Updates from the Department of Psychiatry

2019 Annual Report Headlines

April 2015

Team Led by Al Alam, MD Reports on Case of Neuromyelitis Optica Presenting with Psychosis and Catatonia

April 27, 2015

Adeeb Yacoub, MD Selected for Membership in National Medical Honor Society

April 23, 2015

Kyle Lapidus, MD, PhD Receives Grant to Study Neurobiology of Depression and Its Treatment

April 23, 2015

Lawrence Morin, PhD Traces a Path to Sleep through the Eye

April 21, 2015

Lucian Manu, MD Takes a New Approach as Interim Director of CPEP

April 6, 2015

March 2015

Two Members of the Department Faculty Selected for Outstanding Teaching Award

March 31, 2015

All Six Residency Training Slots Filled on Match Day

March 26, 2015

Inpatient Psychiatry Earns Hospital’s iCARE Award For Excellence In Quality

March 23, 2015

Psychiatry and Medicine Launch Integrated Early Intervention Program

March 18, 2015

Jeisson Fontecha Hernandez, MD Joins Consultation and Liaison Team

March 18, 2015

Online Psychiatry Resources Guide Available through Health Sciences Library

March 11, 2015

Lory Bright-Long, MD Appointed Medical Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center of Long Island

March 6, 2015

Kenneth Gadow, PhD and Colleagues Explore Clinical Correlates of Impairment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

March 3, 2015

Lama Bazzi, MD Elected to American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees

March 2, 2015

February 2015

Mark Lerman, DO, MPS Joins Faculty as Clinical Educator and Quality Assurance Liaison

February 12, 2015

Department Intern, Ien Li, a Finalist in Intel Science Talent Search

February 2, 2015

January 2015


January News Updates


David Hsu, PhD Joins Faculty to Conduct Research on Affective Disorders

January 28, 2015

December 2014

New Study by Leighann Litcher-Kelly, PhD Links Psychological Distress to New-Onset Upper GI Symptoms in World Trade Center Responders

December 16, 2014

Psychiatry and Psychology Programs at Stony Brook Rank Among the Best in the World

December 2, 2014

Andrew Moran’s Illustration Featured on Cover of Mental Illness Awareness Week Brochure

December 1, 2014

November 2014

Department Researchers Receive Grant to Study Links Between PTSD and Lower Respiratory Symptoms in WTC Responders

November 24, 2014

Presentations by Deborah Weisbrot, MD on Differential Diagnosis, School Violence and Childhood Trauma

November 20, 2014

Multisite Study Reveals Distinct Risk Factor Profile for Youth with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

November 17, 2014

Al Alam, MD Reviews COPD in the Treatment of Psychiatric Patients

November 13, 2014

Adam Gonzalez, PhD and Brittain Mahaffey, PhD Present Mind-Body Research at Integrative Medicine Research Forum

November 12, 2014

Paul Mitrani, MD, PhD Appointed Director of Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service

November 10, 2014

October 2014

Donna Donoghue, MD Provides Pointers on Depression at Women’s Health Day

October 27, 2014

E. Victoria Rundberg Rivera, MD, Retiring to St. Croix

October 20, 2014

September 2014

Putting It All Together: Kyle Lapidus, MD, PhD Arrives at Stony Brook to Conduct Translational Research

September 30, 2014

Research by Lawrence Morin, PhD and Keith Studholme Advances Knowledge of Nonvisual Effects of Light on Animals

September 23, 2014

Lama Bazzi, MD Appointed to Direct the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program

September 22, 2014

Adam Gonzalez, PhD Receives Two New Grants for Work with Disaster Responders

September 19, 2014

Laura Kunkel, MD Quoted by Fox News on Use of Antidepressants During Pregnancy

September 17, 2014

Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD Presents Annual Report on the Department of Psychiatry

September 10, 2014

August 2014

Constantine Ioannou, MD and Jenna Taglienti, MD To Direct Residency Training Program

August 21, 2014

July 2014

Clinical Psychologist Nehal Vadhan, PhD Joins the Faculty

July 30, 2014

Gabrielle Carlson, MD Elected to American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Council

July 28, 2014

Michael Schwartz, MD Leaving Stony Brook for a "Fantastic Opportunity"

July 24, 2014

Fred Friedberg Warns Against Overstating Recovery Results in Studies of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

July 23, 2014

Study by Adam Gonzalez, PhD and Colleagues Highlights Significant Relations Between Pain and Smoking among Lung and Colorectal Cancer Patients

July 17, 2014

Sharon Wilkerson, LCSW-R Joins Staff of Outpatient Department

July 17, 2014

Onward and Upward: Andrew Francis, MD, PhD Leaves Stony Brook

July 14, 2014

Adam Gonzalez, PhD Promoted to Rank of Assistant Professor

July 10, 2014

Harold Pass, PhD Quoted in Article on Advantages of Families Eating Together

July 10, 2014

Ramin Parsey, MD, PhD, Presents Latest Research on a Promising Biomarker for Depression

July 8, 2014

Roman Kotov, PhD Promoted to Associate Professor

July 3, 2014

Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Seven First Year Residents

July 3, 2014

Jeffrey Hall, MD, MS Appointed Chief Resident

July 2, 2014

Constantine Ioannou, MD Joins the Faculty as Director of Adult Inpatient Services

July 1, 2014

Study by Kenneth Gadow, PhD and Colleagues Advances Understanding of Genetic Risk Factors for Depression in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 1, 2014