Awards and Recognition

Kaz Nelson, MDKatharine Nelson, MD has been named the 2018 Psychiatrist of the Year by the Minnesota Psychiatric Society. This is a well-deserved honor.

Congratulations, Dr. Nelson!

Kelvin Lim, MDKelvin Lim, MD has accepted the invitation to serve on the NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) BSC members are scientists of exceptional ability and they play a crucial role in helping the NIMH Director ensure an internal research program of the highest caliber that complements extramural research efforts.

Rana Elmaghraby, MDSecond-year psychiatry resident, Dr. Rana Elmaghraby elected to the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees as a Resident/Fellow member. This was the result of an extensive and competitive campaign effort.The Department of Psychiatry and Minnesota will be represented at the highest level in psychiatry. This is the first time the midwest will be represented by this position. 

Congratulations, Dr. Elmaghraby!

Kaz Nelson, MDDr. Kaz Nelson, Vice Chair for Education and Residency Program Director in the Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed to the position of Associate Designated Institutional Official (DIO) in the University of Minnesota Medical School GME Office. In her new role, she will commit a portion of her time to providing additional institutional physician leadership for our graduate medical education programs. She has particular interests in faculty development and resident & faculty well-being, and plans to devote significant energy to those areas.