5/16/11 Psychiatry Department faculty members receive awards and honors
We would like to congratulate the following Psychiatry Department faculty members who received awards and honors at the American Psychiatric Association 164th Annual Meeting, which was held in Honolulu, Hawaii May 16 – 18, 2011:
Tana Grady-Weliky, M.D.
Special Presidential Commendation Award, awarded posthumously
Roger Dale Walker, M.D.
Special Presidential Commendation Award
Paul Leung, M.D.
Kun-Po Soo Award
Robert McKelvey, M.D.
Distinguished Life Fellow
Michael Resnick, M.D.
Distinguished Life Fellow
George Keepers, M.D.
Bob George, M.D.
David Conant Norville, M.D.
Saskia Hostetler-Lippy, M.D.
Annette Matthews, M.D.
Pritham Raj, M.D.
Tana Grady-Weliky, M.D. - Special Presidential Commendation Award, awarded posthumously
This Special Presidential Commendation is awarded posthumously to Tana A. Grady-Weliky, M.D., in recognition of her outstanding contributions to American psychiatry as a leader, an educator, a mentor and a role model.
November 10, 1962 – January 18, 2011, Dr. Grady-Weliky was born in Wuerzburg, Germany. She earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her residency in General Psychiatry at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Belmont, MA. She was appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in February, 2009. In this position, she oversaw the education f OHSU’s approximately 500 MD students. She was a leader in the APA and Chair of the 2011 Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee.
Roger Dale Walker, M.D. - Special Presidential Commendation Award
This Special Presidential Commendation is awarded to Roger D. Walker, M.D., in recognition of his leadership and dedication to American psychiatry and his lifelong role as an advocate for the mental health needs of the Native-American Community.
Dr. Walker, Cherokee from Oklahoma, is Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. He is Director of the One Sky National Center for American Indian Health, Education and Research. The Center provides expert consultation, training, and technical assistance that facilitates strategic planning and leadership development for optimal health service delivery for tribes and Native communities across North America. Dr. Walker’s career includes numerous research projects, scientific publications, and national presentations focusing on the social determinates of health and behavioral health especially in Indian Country. He has held numerous national leadership roles in the APA relating to these issues and now serves as the President of the Association of American Indian Physicians. He is an advocate for quality medical and mental health services for American Indian people. These advocacy efforts include a national mentorship program for Native health care workers from all disciplines.
Paul Leung, M.D. - Kun-Po Soo Award*
Paul K. Leung, M.D., is a Clinical Professor and Medical Director of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR, where he has worked for over 25 years. Dr. Leung is also the Medical Director of the Chinese Mental Health Clinic which is a part of the Oregon Asian Health & Service Center (AHSC), a clinic he established in 1984 which is now focusing on providing mental health care to Chinese and Korean immigrants. At this time, IPP & AHSC are designated sites by the state and county governments to provide mental health services to the Oregon immigrant and refugee communities. Dr. Leung has contributed to the areas of cultural psychiatry, psychiatric education, forensic psychiatry, and the interface of psychiatry & the Chinese Christian community through his presentations and more than 30 publications. Dr. Leung received his B.S. from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed psychiatry residency training at OHSU.
The Kun-Po Soo Award was established in 1987 to recognize significant contributions toward understanding the impact and import of Asian cultural heritage in areas relevant to psychiatry. The award also seeks to encourage scholarship and research in culture-specific mental health issues and treatments needs of Asian populations and to stimulate scientific exchange on transcultural issues.
This award is selected by the Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities and was presented on Monday, May 16, 2011.
*This award is funded by a grant from the late Kun-Po Soo, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Life Fellows are Distinguished Fellows who have achieved Life status, an honor bestowed on members who, through years of active membership, have demonstrated outstanding loyalty to the Association.
- Robert McKelvey, M.D.
- Michael Resnick, M.D.
Distinguished Fellows are nationally recognized for their demonstrated skill in administrative, education, and clinical settings. They are also noted for volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance and involvement in community activities. Excellence, not mere competence, is the hallmark of an APA Distinguished Fellow.
Life Fellows are Fellows who have achieved Life status, an honor bestowed on members who, through years of active membership, have demonstrated outstanding loyalty to the Association.
- Bob George, M.D.
Fellows have maintained general membership for at least five consecutive years, are certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the American Osteopathic Association and have been recommended by two of their colleagues already holding Fellow, Distinguished Fellow, Life Fellow or Distinguished Life Fellow status.
- David Conant Norville, M.D.
- Saskia Hostetler-Lippy, M.D.
- Annette Matthews, M.D.
- Pritham Raj, M.D.