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2010 Psychiatry Research Day

October 13, 2010

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Research Day 2010, was held on October 13. There were 153 attendees including staff, faculty, and community partners. The program started with a welcome and opening remarks by Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry; Terence Flotte, MD, Dean; John Sullivan, MD, Vice Provost for Research; Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA, President, UMass Memorial Medical Center; and Ethan (Sam) Rofman, MD, Service Line Director for Mental Health, Veterans’ Administration, New England Healthcare System. The Keynote address, given by Vivian W. Pinn, MD, Associate Director for Research on Women's Health, Director, Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), was titled:

“Moving Towards the Future Together: New Dimensions and Strategies For Women’s Health Research”

For more information on the NIH's ORWH, please see

Faculty Presentations

Joanne Nicholson, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Family Research Core of the UMass Chan Center for Mental Health Services Research “Women with Serious Mental Illness: Motherhood, Identity and Recovery” Sun Kim, PhD, RN, APN, BC, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing “Gender Interaction Effects on Behavioral Intentions to Quit Smoking among Korean American Smokers”

Anthony Rothschild, MD, Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment “Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychotic Depression: an Orphan Illness?”

Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Depression Specialty Clinic, Psychiatrist, Women's Mental Health Specialty Clinic Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment “His and Hers: New Investigations into Gender Differences in Mood Disorders”

Award Presentations

The 3rd Annual Steven Banks Award for Research Mentoring was awarded to Dr. Tom Grisso.

The 2nd Annual Douglas Ziedonis Award for Career Development Mentoring was awarded to Bill O'Brien, MSW.