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Resident Achievements 2016-2017

Professional Development

Austin Lin is the UT Southwestern Addiction Representative for the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. He is the Trainee Co-Chair for American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) Membership Committee. He also serves on the AAAP Public Policy and Research Committees. He is an AAAP Mentor for psychiatry residents and medical students interested in Addiction Psychiatry. He was a recipient of the 2016 AAAP Regional Travel Scholarship.

Mawuena Agbonyitor received the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Systems of Care Special Program Award, was Co-Winner of Resident/Medical Student Poster Competition APA Annual Meeting and was selected as an APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow 2014-2016 


Austin Lin was the Co-Chair of a Workshop at the 2016 AAAP Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs FL “Contemplating a Career in Addictions? What Every Trainee and Early-Career Psychiatrist Needs to Know”. At the same Annual Meeting, he did a Poster presentation on “Acceptance of Medication Assisted Treatment Among Uniformed Service Personnel Receiving Residential Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.” He presented Grand Rounds on “Combination Therapies for Alcohol Use Disorders” at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

Nicholas Heyne presented Grand Rounds at the Dallas VA Medical Center in March 2017 on “Reality of Addiction: Determining the Extent of One's Free Will in the Context of Substance Use Disorders”. He made another presentation on the same topic titled “Addiction: A Reality or a Fantasy? Assessing the Extent of One’s Free Will in the Context of a Substance Use Disorder” at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds Dallas.

Izabella Dutra presented Geriatric Medicine grand rounds with Dr. Vicioso at the UT Southwestern, “Rational use of Benzodiazepines in the Elderly” and presented grand rounds with Dr. Johnson at Dallas VAMC, “Frontotemporal Dementia: Updates”.

Ahmad Arain presented at Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the Dallas VA Medical Center on “Catatonia - Clinical Features, Neurobiology, and Treatment”, and presented at Parkland Hospital CL Psychiatry Teaching Conference on “Management of Neurobehavioral Symptoms in Dementia”.

Mawuena Agbonyitor chaired a workshop presentation “Not just National News: Can Multiple Isolated Incidents of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violence traumatize the larger Minority Group”, and presented posters on “The Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Therapies to Treat Depression During Pregnancy: A Meta-Analysis” and “Delirium Caused by the Anti-Epileptic Zonisamide in a Pediatric Patient with Epilepsy” at the American Psychiatric Association meeting.  Mawuena also presented “Not Just National News: Traumatic Effects of Racially Motivated Violence in Media” at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting; New York, NY; October 2016.

Mili Khandheria was the second author on “Retrospective Study of the Management of Childhood and Adolescent Gender Identity Disorder Using Medroxyprogesterone Acetate”, in the International Journal of Transgenderism. 

Ankit Parmar presented “Telemedicine Wellness, Intervention, Triage, and Referral (TWITR) Project: A Pilot Project to Promote School Safety” at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and presented “Characteristics and Dispositions of Children and Adolescents with Suicidality in Rural and Urban Emergency Departments of Texas” at the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions meeting.

Community Service and Advocacy

Nicholas Heyne was invited to speak at the Cistercian Preparatory School in March 2017 on “Understanding Transgenderism: Focus on the approach and current evidence based treatment modalities” He is currently working on developing a training seminar for the Fort Worth Private School Principals on screening school age children for trauma and PTSD.

Mawuena Agbonyitor spoke at a Dallas Independent School District School Board meeting in support of a proposal to stop suspensions of children from pre-K to 2nd grade.