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.