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American College of Psychiatrists Names Elberg 2013 Laughlin Fellow

Published April 9, 2013

Jane Elberg, MD, co-chief fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, has been named a Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP).

Elberg won the award for being deemed likely to make significant contributions to the field of psychiatry.

The Laughlin Fellowship “is generally considered to be the most highly sought after and competitive national award available to residents in psychiatry,” says David L. Kaye, MD, professor and director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Commitment to Teaching Medical Students, Residents

Elberg, who is on the medical educator track of her program, strives to be a clinician-educator.

In addition to bedside teaching, she has lectured on topics including stress and burnout in residency, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders and psychotropic drugs.

Championing Compassionate Patient Care

An advocate for mental illness awareness, she has encouraged the compassionate treatment of psychiatric patients through lectures designed for psychology students, physician assistants and residents in other specialties.

On March 17, 2013, Elberg was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which honors physician-teachers and others recognized for excellence in clinical care and compassionate service.

Elberg has a special interest in the college age population. She has focused on the developmental needs of these patients as they transition from child to adult systems of care. 

Devotion to Educational Research

Elberg is enthusiastic about educational research and has dedicated time to:

  • developing curriculum
  • studying resident safety during training
  • improving journal club teaching sessions in the psychiatry residency program
  • investigating the hidden curriculum of ethics and child and adolescent psychiatry training
  • studying the instruction of psychosomatic medicine in the small group setting

She has presented her work at regional and national meetings.

Prestigious Award for Psychiatry Residents and Fellows

Elberg is one of only ten individuals from the United States and Canada to receive the honor.

She accepted the award in February at the annual meeting of the ACP, held in Kauai, Hawaii.