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Center for Mental Health Services Research and Department of Psychiatry awarded grant to create and sustain The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RTC). More info in December 2009 issue of DMH Connections.

In the December 2009 issue of Group TalkRebecca Lundquist MD quoted on Women's Mental Health Clinic opening; Peter Metz MD receives Excellence award; Jean Frazier MD serving as Review member.

Evgeny Rogaev PhD Dr.Sci. on the “Royal disease” of Queen Victoria’s descendants in ScienceNOW.

Tatyana Shteinlukht MD PhD on ECT in FDA Devices & Diagnostics Letter.

Congratulations to 12 UMass Department of Psychiatry doctors who were named to the 2009 list of Best Doctors! Read the listing of UMass Memorial doctors named to this prestigious list…

/uploadedImages/psychiatry/News_and_Updates/It's clear.jpgDr. Douglas Ziedonis and his UMass Psychiatry team credited for training DMH in its Tobacco Free Campus Initiative. Read more…

UMass Medical School's Center for Mental Health Services Research and Department of Psychiatry have been awarded a five-year, $4 million grant to create and sustain The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RTC). More information can be found in the December 2009 issue of DMH Connections.

In the December 2009 issue of Group Talk, Rebecca Lundquist, MD quoted on Women's Mental Health Clinic opening; Peter Metz, MD recipient of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's 2009 Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Service Program Award for Excellence; and Jean Frazier, MD serving as member of Neural Basis of Psychopathology, Addictions and Sleep Disorders Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

Evgeny Rogaev PhD, Dr.Sci., recently had an article published in ScienceNOW regarding the “Royal disease” of Queen Victoria’s descendants.

Tatyana Shteinlukht MD, PhD quoted in FDA Devices & Diagnostics Letter Sep. 21, 2009, Vol. 36 No. 37, “ECT Makers Seeking Class II for Pre-Amendment Devices”.

Ellen S. More PhD, author of Personal Stories, Political Change: Women Physicians and the Cultures of Medicine, spoke about her work and participated in a book signing on Nov. 18. Dr. More is professor of psychiatry and head of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Office of Medical History and Archives. More information on Dr. More in October 2009’s Focus.

Doug Ziedonis MD, MPH was one of two recipients of UMMS’s 2009 Global Health Pilot Project Award for his “Addressing Tobacco through Organizational Change (ATTOC) in China” grant. The award is given to pilot projects that catalyze the development of translational research projects that provide a firm scientific basis for clinical practice and public health policy in global settings. The ATTOC in China grant will help West China Hospital become one of the first smoke-free hospitals in China.

Patricia Bazemore, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, has recently had an article published in the July/August 2009 issue of Behavioral Healthcare regarding the history of the old Worcester State Hospital entitled "Marking the passage of time."

It is difficult to categorize youthful murderers. They range from the impulsive to the cold-blooded, said Tom Grisso, Ph.D. when interviewed by Boston Globe on juvenile murderers, Oct. 2, 2009. Tom is director of Psychology and director of Law and Psychiatry.

Suicides can be prevented. Barry N. Feldman, Ph.D., a suicide prevention specialist, co-chairman of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention, quoted in the Telegram and Gazette, Sept. 10, 2009.

Tatyana P. Shteinlukht, MD, PhD, interviewed by Worcester Telegram & Gazette regarding her work with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), Jul. 9, 2009. Tatyana states that ECT is underutilized because of stigma associated in part with prejudice and in part with the way ECT was done decades ago.

Jean FrazierJean Frazier, MD, discusses “Choosing Antipsychotics for Children with Schizophrenia: Evidence Plus Experience” in the July 2009 issue of Current Psychiatry Online.

Chairman Doug Ziedonis recently testified at a state hearing on drug addiction that addiction to drugs and alcohol should be treated as a disease, like cancer. Legislators and physicians explained that addiction should get the same attention, support and treatment options. Read the Telegram and Gazette article, Jun. 27, 2009.

Tobacco Report Book CoverChairman Doug Ziedonis presented to the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House, and Congress in Washington D.C. on June 25, 2009 as a member of the Institute of Medicine committee who wrote the report “Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations.” Read the press release.