Dr. Rachel Fargason Appointed Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry
The UAB Department of Psychiatry is delighted to announce that Rachel E. Fargason, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, has been appointed to the role of Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs effective January 1, 2015. In addition to her outstanding service as a clinician, educator, and clinical investigator, over the course of the last two years she has distinguished herself in several key administrative roles. Initially assuming the role of Medical Director for Outpatient Psychiatry, she more recently became the faculty leader of the Medical Student Clinic held on Tuesday evenings. She then began a transition into higher level clinical leadership and excelled in the role of Director of Psychiatric Clinical Services for the Department of Psychiatry. We are pleased to recognize Dr. Fargason for her outstanding contributions to our myriad clinical missions and congratulate her on her most recent appointment as one of the departmental Vice Chairs.
Aaron D. Fobian, Ph.D. joins UAB Psychiatry
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.
Stephan Meadors, M.D., Joins UAB Psychiatry
Dr. James Meador-Woodruff Elected to Serve as Member of the ACNP Council
Department Names New Chief Residents
Dr. Hawkins is from Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and he received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. His Psychiatry interests are in Addiction, Forensic and General Adult Psychiatry.
Dr. Brackett is from Gadsden, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Jacksonville State University and he received his medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine. His Psychiatry interests are in Addiction, Consult, and General Adult Psychiatry.