UAB Insight Psychiatry Volume 3

N OT E WO RT H Y E V E N T Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Seventh Annual UAB Department of Psychiatry Research Symposium, April 16, 2013. UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine (CPM) 2nd floor auditorium (1713 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL). The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. PAID JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND AVE S BIRMINGHAM AL 35294-0104 Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL VOL. 3 NO. 11 PSYCHIATRY INSIGHT T H E Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2013 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight, 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294 U N IV E RS IT Y O F A L A BA M A AT B IR M IN G H A M TEACH QUALITY PSYCHIATRY UAB Psychiatry provides a full spectrum of care for Alabama’s children and adolescents. COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY INSIGHT Lee Ascherman, MD, is director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. CARE A Spectrum of Clinical Care: UAB Child and Adolescent Psychiatry For more information on UAB’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology visit: 7 UAB Psychiatrists named Best Doctors in America® Lee I. Ascherman, MD Jaqueline M. Feldman, MD F. Cleveland Kinney, PhD, MD Samuel E. Rubin, MD Richard Shelton, MD Ray Thweatt, MD Visit the UAB Medicine Online Headquarters for Physicians P H YS I C I A N H Q The UAB Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry A Spectrum of Clinical Care: UAB Child and Adolescent Psychiatry • Full digital and downloadable editions of UAB Medicine Insight • Recent news and updates • Links to other helpful resources for referring physicians Sign up for more at New Space for UAB Clinical Research and Mood Disorders Program Supporting the Community through Suicide Awareness Alabama, reflecting the division’s commitment to service New Physicians 2 Publications of Note 3 3 Measures of Success 3 Featured Clinical Trials 3 Noteworthy Event 4 and ongoing treatment, and are located at both UAB and Children’s Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, to the community. one of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals. The two Through a longstanding affiliation with Children’s of are connected by skywalks. The clinics serve all ages of Alabama, a unique system of care has been established children who have challenges, including mood disorders, to benefit patients and their families. The Child and psychotic illness, attention deficit disorder, posttraumatic Adolescent Psychiatry division provides consultation stress disorder, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, services for children and adolescents in the UAB and learning disorders. Included among outpatient services Hospital and Children’s emergency departments, are specialty clinics for autism and, in the UAB First pediatric inpatient services, and outpatient care. These Episode Clinic, for early presentations of serious mental consultations may be for children and adolescents facing illness. adaptive challenges based on serious medical illness or McCullumsmith Elected to American College of Neuropsychopharmacology The outpatient clinics provide diagnostic evaluations provides a full spectrum of clinical care to the children of UAB Medicine News Translational Research With a Focus on Psychiatric Disorders • Information on how to refer patients James H. Meador-Woodruff, MD ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS for those in acute psychiatric states. The Engel Therapeutic School is another key component of the division. School districts throughout the continued on page 2