New Chief Residents for 2010-2011
The Department of Psychiatry would like to announce that the following residents have been appointed Chief Residents for the 2010 – 2011 academic years. They are Dr. Andrea Dickens and Dr. Erin Hanover.
Dr. Dickens is from Morrilton, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Arkansas Tech University and she received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her Psychiatry interests are in Geriatric and Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Cleveland Kinney on Fox News
Dr. Cleveland Kinney, from the UAB Department of Psychiatry, appeared on Birmingham’s Fox News to talk about a phase three clinical trial drug that hopes to help patients who are suffering from Alzhiemer Disease. View a video of his interview on the Fox News web site here.
Jefferson County Family Court Adolescent Mentoring Program (AMP) Needs Mentors
The Jefferson County Family Court Adolescent Mentoring Program (AMP), a grant funded program provided by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, was founded in 2009 in Jefferson County through a partnership with UAB TASC and Jefferson County Family Court. The mission of the Adolescent Mentoring Program is to reduce juvenile delinquency by facilitating the creation of one-on-one relationships between high-risk youth and caring adults that are consistent and lasting, allowing the youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. AMP envisions a community in which every high-risk youthful offender experiences positive one-on-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows each of them to develop into their full potential capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community. Mentor eligibility requirements include: must reside in the Birmingham Metro area, must be at least 23 years of age, and never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse or molestation.
To become a mentor with AMP contact Khadidr Jones at 264-8161
or Jamie Furman at 264-8156. Mentor training begins
Saturday, January 30th 8am-4pm at the Grace and Truth Church (Kairos Café).
Dr. Xiaohua Li Appointed to Tate Jordan Thomas Professorship
The University of Alabama Board of Trustees appointed Xiaohua Li, M.D., Ph.D., to the Tate Jordan Thomas Professorship in Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at its Feb. 5 meeting.
Read more about Dr. Li and her appointment HERE at the UAB Media Relations article.
HUD Grants Help UAB Provide Housing for Homeless Persons With Mental Illness
The REACT (Research and Evaluation of Assertive Community Treatment) program headed by Harry Findley has received renewal grants as part of theU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care program. Read the full article here.
- Dr. Mathieu Lesort, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology leads pilot study
- New drug research offers hope for a cure in Alzheimer’s disease
- It’s the Holiday Season . . . So What if You’re Not So Happy?
- Congratulations to Psychiatry’s Johanna Gandy
- Donating to the Department of Psychiatry