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Fall 2019 Issue


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Gaia Breslin

Gaia Breslin


New Breslin Family Member Welcomed

By Peter Breslin, MD
PSV Member

Inna Breslin, DO and Peter Breslin, MD graciously welcomed Gaia Breslin (no letters behind her name yet) into this world on May 10, 2019. She has been doing great and absorbing the world around her. She has gone from sleeping and eating all day to being able to smile and laugh with us, which is a wonderful experience. We hope that she continues to grow and make her mark on this world.


EVMS Psychiatry Department Educators Attend the 2019 Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry

Greg Briscoe, MD;
Justin Petri, MD and
Lisa Fore-Arcand, EdD

By Lisa Fore-Arcand, EdD
Associate Professor and Education Coordinator
Faculty Advisor to the Psychiatry Club

Eastern Virginia Medical School

ADMSEP is an organization of psychiatric educators dedicated to the education of medical students in the behavioral sciences and psychiatry. The 2019 National Meeting, held in Portland, Maine was attended by Dr. Briscoe, Dr. Petri, and Dr. Fore-Arcand, June 20-22. Dr. Briscoe serves as the webmaster for this organization and is a past president. Dr. Fore-Arcand is the secretary and newsletter editor and both serve on the executive council. The meeting provided interactive workshops, presentations, and discussion groups with a community of people who are passionate about medical education in psychiatry. Highlights of the meeting include opportunities to network, collaborate with, and learn from colleagues from medical school across the USA, Canada and Europe.

School of Medicine Dean to Helm AAMC Council of Deans

By Erin Lucero

Peter F. Buckley, MD

Peter F. Buckley, MD, Dean of the VCU School of Medicine and executive vice president for medical affairs at VCU Health System, is chair-elect of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges. As chair­ elect, Buckley also serves on the AAMC's 17-member Board of Directors. He will move into the role of council chair in November.

The AAMC is the premiere national organization for academic medicine. Its members include all 152 accredited medical schools in the U.S. and 17 accredited medical schools in Canada; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies.

The 12-member AAMC Council of Deans works to identify issues affecting academic medicine and develop strategies to achieve the various medical school missions. "It is a tremendous privilege to serve in the AAMC," Buckley says. "On the Council of Deans, I join with colleagues who share a vision of the role that medical schools and teaching hospitals play in our communities and in meeting our nation's health care needs."

Governor Northam Appoints New Board Member: Joel Silverman MD, Chair of Psychiatry at VCU School of Medicine

By William L. Harp, MD
Executive Director, Virginia Board of Medicine

PSV Member

Joel J. Silverman, MD, DLFAPA, has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to a 4-year term on the Virginia Board of Medicine as the Medicine & Surgery member from the 7th Congressional District. Dr. Silverman will lend his expertise to the Board and its processes including licensing and regulating over 70,000 individuals in 21 healthcare professions. His knowledge of nurse practitioners will also benefit the Virginia Board of Nursing, which with the Board of Medicine, jointly licenses and regulates over 11,000 nurse practitioners. Dr. Silverman has served as Chair of Psychiatry in the VCU School of Medicine for over 3 decades. He is the first psychiatrist appointed to serve on the Board of Medicine in over 20 years. He has hit the ground running in this new way of serving the citizens of the Commonwealth. 


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