Department Names New Chief Residents

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.

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Clinton Martin, M.D. Joins UAB Psychiatry

Martin ClintonThe Department is delighted to announce that Clinton Martin, M.D. will be joining the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry July 1, 2014, following the completion of his residency training. 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, and he is currently finishing his last year of General Residency training.  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 will be providing clinical care in our expanded presence at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, but will also have some time dedicated to building an outpatient practice of young adults with future plans of pursuing psychoanalytic training, and will also continue to have some time in our First Episode Clinic.

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UAB Psychiatrists Honored as Distinguished Fellows of the APA

Feldman-JacquelineDr. Jacqueline FeldmanMeador-Woodruff-JamesDr. James Meador-WoodruffJacqueline Feldman M.D., and James Meador-Woodruff, M.D., have earned the distinction of election as Distinguished Fellows of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon members and is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five areas that include administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in

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Dr. James Meador-Woodruff Receives Paul Hoch Distinguished Service Award

Meador-Woodruff-JamesJames Meador-Woodruff, M.D., Heman E. Drummond Professor and Chair, is the recipient of the Paul Hoch Distinguished Service Award which was presented to him this week at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) 2013 annual meeting.  This award is given periodically to a member of ACNP in recognition of exceptional service to the College.  He was selected for this award for his accomplishments as Editor-In-Chief of ACNP’s Journal, Neurophychopharmacology from 2006 – 2012.

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Rachel Fargason, M.D., Named Medical Director of Outpatient Clinics

Fargason-RachelRachel Fargason, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, has been named as Medical Director of the Outpatient Clinics of the Department of Psychiatry.  In this role, Dr. Fargason will serve as the Department's physician leader overseeing clinical activities in our CPM and EFH based clinics.  In addition, she will also oversee our soon to be launched Medical Student clinic which is anticipated to begin in January 2014. She follows in the footsteps Dr. Richard Powers, M.D. The Department thanks Dr. Powers for his effective stewardship of this role during a period of great transition.

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