Horizons – Spring 2014

A publication for friends and supporters of McLean Hospital

April 26, 2014

Devoted—that one word describes so many members of the McLean community.

Great work is happening everywhere you look at McLean—under microscopes, in conference rooms, in our schools, and in our satellite locations. No matter how diverse our backgrounds and back stories, we all share a steadfast commitment to confronting the challenges posed by psychiatric illness.

You will read about several devoted members of the McLean community in this issue of Horizons. They take the form of veteran leaders, rising stars, tireless athletes, and visionary philanthropists. They are diverse in discipline, but kindred in spirit. And they are spreading the message of hope to patients and families across the McLean community and beyond.

Horizons Cover Spring 2014

Van Otterloos Endow Presidency at McLean
McLean President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD, recently accepted one of the highest honors in academic medicine: an endowed chair. Thanks to a $5M gift from its namesakes, Dr. Rauch has been appointed to the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Chair of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital.

Simas and Swan: McLean’s Iron Men
In August 2013, George Simas swam 2.4 miles, biked 112, and ran 26.2 to honor the memory of his long-time friend and mentor—McLean trustee Thomas J. Swan Jr. “Tom was one of a kind,” said Simas, president and chief operating officer of Emerson Swan, a company founded by Swan and his brother Joseph. “He made you feel as if his conversation with you was the most important one he ever had.”

Pope-Hintz Fellowship Fosters Next Generation of Clinician-Researchers
McLean National Council members Edward and Helen Hintz want to ensure training opportunities for dually skilled clinician-researchers for generations to come. They established the Pope-Hintz Endowed Fellowship in honor of Harrison “Skip” Pope Jr., MD, MPH, to do just that.

Question and Answer: Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Psychotic Disorders
April marked the fifth anniversary of the launch of McLean’s Division of Psychotic Disorders. We checked in with Division Chief Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, to learn more about the latest developments, greatest challenges, and most exciting endeavors of the division.

Horizons is published by the McLean Hospital Development Office.

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