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.

Rubio-LolyLoly Rubio, M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in the UAB Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Neurobiology, received this year's Anuradha Rao Memorial SFN travel award. Loly was chosen from a large number of excellent national and international applicants. The award of $1,000 is given annually to a graduate student or post-doc to cover expenses for travel to the 2011 Society for Neuroscience meeting which will be held in Washington, D.C. where the award will be presented. Congratulations to Dr. Rubio for being chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award.