Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD
Gerrit Van Schalkwyk, MD
Dr. Gerrit van Schalkwyk, MBChB, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, chief of the Adolescent Unit at Butler Hospital and has clinical interests in supporting gender diverse youth, youth with autism spectrum disorders, and young adults.
Members of Butler Hospital's Psychosocial Research Program Receive National Awards for Suicide Prevention.
The largest private funder of suicide prevention research, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), recently announced 26 new grants totaling over $6.2 million. These grants were awarded to researchers from across the world who focus their work on studies that help us learn more about suicide and how to prevent it. Details
Dr. Hwamee Oh named director of imaging research for
The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital
The Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, a worldwide leader in Alzheimer’s research, has named Hwamee Oh, PhD, as director of imaging research. Dr. Oh has also joined the Butler Hospital staff as a cognitive neuroscientist and has been named assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, an affiliate of the Memory and Aging Program. Details
Important Message to Care New England from Charles R. Reppucci, chair, CNE Board of Directors & James E. Fanale, MD, president and CEO, Care New England
Yesterday, after careful deliberation, the CNE Board voted to formally withdraw from tri-party discussions with Lifespan and Brown University. CNE was an active and willing participant, meeting in good faith, as requested by Governor Raimondo. The discussions have been collaborative, mutually respectful, and held honestly and transparently. We would like to thank the Governor’s Office, The Rhode Island Foundation, and The Partnership for Rhode Island for their leadership throughout this important process. Details
Dr. Patricia Recupero Receives 2019 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award
Patricia Recupero, JD, MD, was recently awarded the prestigious 2019 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), and APA Foundation. Details
COBRE Grant to Focus on Clinical-Translational Brain Research
With a focus on enhancing research to shed light on disorders such as impulsivity, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, among others, Butler Hospital has been awarded a $12 million, five-year Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Details
Dr. Kenneth Allen Publishes First Evidence of Impulsive Behavior in Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
Kenneth J.D. Allen, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, recently published several articles identifying potential areas of treatment for a select group of individuals deemed as high-risk for suicide attempts. Details