Category Archives: In the News

Psychiatry ranked 20th in nation; Seven named to “Top Doctors” list

U.S. News and World Report’s “Top Doctors in America” list, released online July 19, includes seven physicians from the Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry: Norman Alessi, M.D., child & adolescent psychiatrist John Greden, M.D., psychiatrist Carmen Green, M.D., pain management specialist Andrew Haig, M.D., physiatrist Michelle Riba, M.D., M.S., psychiatrist Thomas Schwenk, M.D., sports

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Youth depression awareness project receives honors

The Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Project received a coveted Community-University Poster Presentation Award at the MICHR Community Engagement Annual Symposium on May 24. The poster, entitled “The Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Project: An Educational Partnership to Provide Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention Education for Ann Arbor Public School Students,” was submitted by Stephanie Salazar, MPH, project coordinator for Principal

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Helping mental health professionals in Japan cope with disaster

In the days immediately following Japan’s devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, survivors were grateful to have lived through it. But disasters that cause such wide-scale death, destruction and disruption to daily life also leave lingering invisible wounds. Sheila A.M. Rauch, Ph.D., clinical research psychologist with Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System and assistant professor

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Department of Psychiatry recognized for outstanding support of National Guard and Reserve

The Michigan Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recently honored the Department of Psychiatry with its Patriot Award, which recognizes employers who support a strong National Guard and Reserve force. Employers qualify for recognition when they practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve. The Department

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Akil elected to National Academy of Sciences

Huda Akil, Ph.D., Co-Director of the University of Michigan’s Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and Gardner C. Quarton Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry at the U-M Medical School, and a member of the U-M Depression Center, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest

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