Brian Kirkpatrick (UNC CSP 82-84) has been named chair of psychiatry for the Reno office of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Mahshid Abir (Michigan CSP 09-11, VA Scholar) published an op-ed piece on CNN's website regarding Moore, Oklahoma's difficult road to psychological recovery after such a devastating natural disaster.
Recent alum, Lenard Lesser (UCLA CSP 09-12), published his research on how food advertising for fast food restaurants such as McDonald's and Subways effected young peoples food choices in the Journal of Adolescent Health. His study was also covered on the RWJF homepage and Southern California Public Radio (89.3, KPCC).
Alan Teo (Michigan CSP 11-13) in a recent national study determined that individuals are more likely to develop depression if the quality of their direct relationships was poor, specifically those with unsupportive spouses. The study was published online in PLOS ONE and covered by Health News and the Big News Network.
In a recent Annals of Internal Medicine, Jeffrey Kullgren (Penn CSP 09-11, VA Scholar) and colleagues, determined group-competitive weight loss strategies, where participants compete for monetary awards as a group, results in patients losing more weight than similar programs where individual awards are given out.
Current scholar Ilse Wiechers (Yale CSP 12-14) was recently named Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Political Action Committee (PAC).