Here are some highlights of the awards and news made by Duke Psychiatry Doctors in 2012:
Steve Szabo, MD
- 2012– Fellowship Recipient: NIAAA and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Program for Residents in Alcohol Research, San Fransisco, CA
- 2012– Research Grant: NARSAD Young Investigator Award - Modeling Seizure-Inducing Therapy with Optogenetics: Elucidating Mechanism of Action
- 2012 – Fellowship Recipient: American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, New York, NY
- 2010 – Junior Investigator Award: American Psychiatric Association (APA) 15th Annual (Honorarium)
- 2010 – Award Winner – NCDEU New Investigator Award – Boca Raton, FL (Honorarium) Combination methyphenidate with delayed release odansetron in treatment of stimulant abuse
Meera Balasubramaniam, MD
- 2012 - Geriatric Mental Health Foundation Honors Scholar
David Karol, MD
- 2012 Recipient of the Department of Medicine House Staff Community Service Award
Congratulations to Dr. Crystal White, Psychiatry resident and Dr. Andrew Muzyk, Med/Psych Pharmacist, for winning the Association of Academic Psychiatry's 2012 Psychiatric Education Award!!! The highly-prized award recognizes their success in creating a novel advanced psychopharmacology curriculum ("BIOPSY") that combines interactive psychopharmacology quizzes using an audience response system, resident review of the psychiatric literature, and conversation with an expert discussant about challenges in practical clinical application. Their names will be added to a list of distinguished educators in Psychiatry.
The award, established in 1988, is given to an outstanding psychiatric educator or an outstanding psychiatric educational project or program in recognition of excellence in psychiatric education with significant impact. The award acknowledges innovative and exemplary psychiatric educators and/or educational programs—at the medical school, residency and faculty development levels, as well as those people and programs involved in educating non-psychiatrists and/or the general public about psychiatry.
Lauren Franz, MBChB, MPH
Eleven Duke physician residents representing nine different departments enrolled in the Documenting Medicine program this year. They presented their final projects, which encompass a wide range of patient and provider stories, in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Psychiatry Resident Jose Ribas created a photographic survey of therapeutic spaces. The Documenting Medicine projects use documentary as a mode of inquiry to highlight the human dimension in healthcare today. For more information about this program, visit: http://www.documentingmedicine.com/ 
Dr. Ribas joins the ranks of physicians like Psychiatry trainee Dr. Jennifer Segura, whose documentary can be found at http://aiopduke.wordpress.com 
Dr. Jennifer Segura, Child and General Psychiatry trainee, has become a documentarian! In an effort to document the patient experience, she picked up a camera and got to work. Check out her website!: http://aiopduke.wordpress.com 
Psychiatry Resident Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, was featured on 60 Minutes. Dr. Dzirasa received his undergraduate degree from University of Maryland Baltimore County, which has built a recognized program in the sciences, and continued his education and career as a physician researcher at Duke. Watch Dr. Dzirasa’s interview at http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388127n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox .