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Recent Announcements & Recognitions

Dr. Grant and Supervisor Nathan FletcherSan Diego County Board of Supervisors declared May 21, 2019 as "Dr. Igor Grant Day". Congratulations to Dr. Grant! Photo of Dr. Grant and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher honoring Dr. Grant during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Marc NormanCongratulations to JDP faculty member, Dr. Marc Norman, for becoming the new Executive Director of the International Neuropsychological Society! Read the full announcement here.

Dinner with Nasrallah
Dr Henry Nasrallah, Professor and Chairman, Sydney W. Souers Endowed Chair, delivers the first Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Annual Endowed Lecture in Psychiatry and Neuroscience on April 23, 2019. Read more about his visit here.

Abigail ClarkCongratulations to Abigail Clark, MD, PhD, a 1st year Resident, for receiving the 2019 UCSD SOM Humanism in Medicine Resident Award in Psychiatry! This award is given to those who exemplify a compassionate, dedicated, and humanistic approach to patient care and serve as role models for others.

Robert AnthenelliExecutive Vice Chair and Professor, Robert Anthenelli, M.D., named as Department’s Interim Chair
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Igor and Joann GrantIn honor of the department’s milestone anniversary, the Grants have established the Dr. Igor and JoAnn Grant Chair in Psychiatry.
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Juan MolinaCongratulations to Juan Molina, MD, a 3rd year Research Track Resident, for receiving the American Psychiatric Association / APA Foundation SAMHSA Funded Minority Fellowship for the 2019‐2020 academic year! This is a one-year resident fellowship, which grants awardees $25,000 to be used towards their proposed project and related expenses.

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In Memoriam

Mike Bloom
From Igor Grant, MD, Department Chair: It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Mike Bloom, our very longtime Vice Chair for Administration and Business Manager of the Department of Psychiatry. Mike passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 after an almost 4 year battle with cancer. The Department of Psychiatry has established the Mike Bloom Staff Excellence Award, which on an annual basis will recognize a Department of Psychiatry staff member whose exemplary performance reflects Mike’s values and contributions. Details of a memorial service will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers the family requests gifts be made to the North Coast Repertory Theater.
Please join me in wishing his wife, Mary Anne and Mike’s family our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful person.
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Dr. Lew Judd
From Igor Grant, MD, Department Chair: With great sadness I want to share that Lew Judd, our Chair from 1977 to 2013, passed away on December 16, 2018. We will celebrate his incredible contributions, not just to our Department, School, and University, but the field of Mental Health internationally in the new year. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to one of the following: The Department of Psychiatry Lewis L. Judd Recognition Fund or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Here are links to the NAMI national office and the NAMI San Diego chapter. Please join me in wishing our sincere condolences to Professor Patricia Judd and family.

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