Six Members of the Department’s Faculty and Staff Honored for University Service

Six members of the department were honored at the Stony Brook University Service Awards Dinner on May 6, 2013, celebrating a total of 170 years of service to the University.

Kenneth Gadow, PhD, who received an award for 35 years of service, began his career at Stony Brook as an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program. Since 1987 he has been Professor of Psychiatry and, since 1999, Director of Clinical Research at the Cody Center for Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Pediatrics.

Arthur Stone, PhD also received an award for 35 years of service. Dr. Stone came to the department in 1978 as a Research Scientist in the Long Island Research Institute after completing a doctoral degree in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Stony Brook. Today he is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute.

Judith Crowell, MD, who received an award for 25 years of service, joined the faculty of the Child and Adolescent Division in 1987 as an Assistant Professor. In 1993 she was named Director of Training and founded the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. She was appointed Professor of Psychiatry in 2002 and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Psychology. Dr. Crowell has been a Senior Scientist at the Judge Baker Children’s Center of the Harvard Medical School since 2008 and is the Principal Investigator on an NIA grant on Physical health in midlife: Influences of adversities and relationships.

Joseph Schwartz, PhD also received an award for 25 years of service. Dr. Schwartz became an Assistant Professor of Research Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in 1987 and Associate Professor in Psychiatry and with a joint appointment in Sociology in 1988. He became a tenured Professor in 2003. The author of more than 300 peer reviewed journal articles, Dr. Schwartz has been a Visiting Professor of Behavioral Medicine in Medicine and Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center since 2010.

Mark Sedler, MD began his career at Stony Brook University in 1983 as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry after completing a fellowship at Harvard’s McLean Hospital. Dr. Sedler was appointed Head of Adult Clinical Services in 1993, Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs and Acting Chairman in 1994, and Chairman of the Department in 1997. He served as Chair until 2012. He was appointed Professor in 2010.

Angela Smith, MS came to Stony Brook as a Research Assistant in the School of Dental Medicine and transferred to the Department of Psychiatry 1987 to assist Dr. Lynn DeLisi as an Instructional Support Specialist to set up a laboratory to study the genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Today she is the administrative coordinator of the Consultation Liaison Program and the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program and assists with research grants administration.

Department Chair, Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, commended the awardees. “Their contribution extends far beyond years of service,” Dr. Parsey said. “The work performed by these outstanding professionals has advanced our understanding of psychiatric disorders, educated a new generation of physicians and research scientists, and introduced new clinical services in our community. They have earned our deepest appreciation.”