• Postdoctoral Fellow accepted as scholar in the UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP):Ryan Flinn announcement
    Ryan E. Flinn, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in AU’s Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, was accepted as an incoming scholar in the NIDA-funded HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP) at UCLA. The goal of this program is to refine the research skills of junior investigators who conduct research on underrepresented populations and prepare them to submit and receive NIMH grant funding. Dr. Flinn will join the 2021-2023 training cohort consisting of three fellow scholars and one affiliate scholar, all of whom are early career researchers from across the US. Scholars will attend biannual training institutes at UCLA and receive ongoing mentorship from institute faculty. Dr. Flinn will also be granted $10,000 to fund a pilot study of a novel intervention to improve well-being among people living with HIV in our community. 
    Dr. Flinn received their doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University and completed their predoctoral internship in Health Service Psychology at The Ohio State University’s Counseling and Consultation Service. Dr. Flinn’s work with Dr. Lara Stepleman, Professor and Chief of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at AU, focuses on providing psychotherapy and behavioral health consultation to patients living with HIV, including those who identify as LGBTQ+, conducting LGBTQ+ health research, and offering training and consultation to the AU community on these topics.

  • Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Our department Chair, Dr. Vaughn McCall hosted and welcomed our Class of 2024 psychiatry residents to the department.  Class of 2024 Psychiatry Interns


  • The Department of Psychiatry Training Director, Dr. Camino and our psychiatry residents are in Puerto Rico providing psychiatric aid to the victims of recent earthquakes (Feb 2020). 


Living quarters in Puerto Rico

Psychiatry in Puerto Rico in 2020 assisting victims from recent earthquakes

Psychiatry working with Local Authorities in Puerto Rico, Feb 2020

  • Dr. Brian Miller presented Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, topic: immune-based therapies for schizophrenia.  UTSMC appreciated Dr. Miller's informative and scholarly presentation and his ability to interact and keep their faculties engaged throughout.  Congratulations, Dr. Miller!


 Dr. Brian Miller presenting grand rounds

Dr. Brian Miller and Dr. Weir at UTMS

Brian Miller, M.D. at University of Texas Southwestern MC

  • On December 14, 2019, Dr. and Mrs. Vaughn McCall hosted the annual holiday party.  Our faulty, residents, interns, and staff enjoyed an evening together to relax and enjoy the holiday season.  Thank you Dr. and Mrs. McCall!


Holiday Party

Holiday Party, 2019

Holiday Party, 2019

  • Dr. Yee presents during the annual American Association of Emergency Psychiatry's National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Her presentation topic title: Utility of Medical Screening Labs Prior to Psychiatric Consult: A Look at Emergency Room Discharges of Psychiatric Patients
    Congratulations, Dr. Yee!!
    Dr. Yee presenting in Phoenix, AZ
  • AU Psychiatry's first Service Day: The day was spent at ECRH, Augusta's state psychiatric hospital, during which residents organized several activities (art therapy, crafts, card games, pool, and ping pong) to engage and support patients.

Service Day 2018