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The Department of Psychiatry is very pleased to share the following News from across our Missions of Education, Research, and Patient Care.

Will Goette Receives NAN Diversty Poster Award

October 1, 2020 -- Congratulations to Will Goette, winner of the National Academy of Neuropsychology Diversity Poster Award for “Latent classes of cognitively normal individuals have unique relationships between demographic and neuropsychological variables”!

Excel and Engage Conference 2020

September 26, 2020 -- The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Engage and Excel Conference for community leaders, mental health professionals, law enforcement, private employers, health systems, and stakeholders committed to improve mental health services, held virtually October 1-2, 2020, featured several speakers from UT Southwestern Psychiatry:

Faculty Member Election into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Dr. Trello-Rishel

September 25, 2020 -- Dr. Kathlene Trello-Rishel has been elected into Alpha Omega Alpha as a faculty member nominee from the UT Southwestern Gamma Chapter, a remarkable, distinguished honor granted only to faculty who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, high professionalism, leadership, and gifted teaching.

Dr. Bernice Yau Is NNCI Scholar

Bernice Yau

September 23, 2020 -- Dr. Bernice Yau, a postgraduate-year 2 psychiatry resident on the research track, has been selected as a 2020-21 NNCI Scholar for her accomplishments and her potential as a neuroscience educator by the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI). Over the next year she will work closely with an NNCI mentor to develop teaching resources.  

New Co-Chiefs for Psychiatry at Parkland

Co-Chiefs of Psychiatry for Parkland Hospital


September 23, 2020 -- We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pedro Fernandez and Dr. Joe Kwon as permanent Co-Chiefs of Psychiatry for Parkland Hospital. Drs. Fernandez and Kwon have done stellar work as interim co-chiefs during a most challenging time, and we are delighted that they have agreed to accept these roles permanently.

D CEO’s 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Award Finalist: Dr. Trivedi

Madhukar Trivedi

September 21, 2020 -- Dr. Madhukar Trivedi has been named one of four finalists for D CEO’s 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Awards, in the category of Outstanding Health System Innovator! This extremely competitive program honors individuals, companies, and organizations in the region’s formidable healthcare sector, plus corporate wellness initiatives across all industries. Dr. Trivedi will be recognized in a special feature in the December issue of D CEO and at an exclusive event later this year.

Dr. Rosetti Elected National Academy of Neuropsychology Secretary

Dr. Heidi Rosetti

August 28, 2020 -- Congratulations to Dr. Heidi Rossetti, who has been elected Secretary of the National Academy of Neuropsychology! This honor reflects well upon Dr Rossetti’s leadership and organizational skills and continues a strong legacy of UT Southwestern faculty in NAN leadership over the years!

Dr. Pershern Elected to UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers

Dr. Lindsey Pershern

August 26, 2020 -- Congratulations to Dr. Lindsey Pershern on her election to the UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT)! Election to SWAT reflects Dr. Pershern's amazing record of course leadership in the medical school, curriculum building in the residency, generous mentorship, unwavering dedication to the professional development of students and residents, and  demonstration of the highest standards as a clinical role model.

Dr. Carol A. Tamminga Receives Gold Medal Award

Dr. Carol Tamminga

August 21, 2020 -- Congratulations to our Chair, Dr. Carol A. Tamminga, on receiving the Gold Medal Award! This award is the highest distinction in science offered by the Society of Biological Psychiatry to honor pioneering contributions to the field and for significant and sustained work that advances and extends knowledge in biological psychiatry. Listen to the presentation of the award and Dr. Tamminga's reflections on her remarkable and inspiring career.

Clinical Psychology Internship Accreditation

August 14, 2020 -- We are happy to announce that the American Psychological Association has accredited the Internship in Clinical Psychology for 10 years (the highest level). This accreditation is due to our incredible trainees and amazing, dedicated supervisors and staff!

American Psychological Association Fellow

Dr. Laura Lacritz

August 11, 2020 -- We are very proud to announce our latest Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Laura Lacritz, Ph.D., who adds to the growing number of APA Fellows in our Department!

