Aarons headshot 2The 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-Meadors1 2Stephan Meadors, MD, has joined the Department as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry following the completion of his residency.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina, and his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He was matched into our general psychiatry residency program four years ago, and will provide clinical care and teach as a faculty member. Dr. Meadors will also rotate through our adult inpatient, emergency department, and consultation services.

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, and encourage new lines of research addressing the prevention and treatment of psychiatric, neurological, behavioral and addictive disorders. 

Brackett StephenHawkins AaronThe Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Brackett (pictured left) and Dr. Aaron Hawkins (pictured right) have been appointed as Chief Residents for the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

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.

Martin ClintonClinton Martin, M.D. joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry July 1, 2014. He received his MBBS from Siddhartha Medical College in India, and began his psychiatry residency training at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. He came to UAB in 2011 and joined our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency which he completed in the summer of 2013.   He distinguished himself as a trainee not only as an outstanding clinician, but has also been an enthusiastic teacher and has been an active participant from the beginning of our First Episode psychosis clinic. Much of his effort is providing clinical care in our expanded presence at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama and also has some time dedicated to building an outpatient practice of young adults with future plans of pursuing psychoanalytic training, and will continues to have some time in our First Episode Clinic.