Member News: National Awards for Rabins and Reynolds, Promotion for Lyness

Published Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, professor of psychiatry, will become the senior associate dean for Academic Affairs for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry July 1. Lyness, an AAGP past president, was appointed associate dean for Academic Affairs last year, and has been director of curriculum for medical student education since 2008 and medical director of continuing medical education since 2010.

Congratulations to Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, recipient of the 2012 Research in Geriatric Psychiatry Award from the American College of Psychiatrists. The award honors an individual who has contributed to advancements in the field of geropsychiatry. Rabins is the director of the combined Geriatric Psychiatry Service and Neuropsychiatry Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Much of his career has focused on the assessment and treatment of individuals with dementia; he is widely published on the clinical care of persons with dementia, and co-authored The 36-Hour Day, a guide for the care of Alzheimer’s patients. The award was presented at the college’s annual meeting in Naples, Florida, in February.

Congratulations to Charles F. Reynolds III, MD, winner of the 2012 Jack Weinberg Memorial Award for Geriatric Psychiatry, presented by the American Psychiatric Association at its annual meeting in Philadelphia in May. The award was established in 1983 in memory of past APA President Jack Weinberg, MD, to honor a psychiatrist who has demonstrated special leadership or who has done outstanding work in clinical practice, training, or research in geriatric psychiatry. Reynolds, a past president of AAGP, is the UPMC Endowed Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, and professor of neurology, neuroscience, behavioral and community health sciences, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry.

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