Recent Highlights:

  • In Context Profile of Eric Reiman, MD, professor of Psychiatry, outlining his career and efforts to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease was published online June 30, 2017.
     
  • ​Shelley Uram, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry, recently published a book entitled “Essential Living: A Guide to Having Happiness and Peace by Reclaiming Your Essential Self.” It is available through Health Communications, Inc.
     
  • The Psychiatry Clerkship Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, awarded by the Class of 2018, recognizes the superior teaching and professionalism across our clinical sites supporting our third-year students.
     
  • House Officer of the Year Award in Psychiatry was awarded by the Class of 2018 to PGY2 Jeff Burrow, MD, of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Psychiatry Residency, recognizing his enthusiasm and exemplary professionalism as an inspiration to our Clerkship students.
     
  • Arizona Psychiatric Society Annual Meeting Poster Awards were received by the following UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Psychiatry Residency Program faculty and trainees:
     
    • 1st Place: Wanda Shao, DO, Shehzad Ayub, DO, et al. for “QT Prolongation and TDP Associated with Psychiatric Medications.”
       
    • 3rd Place: Jeff Burrow, MD, Larry Mecham, DO, and Amal Sharifi, MD, for “A Case Study of An Atypical Antipsychotic and Benzodiazepine Used to Treat Catatonia.”
       
  • Dr. Shao also received the APS Resident Recognition Award and her team’s “QT Prolongation” poster received 1st Place at the citywide 21st Annual Academic Excellence Day for Residents’ Research held on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus May 3, 2017.
     
  • PGY3 Psychiatry Residents Trace Cochran, MD, and Scott Kirkorsky, MD, recently completed the year-long Banner – UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Leadership Program for Residents.
     
  • The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Clinical Department Award — awarded at the Senior Celebration Luncheon — was given to Weihua Chen, MD, Class of 2017. Weihua will begin his Psychiatry Residency at Maricopa Integrated Health System this summer.