Taylor Preston, M.D., Joins UAB Psychiatry

Preston-TaylorUAB Psychiatry would like to announce the recruitment of Taylor Preston, M.D., as an Assistant Professor when he completes his residency training with us in June 2013.  Dr. Preston currently serves as one of our departmental Chief Residents, and is a life-long resident of Birmingham. Dr. Preston received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College. 

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Departmental Promotions and Tenure for 2012

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The UAB Department of Psychiatry promotion and tenure decisions have been finalized for the year. Four members of our faculty received well-deserved recognition. Tolulope Aduroja, M.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to Associate Professor. Robert McCullumsmith, M.D., Ph.D., has been promoted to Associate Professor and received the award of tenure. Karen Cropsey, Psy. D., and Adrienne Lahti, M.D., both received the award of tenure.

Our Departmental Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure committee is chaired by Nathan Smith, M.D., Professor, and Vice Chairman for the Department of Psychiatry, and is staffed by Suzanne Allen, assistant to the Vice Chair for Education and Training.

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Nina Kraguljac, M.D., Joins UAB Psychiatry

Kragaljac-NinaThe Department of Psychiatry would like to announce the recruitment of Nina Kraguljac, M.D., as an Assistant Professor when she completes her residency training with us in June 2013. A native from Austria, Dr. Kraguljac received her medical degree from Paracelsus Private Medical University in Salzburg, and worked as a research assistant with the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kraguljac has distinguished herself as an excellent clinician, teacher, translational clinician-investigator, and currently serves as one of our departmental Chief Residents. She has focused her research efforts on In vino imaging in psychosis, and will continue to spend her time on the advancement of psychosis imaging research. Dr. Kraguljac will be an outstanding addition to our faculty, as well as the UAB-wide Neuroimaging group.

Dr. Jacqueline Feldman Named Medical Director for the Center for Psychiatric Medicine

Feldman-JacquelineJackie Feldman, M.D.,Patrick H. Linton Professor and Division Director of Public Psychiatry at UAB, will assume the role of Medical Director for the Center for Psychiatric Medicine.  Dr. Feldman has served for many years as the Division Director for our Public Psychiatry sector, and recently as our Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs.  She is a talented clinician and a passionate advocate for patients with a severe mental illness. Dr. Feldman will be assuming the role of Medical Director from Dr. Rayford Thweatt.

Dr. Jacqueline Feldman: Co-editor of the Recently Published Book, titled Handbook of Community Psychiatry

Feldman-JacquelineJacqueline Feldman, M.D., Patrick H. Linton Professor and Division Director of Public Psychiatry at UAB, co-edited a comprehensive reference text with Drs. Hunter McQuistion, Wes Sowers, and Jules Ranz. The book is titled Handbook of Community Psychiatry and was just published by Springer Publishers. It presents the organizational structure for community psychiatry and reflects the rapid changes in this field, providing basic and specialized information in areas such as epidemiology, recovery, person-centered planning and care, innovations in practice, and treatment of special populations. Dr. Feldman also authored several chapters of the book. Available formats are Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4614-3148-0 and eBook, ISBN 978-1-4614-3149-7.

Robert Savage, M.D. , Professor and Clinical Director of the Division of Public Psychiatry andPatricia Cornett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, co-authored one of the book chapters entitled Program Evaluation and Quality Management, and William Ryan, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, co-authored a chapter entitled Veterans and War.