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McMillan to receive National Down Syndrome Congress' 2017 Education Award

July 3, 2017

Elise McMillan, J.D., Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VKC UCEDD), Director of Community Engagement and Public Policy, and Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, will receive the 2017 Education Award of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) at its annual convention held July 20-23 in Sacramento, CA. This award recognizes McMillan’s “extraordinary impact at the community, state, and national levels by developing model inclusive education and higher education programs for students with Down syndrome.”

Riddle, Taylor article published in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

May 24, 2017

Meghan Riddle, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Warren Taylor, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, were among the authors of an article titled "Longitudinal cognitive outcomes of clinical phenotypes of late-life depression," published recently in the March issue of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Fleisch selected as 2017 recipient of Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

May 22, 2017

Sheryl B. Fleisch, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, was selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award voted on by graduating medical students. This award is given to recognize a faculty member who exemplifies compassion, empathy and respect for patients and for excellence in the art of medicine.  

Wilson paper on catatonia published in Psychiatric Times

April 4, 2017

Jo Ellen Wilson, M.D., MPH, Instructor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, was recently published in Psychiatric Times with an article she co-wrote titled "Update on Medical Catatonia: Highlight on Delirium." Catatonia is a distinct and heterogeneous neuropsychiatric syndrome, with both motoric and behavioral signs. It was formerly relegated to a schizophrenia subtype, or considered extinct after the advent of modern psychopharmacology.

Kuhn, Ebert provide lecture on emotion regulation, conflict management in medical care teams

April 4, 2017

Tarah M. Kuhn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, and Jon S. Ebert, Psy.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, were invited presenters for the Vanderbilt Multidisciplinary Perioperative Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement Conference in Langford Auditorium on Mar. 3.

Fuchs co-edits volume on transitional age youth, mental illness

March 31, 2017

D. Catherine Fuchs, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, served as co-editor for a publication of Child and Adolescent Psychaitry Clinics of North America titled "Transitional Age Youth and Mental Illness: Influences on Young Adult Outcomes." Citation:  Martel, A, Fuchs, DC, co-editors. Transitional Age Youth and Mental Illness: Influences on Young Adult Outcomes, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America, April 2017, Volume 26, Issue 2. 

Failla receives Autism Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

March 31, 2017

Michelle Failla, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, recently received a competitive Autism Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project on "Verbal and Nonverbal Responses to Physical Pain in ASD." Failla works with Carissa Cascio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

Cascio lab publishes article on interoceptive perceptual ability in individuals with autism

March 31, 2017

A new publication in press from the lab of Carissa Cascio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, describes differences in interoceptive perceptual ability in individuals with autism as a function of age and cognitive ability. The article, "The development of interoceptive cognition in autism spectrum disorder and typical development," is now in press with the Journal of Cognitive Education & Psychology.

Campbell selected to participate in selective two-year Screening for Psychosocial Distress training program

March 31, 2017

Paulomi Raiji Campbell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, has been selected to participate in Screening for Psychosocial Distress, a selective two-year training program developed by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) and Yale School of Nursing. The goal is to implement screening and measure outcomes at the newly developed Psycho-Oncology program at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. Campbell was selected along with Rose VIck, MSN, PHMNP-BC, Instructor for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, 

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