April 13, 2018

Psychiatry Faculty Honored

Dr. Margaret Weiss Named to School Safety Panel

Margaret Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.Margaret Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed to the Arkansas School Safety Commission. The 18-member group, which met for the first time on March 13, has been commissioned by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to assess the security of Arkansas’ schools and make recommendations accordingly.

The commissioners will evaluate school designs, safety and security policies, emergency plans and policies, school counseling and mental health issues. They will also look at school-security data, including issues such as single-point entry, electronic access badges, and school resource officers. The commission’s initial report is due to Gov. Hutchinson on July 1.


Dr. Jeffrey Clothier Honored by APA

Jeffrey Clothier, M.D.Jeffrey Clothier, M.D., Professor and Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Psychiatric Research Institute, has been named a Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

As the APA’s highest membership honor, the Distinguished Fellowship recognizes outstanding psychiatrists who have also made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in multiple areas such as administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance and community involvement. Dr. Clothier will be honored at a May 7 ceremony at the APA’s annual meeting in New York City.