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.

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.

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.

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.

Clinton-SarahSarah Clinton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Neurobiology, was elected as an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) at the annual meeting of this prestigious organization. Membership selection in the ACNP is a highly competitive process, and this most recent cycle was the most competitive in many years. To be elected into membership at this stage in Dr. Clinton’s career is a substantial accomplishment.

The ACNP is a non-profit, professional society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of and facilitating communication about disorders of the brain and behavior in order to advance their prevention and treatment.