Dr. Merida Grant Joins UAB Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry would like to announce the recruitment of Merida Grant, Ph.D., as an Assistant Professor effective January 1, 2012.


Dr. Jacqueline Feldman Appointed Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Feldman-JacquelineJacqueline Feldman, M.D., the Patrick H. Linton Professor in the UAB Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Feldman has served for a number of years as the Director of the UAB Division of Public Psychiatry which serves as the umbrella for both the UAB Mental Health Center and Beacon Parkway Substance Abuse programs. Dr. Feldman has distinguished herself as a tireless and passionate advocate for all of the patients the Department serves, especially the most vulnerable with severe mental illness. She is particularly well connected and respected in the community, which will serve the Department well as it takes the next steps in partnership with UAB Medicine and state and local government and other partners to move even closer to a true system of care for patients cared for throughout the state and community.

Dr. Sam Rubin Receives the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Edith Sabshin Award for Excellence

Rubin-SamuelThe American Psychoanalytic Association recently presented the Edith Sabshin Award for Excellence in Teaching to Dr. Sam Rubin. This mark of distinction is given in recognition of excellence in teaching psychoanalytic concepts to students other than psychoanalytic candidates. Congratulations to Dr. Rubin for receiving this distinguished honor.

Dr. Cheryl McCullumsmith Elected President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Alabama Chapter

McCullumsmith-CherylDr. Cheryl McCullumsmith was recently elected to serve as President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Alabama Chapter, following Dr. Dan Dahl who previously held this office. The AFSP is the leading national non-profit organization solely dedicated to advancing the understanding and prevention of suicide through education, scientific research, and advocacy.


The American Psychiatric Association Recognizes Drs. Tolulope Aduroja, James Meador-Woodruff, and Rita Patton

Drs. Tolulope Aduroja, James Meador-Woodruff, and Rita Patton were among six Birmingham area psychiatrists recently granted the status of Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The physicians receiving this honorary designation were recognized for their expertise, achievements, and dedication to the profession of psychiatry.  Drs. Aduroja, Meador-Woodruff, and Patton will be formally recognized during a ceremony at the APA’s 165th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA in May 2012.