Department Names New Chief Residents for 2016-2017 Academic Year
Dr. Ellen Armock received her Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She received her medical degree from McGovern Medical School at UT.
Dr. Katie Thrower is from Fultondale, AL.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in
Biology and her medical degree from the University
of Alabama at Birmingham.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amrock and Dr. Thrower as they take on their new responsibilities with their academic training.
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UAB Psychiatrists Make 2015-2016 'Best Doctors' List
UAB Psychiatry is proud to announce that six faculty members were named in the 2015-2016 ‘Best Doctors’ list. The Best Doctors in America list includes the nation’s most respected specialists and primary care physicians. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. Choosing from thousands of the nation’s top physicians, six psychiatrists within the Department were included in this latest edition of the Best Doctors in America. Among these were Drs. Lee Ascherman, Jacqueline Feldman, Peter Penherski, Samuel Rubin, F. Cleveland Kinney, and Richard Shelton.
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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