Dr. Gary Gala presented with 2012 Alan Stoudemire Award

Gala, GaryCongratulations to Dr. Gary Gala, who was presented with the 2012 Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in Psychosomatic Medicine Education for his work with the Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Group!!

Dr. Gala and Dr. Dan Moseley (UNC Philosophy department and also a 2012 Alan Stoudemire Award recipient), co-founded the Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Group with the goal of “promoting interdisciplinary discussions and research at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry.” The group consists of faculty, graduate students, medical students and residents from the Departments of Philosophy and Schools of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, as well as practicing clinicians and therapists in the Research Triangle Area.

The Alan Stoudemire Award is given to a program for creatively educating medical students, residents, and/or fellows in a consultation-liaison/psychosomatic medicine educational program that is outstanding by virtue of excellence, innovation, and impact. The award is presented to the individual(s) representing the program, and is announced as a prize poster at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine annual meeting. It is named after Alan Stoudemire, MD, FAPM, a highly respected clinician and educator and prolific author and editor. More information about the award and Dr. Stoudemire can be found here.

Additional information about the Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry Group, including upcoming meetings, can be found at http://uncchphilosophyandpsychiatry.wordpress.com/