Outstanding Publication of the Year

Kipp Pietrantonio

August 6, 2020 -- Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D., and colleagues won the APA Division 17 Supervision and Training Award for Outstanding Publication of the Year for their paper "It Takes Money to Make Money: Inequity in Psychology Graduate Student Borrowing and Financial Stressors," published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology. This award is designed to honor the authors and publication that significantly advances the field’s knowledge of supervision and training in counseling and counseling psychology.

AAP Early Career Development Award

Rachel Russo

August 3, 2020 -- Rachel Russo, M.D., has received the 2020 Early Career Development Award from the Association for Academic Psychiatry, a very high achievement. The selection process places a great value on outstanding leaders, educators, researchers, and clinicians in the field of psychiatry, and Dr. Russo was selected from a very strong set of applicants.

AAN Top Science Abstract

August 1, 2020 -- The American Academy of Neurology noted Dr. Mathew Stokes' abstract "Do Learning Disorders Impact Clinical Measures Following Concussions?" as a top science abstract at its Sports Concussion Virtual Conference. Watch the press conference where it was discussed (coverage starts at about the 12-minute mark of the video).

Psychometrist of the Year

Judy Shaw

July 30, 2020 -- Congratulations to Judy Shaw, Chief Psychometrist in the Neuropsychology Clinic, who received the Psychometrist of the Year award by the Board of Certified Psychometrists. This national recognition is well deserved and a great reflection of her nearly 30 years of service and dedication to the field and to Neuropsychology at UT Southwestern. Judy's caring demeanor, clinical excellence, organization, attention to detail, and contributions to patient care, student training, and research have set a high bar. We are fortunate to have her as part of the UT Southwestern family and very proud of her!

New Oral Examiner for ABPP Clinical Psychology Board

Dr. Joseph Trombello

July 22, 2020 -- We congratulate Joseph M. Trombello, Ph.D., ABPP, who has been selected to be an oral examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psychology board.

Carmen Miller Michael Award Winners

CMM Awardees

July 13, 2020 -- We are pleased and proud to announce the recipients of this year's Carmen Miller Michael Award. This award was established by one of our long-time faculty members, Dr. Carmen Miller Michael, who established an award for a Psychology graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship, scholarship, and involvement in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and beyond at UT Southwestern. This year we had two stellar students deserving of the Award, and we are proud to announce that the awardees are Katie Munro and Jeff Schaffert! Both will be pursuing their careers in neuropsychology and starting postdoctoral fellowships in the fall.

2020 Dissertation Award

Katie Munro

July 3, 2020 -- Katie Munro, one of the Chief Residents in our Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, has received the 2020 Dissertation Award from the Dallas Psychological Association. Her dissertation, “Elucidating the Impact of Previous Head Injury on Cognition, Brain Structure, and Pathophysiology in Cognitively Normal Individuals Across the Adult Lifespan,” represents a unique multidimensional exploration of the role of prior concussion on brain structure and function later in life. Her mentors are Dr. Denise Park (UT Dallas) and Dr. C. Munro Cullum.

2020 Early Career Psychologist Service Award

June 16, 2020 -- Alice Ann Holland, Ph.D., was selected for the 2020 Early Career Psychologist Service Award by the American Board of Professional Psychology. This nationally competitive award recognizes early career psychologists who have demonstrated exceptional service to the field of psychology.

New Director of Community and Faculty Education

Dr. Lindsey Pershern

May 26, 2020 -- Lindsey Pershern, M.D., has been appointed as the Director of Community and Faculty Education for the Department of Psychiatry. In this role, Dr. Pershern will develop new programs and potential synergies among departmental activities in faculty education, continuing education and community outreach.​

Dr. Camp receives Jake Tobolowsky Professorship in Psychiatry

Dr. Molly Camp

May 13, 2020 -- Molly Camp, M.D., has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Jake Tobolowsky Professorship in Psychiatry, in Memory of Helen B. Tobolowsky and in Honor of Dr. David M. Tobolowsky. This endowment was established in 1995 but recently redesignated to a professorship. It recognizes the commitment of Dr. David M. Tobolowsky to the practice of adult and geriatric psychiatry and serves as a lasting tribute to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tobolowsky. The funds will support Geriatric Psychiatry education, including special seminars, travel awards for residents, and enhanced training opportunities for fellows.