Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Our department Chairman, Dr. Vaughn McCall hosted and
welcomed our Class of 2024 psychiatry residents to the department.
The Department of Psychiatry Training Director, Dr. Camino and our psychiatry residents
are in Puerto Rico providing psychiatric aid to the victims of recent earthquakes
Dr. Brian Miller presented Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center, topic: immune-based therapies for schizophrenia. UTSMC appreciated
Dr. Miller's informative and scholarly presentation and his ability to interact and
keep their faculties engaged throughout. Congratulations, Dr. Miller!
On December 14, 2019, Dr. and Mrs. Vaughn McCall hosted the annual holiday party.
Our faulty, residents, interns, and staff enjoyed an evening together to relax and
enjoy the holiday season. Thank you Dr. and Mrs. McCall!
Dr. Yee presents during the annual American Association of Emergency Psychiatry's
National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her
presentation topic title: Utility of Medical Screening Labs Prior to Psychiatric Consult: A Look at Emergency
Room Discharges of Psychiatric Patients Congratulations, Dr. Yee!!
In July 2019, Dr. Ara has resigned from the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior.
She has served as an influential mentor to psychiatry residents and will be missed.
June 13, 2019, the Department celebrated the graduation of Residents and Interns.
We are proud of the accomplishments of these individuals and their hard work they
put in for the community and their service to the patients of the University.
In April 2019, at the 2019 Faculty Senate Award Ceremony, Dr. Brian Miller received
the Clinical Science Teaching Award. The Department of Psychiatry & Health Behavior
and the Medical College of Georgia is extremely proud of Dr. Miller's hard work and
contributions to the University, students, residents, and peers.
AU Psychiatry's first Service Day: The day was spent at ECRH, Augusta's state psychiatric
hospital, during which residents organized several activities (art therapy, crafts,
card games, pool, and ping pong) to engage and support patients.
Dr. Youssef (Left) and Dr. John Berg (left) professor at Lovisenberg Diakonal Hospital,
Oslo, Norway during the joint meeting of the European Forum for ECT (EFFECT) and the
Italian Association for Somatic Therapies in Psychiatry (Rome, Italy) where Dr. Youssef
was invited to give an oral presentation on the development of Low Amplitude Seizure