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Ross J. Baldessarini, MD: Celebrating a Pioneer

Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, originally thought he wanted to be an industrial organic chemist, not a doctor. The prospect of medical school didn’t thrill the Williams College chemistry major. He found it to be more like a trade school than an academic endeavor, not to mention it being “cutthroat and nasty.” But after a company he worked for one summer laid off 80 percent of its...

McLean’s Kathryn Eve Lewandowski Wins the 2018 Science to Practice Award

For her years of work in the field of cognitive remediation, Kathryn Eve Lewandowski, PhD, will be recognized with the 2018 Science to Practice Award. Created in 2013, the award is given annually to “individuals who have done exemplary work taking cognitive remediation from the research lab to the clinical practice setting.” Lewandowski, director of clinical programming for the McLean...

Dost Öngür Named William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry

Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, has been promoted to the rank of full professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and has also been selected to serve as the William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Öngür’s impressive and substantial contributions to psychiatric knowledge, to McLean Hospital, and to Harvard Medical School make him the natural choice to be installed in...

Joseph Stoklosa, MD, Named 2018 Recipient of the Jonathan O. Cole Award

Joseph Stoklosa, MD, clinical director of McLean’s Psychotic Disorders Division and assistant program director of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Jonathan O. Cole Award. The annual award—established in 2006, thanks to a gift from the Fleetwing Charitable Foundation—honors Dr. Cole, a former McLean psychiatrist,...

Hospital Without Walls for Individuals With Chronic Mental Illness

McLean Hospital’s Chloe Pedalino, LICSW, says that individuals receive “wraparound care while they’re in the hospital, but they don’t always get that care after discharge.” This is one reason McLean is launching its new Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT). The program will bring coordinated, flexible, and customized mental health care to people with...

Family Funds Space for Young Patients to Gather and Heal

Andrew Smith was an avid sports fan. Always a contrarian, he rooted for the team his family wasn’t supporting. He had a quirky sense of humor, loved chatting on the phone, and taking long walks, often stopping for pizza. When he died in 2011 at age 30, after struggling for years with schizophrenia, his family wanted to honor Andrew’s efforts to find his way in the world. Every year...

A Space Young Adults Can Call Their Own

According to social worker Hilary Bye, young adults who have been recently diagnosed with mental illness need more than just treatment. While medications and therapy are important, people need “socialization, wellness, and a sense of community.” However, programs aimed at these needs are hard to find. McLean’s new WellSpace program—made possible thanks to philanthropic...

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

The first psychiatric patient I evaluated—42 years ago—presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that assessment. Schizoaffective disorder encompasses a combination of symptoms of schizophrenic and mood disorders, and such a mixed diagnosis seemed like a...

Graham Family Gift Provides Long Horizon for Neuroscience Research

“In my 20s, I was treated for alcoholism and depression at McLean,” says Stephen Graham, a professor of Victorian Studies at Bard College and member of the McLean National Council. “The staff there saved my life, and for that I have a deep debt of gratitude.” Several family members also have been patients at McLean, he adds. “The Graham family is well disposed toward...

Bruce Cohen is Recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research from the MPS

Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD, director of McLean’s Program for Neuropsychiatric Research, Robertson-Steele professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and president and psychiatrist in chief emeritus of McLean, is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society (MPS). Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhDCohen, whose career at McLean...

Mallya Selected as Recipient of 2016 Cole Award

Gopinath K. Mallya, MD, medical director of McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services and assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Jonathan O. Cole Award. The annual award was established by the Gifford family in 2006 to honor Cole—a former McLean psychiatrist and chief of psychopharmacology who was internationally known for...

Psychiatrists Without Borders: Collaborating Across Cultures

Language barriers and cultural differences had little effect as McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School scientists and their colleagues from the Chinese Society of Psychiatry convened in early October to launch the first conference of the McLean Hospital-Chinese Society of Psychiatry Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP). The three-day conference, held at McLean’s Belmont, Massachusetts, campus,...

Philanthropy Supports New Wing for Expanded Patient Care

Announced to the public on October 23, The Campaign for McLean Hospital has seen a $10 million increase since the fall and as of March 1 has reached $95.7 million toward its $100 million goal. One of the most recent campaign priorities to come to fruition, thanks to an extraordinary $5 million gift from an anonymous donor family, was the completion of a new wing on the Admissions Building. This...

McLean Announces Completion of New Patient Wing

The recent completion of a 31-bed addition to McLean’s Admissions Building has significantly increased capacity and will help the hospital better meet the needs of patients and their families. The new wing provides expanded space for the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program, the Short Term Unit, and office accommodations for clinical and associated research and support staff...

Crossing Borders: McLean and the Chinese Society of Psychiatry Forge Collaboration

In October 2015, researchers from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Chinese Society of Psychiatry convened on McLean’s Belmont campus, marking the first meeting of the new McLean Hospital-Chinese Society of Psychiatry Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP). Established to foster collaborations among clinician-investigators specializing in major psychotic and mood disorders and the...

New Initiative for McLean and Chinese Researchers to Help Foster Advances in Mental Health Care

Researchers from McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School and the Chinese Society of Psychiatry will convene October 4-6 on McLean’s Belmont campus, launching the first conference of the McLean Hospital-Chinese Society of Psychiatry Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP). The MCIP was established to foster collaborations among clinician investigators specializing in major psychotic and mood...

Smartphone App Shows Promise in Its Ability to Provide Support for Those with Mental Illness

Working in partnership with Wellframe, a Boston-based company that enables health plans and providers to better manage risk and amplify existing support resources, McLean Hospital’s Waverley Place community support program successfully completed an important and promising study to gauge the effectiveness of a new smartphone app as a support model for people with severe mental illness....

Waverley Place: A Community Program Built on Self-Determination and Hope

Waverley Place is McLean Hospital’s community-based support program providing a therapeutic community for adults experiencing mental illness. “We say that Waverley Place is an intentional community,” said Megan Mooney, occupational therapist. “Self-determination and hope are the two biggest things we value here. How people spend their time here is all self-determined. You...

Q & A: 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: What programs does McLean offer for patients with psychotic disorders?Dr. Öngür: The division serves...

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