July 2016 Updates and Announcements from the Executive Management Team

  • Announcements and Recognitions:
    • Welcome to the new academic year!
    • Congratulations to Mr. Mark Lee on his accomplishments!
      • Mr. Lee graduated with a B.S. in Molecular Cell Biology and with Honors in Mathematics in Spring 2016, and completed his Senior Honors Thesis in Mathematics (B.S.) entitled “Ethno-Cultural Differences in Later-Life Caregiving Expectations, Caregiver Burden, Family Dynamics, and Healthcare Decision-Making Factors.” Committee Members: Dr. Jane Onoye (Advisor, Psychiatry) Dr. Leslie Wilson (Mathematics), Dr. Brett Lu (Psychiatry), and Ms. Jody Mishan (Hawaii Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative – Specialized Supportive Services Program, Center on Aging, University of Hawaii)
      • He was recently awarded an Honors Thesis prize for his work from the University of Hawaii Honors Program.
      • Mr. Lee will be attending Weill Cornell Medical College in Fall 2016.
  • Publications
    • Opportunities and Challenges of Global Mental Health.
      Balon R, Beresin EV, Brenner AM, Coverdale JH, Guerrero AP, Louie AK, Roberts LW.
      Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;40(4):643-6. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0574-3. Epub 2016 Jun 6. No abstract available.
      PMID: 27270737
    • Teaching Medical Students and Residents about Homelessness: Complex, Evidence-Based, and Imperative.
      Brenner AM, Guerrero AP, Beresin EV, Coverdale JH, Balon R, Louie AK, Roberts LW.
      Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;40(4):572-5. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0571-6. Epub 2016 May 24. No abstract available.
      PMID: 27220731
    • Can Kylo Ren Be Redeemed? New Potential Lessons from Star Wars Episode VII.
      Guerrero AP, Jamora MJ.
      Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug;40(4):630-3. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0565-4. Epub 2016 May 11. No abstract available.
      PMID: 27170364
  • Chair updates:

Dr. Guerrero inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Psychiatrists!

Guerrero Tony 22To be a member of the American College of Psychiatrists one must demonstrate exceptional national leadership in our field as a clinician, educator, researcher and/or administrator. About 3% of American psychiatrists are inducted into The College because there is a limited number of members. To be a fellow of The College one must show that you are at the forefront among leaders within The College and your work must have broad reaching impact at the local, national and international level. Having the JABSOM Dept of Psychiatry Chair gain this distinction is a tremendous honor for Dr. Guerrero, our Dept, School, and University!

When asked about this latest recognition that he received, Dr. Tony Guerrero stated, “I’m very humbled and honored to share this distinction with other UH Dept of Psychiatry faculty who were College fellows, including Jon Streltzer, Naleen Andrade, and the late Jack McDermott. I’m also happy to report that Junji Takeshita and Bill Haning were inducted as College members two years ago for their achievements.”