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June 2014 -  Dr. Bogan Brooks (Medical Student Clerkship Director) was selected as this year’s faculty inductee to the USA Chapter of the Gold Humanism Society.  The Gold Humanism Society honors those who have demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

June 2014 - At our annual graduation party, Dr. Teresa Dolphin-Shaw (PGY2) received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award, and Dr. Bogan Brooks received the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award. 

June 2014 -  Dr. Ronald Franks (Acting Chair) was installed as the Medical Association of the State of Alabama’s president at the 2014 MASA Annual Session, which was held in Destin, Florida. Dr. Franks served as MASA president-elect this past year.

May 2014 - Drs. J. Luke Engeriser, James Hart, William Billett, and Bogan Brooks all received the Red Sash Award from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine's graduating class of 2014.  Medical students vote for the faculty they feel were most valuable to their education. 

May 2014 - Dr. Christina Talerico (PGY1) was elected the American Medical Association (AMA) Women Physicians Section (WPS) Governing Council Resident and Fellows Section Representative.  This position, to be held for a two-year term, will officially commence upon the conclusion of the 2014 AMA Annual Meeting this June.  

May 2014 - Dr. J. Luke Engeriser was awarded the 2014 American Psychiatric Association Assembly Resident-Fellow Section Mentor Award at the APA Annual Meeting.   

May 2014 - Dr. Mark Haygood (PGY4) was elected the American Psychiatric Association Area 5 Early Career Psychiatrist (ECP) Deputy Representative at the APA Annual Meeting.  This is a four  year term, and Mark will serve our region as the ECP Deputy Representative for two years and as the ECP Representative the following two years.  Mark will be representing our region which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (excluding suburban DC), West Virginia, and the Uniformed Services.

May 2014 - Dr. Candes Dotson (PGY2) was elected the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Area 5 Resident-Fellow Member (RFM) Deputy Representative at the APA Annual Meeting.  This is a two year term, and Candes will serve as the RFM Deputy Representative this year and as the RFM Representative next year.  Candes will be representing our region which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico,  South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (excluding suburban DC), West Virginia, and the Uniformed Services.

April 2014 - Dr. Sandra Parker (Vice-Chair) was installed as President of the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association.  Dr. Parker served as President-Elect of the APPA this past year. 

Dr. J. Luke Engeriser (Program Director) was elected as secretary of the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association.  This is a two year term.  Dr. Engeriser previously served as the treasurer of the APPA the past four years. 

October 2013 - The Department of Psychiatry received notification from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that its application for a Child and Adolescent and Psychiatry Fellowship was approved.  The new fellowship will start in July 2014, and Dr. Eddie Finn has been named as the Fellowship Director.

October 2013 -  Congratulations to our residents for once again showing their dedication to our profession by achieving the distinction of being a member of the American Psychiatric Association 100% Club! This year, the APA has introduced different levels of 100% club membership: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. The University of South Alabama is proud to have achieved the Platinum designation in the first year it is available by having been a 100% residency for each of the past five years.

June 2013 - Dr. Eddie Finn (Child and Adolescent Fellowship Director) received the University of South Alabama College of Allied Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies Clinical Instructor of the Year Award

June 2013 - At our annual graduation party, Dr. J. Clint Moore (PGY2) received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award, and Dr. James Hart received the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.

May 2013 - Drs. J. Luke Engeriser, James Hart, and Bogan Brooks all received the Red Sash Award from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine's graduating class of 2013.  Medical students vote for the professor they feel was most valuable to their education. 

April 2013 - Mark Haygood was elected as next year's Chair of the Assembly Committee of Member-in-Training Representatives (ACOM) of the American Psychiatric Association. The Assembly Committee of Members-in-Training (or ACOM) provides Assembly representation for members of the American Psychiatric Association who are enrolled in psychiatric residency and fellowship training programs.
 

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