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Shelton named vice chair for research in psychiatry

  • February 06, 2012

Shelton joined the UAB faculty on Feb. 1 to hold a chair in psychiatry.

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees appointed Richard Shelton, M.D., to the Charles Byron Ireland Chair of Psychiatric Research during its meeting Feb. 3, 2012. Shelton joined the UAB Department of Psychiatry as a professor and vice chair for research on Feb. 1, 2012.

Shelton comes to UAB from Vanderbilt University. He is internationally respected for his many contributions to better understanding of depression, and is at the forefront of developing novel and innovative treatment approaches for mood disorders, especially depression.