Steve Schlozman has an article entitled Psychiatric Drugs:
The NewPharmacopoeia published in Newsweek (5/1/05): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7773834/site/newsweek/.
He also recently addressed the Northeast Regional UNOS meeting
regarding developmental challenges in solid organ transplantation.
On April 9, 2005, Dr. Richard Goldberg
was a featured speaker at Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital,
and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital incommemoration of the fiftieth
anniversary of the Salk Polio Vaccine and thepolio patients and
health professionals who cared for them. Other speakers were Dr.
Tenley Albright, the Olympic Gold Medalist figure skating champion,
and Dr. Julie Silver, director of the International Rehabilitation
Center for Polio,affiliated with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Darin Dougherty and his colleagues are pleased with
the results of the first brain scans ever done on people while
they wrestled with their anger. Probing Inappropriate Rage
, Looking into Angry Brains, By William J. Cromie, Harvard
News Office http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2004/08.26/01-anger.html
Dr. Ted Stern received the Phillip L. Isenberg
Teaching Award (the overall best teacher award) from the 2004
graduating class of the MGH/McLean Adult Residency Training Program;
it was the third time he has received the best teacher award.
He is the President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
The Avery D. Weisman, M.D. Psychiatric Consultation Service: The 2004 Winner of the Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in Consultation-Liaison Education
The Psychiatric Consultation Service at the Massachusetts General
Hospital (MGH), under the direction of Theodore A. Stern, M.D.,
FAPM, is, and has been, a key player in our institution's training
of psychiatric residents, psychiatric fellows, and medical students.
Moreover, it has served as a template for the Academy of Psychosomatic
Medicine's (APM's) “Recommended Guidelines for Consultation-Liaison
Psychiatry Training in Psychiatry Residency Programs.
Founded in 1956 by Avery Weisman, and with one psychiatric
resident, Tom Hackett, the service performed 130 consultations
in its first year. Over the years several hundred residents
and students have been actively involved on our service; more
than 75 fellows have graduated from our Fellowship program.
It has guided our trainees to the essentials of consultation
psychiatry, and provided them with an in-depth curriculum of
neuropsychiatry. We have been blessed by brilliant and charismatic
leaders, e.g., Avery Weisman, Tom Hackett, Ned Cassem, and George
Despite the reduction in hospital beds, our service performs
nearly 3,000 initial consultations per year (as well as several
thousand additional follow-up visits) on medical and surgical
inpatients. We consult on 8%-10% of all adults admitted to the
Three functions provided by our consultation service are patient
care, teaching, and research; joint research projects with members
of other disciplines have been the cornerstone of larger ones,
and have cemented relationships with members of other medical
disciplines. Each case is reviewed at rounds (two hours long,
three times each week for residents; one-hour long, four days
per week for fellows) and bedside teaching is a mainstay of
teaching. Observation of a variety of interviewing styles is
encouraged; unique styles of bedside teaching invigorate the
process. At the beginning of the rotation a 25-hour series of
introductory lectures on practical aspects of consultation psychiatry
Each trainee also delivers two formal (45-minute) reviews of
the literature that are elaborated on by a senior discussant.
These weekly Psychosomatic Conferences not only produce presentations
of high quality but they lead to improved speaking skills and
to professional publications. Moreover, they form the beginning
of specialized interests and expertise for residents and fellows.
Lectures are also provided each month to medical house officers
on topics at the interface of medicine, primary care, and psychiatry.
Dr. William Pirl has received the APOS New Investigator Award for his work in Psycho-oncology research. He will be receiving his award and presenting at the APOS meeting in Orlando later in January 2004.
Dr. Paula K. Rauch was awarded
the Compassionate Caregiver Award at the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center
for her work with the PACT program and the Child Consultation
Service. Dr. Rauch's work has been vital to many children and
families while they struggle with serious illness.
Behavioral Medicine Program in the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine has been established under the Directorship of Steven Safren, Ph.D.
Congratulations to Dr. Ted Stern on his appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The Division is enriched by his scholarship and teaching. Dr. Stern now joins Dr. Ned Cassem as one of 2 full Professors in our Division.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Psychosomatic/Consultation Psychiatry Fellowship please reference the following link: www2.massgeneral.org/allpsych/FellowshipProgram/PSYCHOSOMATICfellowship_home.htm