Category Archives: Honors & Awards

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Donovan Maust, M.D., M.S., awarded funding from Donaghue Foundation to study unintended consequences of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes

Donovan Maust, M.D., MS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry within the University of Michigan Medical School and Research Scientist with the Center for Clinical Management Research of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, just received “Another Look” funding from The Donaghue Foundation to examine psychotropic use among patients with dementia in long-term care settings. Dr. Maust’s

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Mary Blazek, MD, MEH and collaborators receive the Scholarly Publications Award from ADMSEP

Mary Blazek, MD, MEHP, clinical assistant professor in psychiatry and director of the U-M Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, received the Scholarly Publications Award at the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) annual meeting on June 17.  The paper titled, “Geriatric Psychiatry in the Psychiatry Clerkship: a Survey of Current Education Practices,”

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Dr. Helen Kales named to Lancet panel on dementia care

Helen C. Kales, M.D., professor of psychiatry, is one of 20 international dementia experts named to The Lancet Commission on Dementia Care. The Lancet has partnered with leading academic and charitable institutions (University College London, Alzheimer’s Society, ESRC and Alzheimer’s Research U.K.) to establish a Commission on Dementia Care. The Commission is reviewing the current

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Department of Psychiatry Faculty Inducted to the U-M 2015 League of Educational Excellence

Earlier this month four members of the Department of Psychiatry Faculty were inducted into the U-M League of Educational Excellence. The League of Educational Excellence was established in 2013. Selection into the U-M League of Educational Excellence recognizes teaching faculty for their extraordinary contributions and commitment towards preparing the next generation of Michigan physicians and

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U-M part of team awarded $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers

ANN ARBOR – Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University will receive $2.5 million over five years in a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. They have designed a professional development program for teachers

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Dr. Thomas Fluent to be Honored as “Veteran of the Game” at the U-M Men’s Basketball Season Opener this Friday

Captain Thomas Fluent, MD has served in the United States Navy for 28 years. Following graduation from the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Fluent continued his medical training and began his military service at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia; Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland. After 10

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NIH selects U-M as one of thirteen sites to launch landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development

ANN ARBOR – The National Institutes of Health just announced that the University of Michigan would be one of thirteen research grants to institutions around the country as part of a study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study will follow approximately 10,000 children

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A Special Address by President Mark Schlissel: 20th Annual Raymond W. Waggoner Lectureship on Ethics and Values in Medicine

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, M.D., Ph.D., will present this year’s 20th annual Waggoner lecture, which will be held on Wednesday November 4th, 2015 in Ford Auditorium, UH at 4:00 p.m. The title of his talk will be: “Making U-M Safer for Students: Confronting the Challenge of Sexual Misconduct.” Dr. Mark S. Schlissel, in

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Maria Muzik, MD Kicks Off the 2015 Postpartum Support International Annual Conference with Keynote Address

On Friday, June 26 Dr. Maria Muzik, Assistant Professor with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry served as the keynote speaker  at the 2015 Postpartum Support International (PSI) Annual Conference in Plymouth, Michigan. The theme of the conference was “planting seeds of hope, overcoming stigma, increasing options, and creating innovative treatments” for perinatal mental

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Winners of 26th Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference Awards Announced

On May 27, the U-M Department of Psychiatry wrapped up its 26th Annual Albert J. Silverman Conference. The conference featured a posters session, several talks on eHealth approaches for individuals with mental health and substance abuse concerns and it also included an awards ceremony celebrating young investigators. This was the conference’s 26th year held in

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