiatry Resident (The Jimmy Maus Travel Scholarship) Dr. Feldman’s Father - Nathaniel Kouns, M.D.
Outstanding Inpatient Psychiatry Resident- Katie Thrower, M.D.
Grand Rounds Award- Nathaniel Kouns, M.D.(The Ambiguity of Anxiety)
First Episode Psychosis Clinic – (Outstanding Residents Award)-
Stephen Brackett, M.D. Michelle Reeves, M.D.
Iga Lentowicz, M.D. Laurence (Larry) McMillan, M.D.
Megan Browder, M.D. Irena Bukelis, M.D.
Resident Research Poster Awards-
Jaymee Nelson, M.D.,
Nawal Weaver, M.D.
VA Rotation- Most Outstanding Resident- Nathaniel Kouns, M.D.
Resident Leadership Award - Charles Davis, M.D.
Ambassador Award - Katie Thrower, M.D
PGY I Class: Outstanding Attending: Dr. Badari Birur
PGY II Class: Outstanding Attending: Dr. Harold Fuller
PGY III Class:Outstanding Attending: Dr. Taylor Preston
PGY IV Class:Outstanding Attending: Dr. Nancy Blanton
AWARDS - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Awards/Certificates
PRITE Exam Academic Excellence Award Score:1st Year Fellow - Highest- Loucresie Rupert, M.D.
PRITE Exam Academic Excellence Award: 2nd Year Fellow – Highest Score- Laurence McMillan, M. D.
Excellence in Child Inpatient Psychiatry Award- Kishan Nallapula, M.D.
Excellence in Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Award-Loucresie Rupert, M.D
Excellence in Department of Mental Health Inpatient Award- Jesse Martinez, Jr., M.D.
Excellence in Consultation Liaison Child/Adolescent Award -Lauren O’Connor, M.D.
Psychopharmacology Clinic Award- Laurence McMillan, M.D.
Excellence in Psychotherapy Award- Irena Bukelis, M.D.
Best Diagnostic Evaluation and Formulation Award-Michelle Reeves, M.D.
Engel Day Treatment Recognition Award- Kishan Nallapula, M.D.
Quality Improvement Research Award -Irena Bukelis, M.D.
Best Senior Presentationard-Michelle Reeves, M.D.
Best CBT Case Conceptualization- Michelle Reeves, M.D.
Best Child and Adolescent Case Presentation by General Psychiatry Resident
Janell Tabora, M.D.
Blessing Falola, M.D.
The New Orleans Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center Award-Irena Bukelis, M.D.
Advanced Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program: Child Fellow Outstanding Attending Award-Dr. Sam Rubin