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National Recognition for Three UC San Diego School of Medicine Chairs 

 

March 18, 2013 

Lewis L. Judd, MD, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine was selected as recipient of the Award for Research in Mood Disorders by the American College of Psychiatrists. The award  is given to an individual who has advanced the understanding and

Lewis Judd 

Lewis L. Judd, MD, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry. 

Arno Mundt 

Arno J. Mundt, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

Robert Weinreb 

Robert N. Weinreb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.  The American College of Psychiatrists presented this award to Judd in recognition of his significant scientific contributions to the awareness of the pathophysiology, clinical structure, and course of illness of both bipolar and unipolar depressive disorders.

Arno J. Mundt, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, was inaugurated as the president of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) at the organization’s February 2013 meeting. ACRO is a professional medical society founded in 1990 and comprised of approximately 1,000 practicing radiation oncologists and residents in training in the United States. As president, Mundt will oversee the board of chancellors and will serve as the CEO of the organization for the next two years. Mundt recently led an international medical mission to Senegal, West Africa. The team brought with it Senegal’s first modern high dose rate brachytherapy machine which will allow doctors to better treat cervical cancer and other malignancies.

Robert N. Weinreb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Shiley Eye Center received the American Glaucoma Society Innovator Award at the American Glaucoma Society’s annual meeting on March 1, 2013.  The society’s mission is to promote excellence in the care of patients with glaucoma and preserve or enhance vision by supporting glaucoma specialists and scientists through the advancement of education and research. Weinreb, the Morris Gleich chair in Glaucoma, received the Innovator Award for extraordinary contributions to his field. The Innovator Award is given to an individual who has been a champion of advancing glaucoma patient care and discoveries of treatments.

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Media Contact: Jackie Carr, 619-543-6163, jcarr@ucsd.edu

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