Dr. Israel Liberzon, founder and head of the Department of Psychiatry at @TAMUMedicine, is leading a team funded by the National Institutes of Health (@NIHGov) to provide evidence-based trauma care for the Ukrainian people. It`s been over a year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Liberzon explains, "It`s horrific what the Ukrainian people have endured - there are hundreds of thousands of traumatized people. It`s a mental health catastrophe."
The team will partner with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy to train mental health professionals in Ukraine and research the most effective interventions. Additional partners of the team are: the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (@UTHealthHouston); the University of Michigan (@UofMichigan); Emory University (@EmoryUniversity); and the Medical University of South Carolina (@MedUnivSC).
Image courtesy of Humanity & Inclusion. Read more: tx.ag/UkraineMentalHealthSupport
For our next group of honorees from our Faculty and Staff Awards, we have the Outstanding Staff Awards. Congratulations to Alicia Gore, Darla McPherson, Sharon Alderete, Erin Herbrich, and Rose Mastrangelo! #FacultyAndStaffAwards
Continuing with our Faculty and Staff Awards, we have the Research Excellence Awards and the Judy Smith Award. Congratulations to Philip West, PhD, for receiving the Research Excellence Award: Junior Investigator, Jun Wang, PhD, for the Research Excellence Award: Senior Investigator, and Julie Baker for the Judy Smith Award. #FacultyAndStaffAwards
Our school has recently been ranked 44th Best Medical School: Primary Care, in the U.S News and World Report`s Best Graduate Schools for 2023-2024, rising more than 50 spots from last year`s report. @TAMUMedicine Dean Dr. Amy Waer, says, "We are very proud of our efforts to grow primary care in both our urban and rural locations throughout the state. This ranking emphasizes our dedication not only to our students but also to our communities through our research and innovations to address the health care challenges of today and the future.” Read more: tx.ag/USNewsWorldReport @TAMUHealth
As the academic year closes out, we want to place a spotlight on the amazing work of our faculty and staff. We recently got the chance to celebrate them at our Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony, and are incredibly proud of our recipients for enriching the medical field with their work! Kicking things off with Teaching Awards, we extend warm congratulations to Leslie Day, PhD, for receiving the R. Kelly Hester Distinguished Teaching Award, Hector Chapa, MD, for the Distinguished Teaching Award for Clinical Education, and Chetan Jinadatha, MD, for the Distinguished Teaching Award for Medical Residency and Fellowship.
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