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Charles F. Moore, MD, medical director of McLean SouthEast Adolescent Services, was recently awarded the prestigious 2019 Jonathan O. Cole Award.
This annual award—established in 2006, thanks to a gift from the Fleetwing Charitable Foundation—honors Dr. Cole, a former McLean psychiatrist renowned for his pioneering research on the use of medications to treat psychiatric illnesses. The award is intended to recognize individuals who embody many of Cole’s notable personal and professional qualities, including a dedication to excellence, humility, compassion, innovation, perseverance, creativity, and a willingness to be unconventional.
“I am very grateful to be allowed into some of the most meaningful and important parts of children’s and their families’ lives,” said Moore. “Our personal lives and emotional struggles are unique to each of us, and the care must reflect that individuality. This award honors that creative healing endeavor, and I am happy to be a part of an organization that fosters meaningful treatment.”
As this year’s recipient—selected by McLean Hospital President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD, and key leadership across the hospital—Moore receives a discretionary monetary award to support clinical, research, or training activities. Previous recipients include J. Alexander Bodkin, MD, Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD, Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD, Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, Joseph Gold, MD, and Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD, and Joseph Stoklosa, MD.
Rauch said that Moore has exemplified Cole’s ideals through his “dedication to serving the many young people and families who turn to McLean SouthEast in their time of need.” Rauch also noted Moore’s leadership in the McLean community and his instrumental role in the success of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project, an initiative that aims “to improve access to treatment for children with behavioral health needs and their families by making child psychiatry services accessible to primary care providers across Massachusetts.”
Moore has decided to use the monetary award to support the education and training of clinicians at McLean’s OCD Institute.
“McLean’s OCD Institute features a fantastic, dedicated group of clinicians who excel because of great unique training and by keeping up with the latest advances in OCD care,” said Moore. “The award will help maintain this tradition of advanced education excellence.”