DPHB The 45th Annual Graduation – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship & Triple Board Residency

STEVEN RASMUSSEN: I would like to welcome our graduates and their families to the Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior’s 45th annual graduation celebration We wish we could be together to celebrate your accomplishments as friends and colleagues But truthfully, a graduation ceremony is soon forgotten What is not forgotten is the fact that you will be moving on from what must seem like interminable years of education to your first real job, the time when you begin to take charge of your own life It’s when you get to decide what’s important to you and the values you want to live by Part of your training experience has been learning that the faculty you have looked up to don’t have all the answers Now the responsibility for making the world a better place has shifted to you We have not faced a challenge that has altered our lives like COVID-19 since World War II With the US death toll over 100,000 in just three months and the unemployment rate approaching 20%, it is clear that the greatest country on Earth can be humbled by a single strand of RNA We are reminded of the frailty of human existence as well as our place in the larger scheme of things As behavioral health care professionals, we will play an essential role in helping others get through this period of uncertainty and adversity Our expertise in managing stress, sharing loss and grief with others, and building resilience will be called on frequently in the coming months and years Going forward, your ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment will be tested There is no more important mission of our department than to train the next generation of psychologists and psychiatrists Each of you has benefited from the rich collegial interactions you have formed with fellow interns, postdoctoral fellows, and residents The relationships you have made as a trainee at Brown will be among the most important you will develop during your entire professional careers You are now part of a distinguished group of graduates that represent the Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior As you prepare to move forward to new positions and roles, we hope that your time at Brown has been formative in developing your character and values, as well as your knowledge and experience In times like these, we are forced to reassess our values and where we can continue to find meaning in our work and in our relationships I hope that each of you has found mentors at Brown who will inspire you to instill hope in your patients, and that you will strive to treat each patient and their family as you would like to be treated I hope that you decide to ground yourself in values that last like honesty, hard work, responsibility, fairness, generosity of spirit For those of you who will be staying in Rhode Island, we look forward to you joining us as colleagues For those of you who are leaving Rhode Island, we are certain you will make Brown University and our department proud of your accomplishments Over the next 30 years, you will contribute to a remarkable transformation in the way we conceptualize and treat mental illness I hope that each of you will find a lifetime of meaningful work in helping others recover from mental illness I know I speak for the entire faculty in acknowledging that each and every one of you has already achieved distinction by representing our department’s mission of excellence in clinical care, research, education, community service, and patient advocacy Congratulations to the graduates of 2020 and their families May safe journeys and good fortune lie ahead for each of you, wherever your path may lead JESSICA OBEYSEKARE: I am thrilled to present Dr. Olivares with the Outstanding Teaching Award Everyone who has worked with him knows that he is exceptional We get to work with him on the inpatient unit, and he is an astute psychopharmacologist and therapist He takes the time to explain his reasoning and is always open to trying new approaches based

on current evidence Dr. Olivares’ teaching extends beyond his clinical excellence in traditional teaching roles He is also very intentional about teaching you to care for the entire unit, including managing the unit staff and managing your own counter transference However, I think the most important lesson that Dr. Olivares imparts every day is his commitment to treating his patients in the way that we would want our own family to be treated On the first day he meets a patient, he sincerely tells them that he will treat them with dignity and respect, and then he proceeds to do exactly that Working with Dr Olivares reminds you about why you wanted to be a doctor, and we are delighted to recognize his excellent teaching and outstanding character CAITLIN LAWRENCE: I am entirely sure that Dr. Joseph Friedman does not have room on his CV for any further accolades For decades, this neurologist has been a nationally and internationally recognized expert in movement disorders, has authored over 400 publications, has been involved in many of the instrumental clinical trials that have advanced this field, and has made many intentional steps to develop a clinical staff, including doctors, nurses, and trainees alike, to be able to recognize and treat patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease Despite Dr Friedman’s celebrity, he is a relentlessly devoted educator, accepting trainees from neurology, psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry, among others, onto his service He has an incredible gift of making nearly every moment a teaching moment while effortlessly balancing a busy patient schedule and letting his trainees benefit from both observation and autonomy Throughout my rotation with Dr. Friedman, I learned a fair bit about psychiatry, more about neurology, and most about the art of doctoring On behalf of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, this year’s Geriatric Psychiatry Excellence in Teaching Award is deservedly awarded to Dr. Joseph Friedman Dr. Friedman, thank you for your service CLAIRE WILLIAMS: It is my honor to present to Henrietta Leonard Award in Child Psychiatry to Dr. Elizabeth Lowenhaupt I could spend hours listing off Dr. L’s work and accomplishments, like working as the Medical and Psychiatric Director of the Rhode Island Training School, creating a mental health home for children involved in juvenile justice and child welfare, working on countless national projects and committees And you would be impressed by her fierce dedication to improving children’s lives and the systems that shape them And she would be embarrassed because she is extremely humble and always wants to give most of the credit to the teams that she has built But I want to make sure you know what an amazing educator she is This is Dr Lowenhaupt’s final year as Associate Program Director of our Child Psychiatry and Triple Board programs And in the last 12 years, she has made an indelible mark on the culture and teaching within both She has helped to reinvigorate didactic teaching, created a robust and unique child forensics rotation, made sure that we have the most dedicated supervisors and best clinic structure in which to learn from our patients She is always available to talk through difficult patient situations or heartbreaking personal ones On a personal note, she has been my mentor for the last nine years and has shaped the doctor and person I am in ways I am only beginning to realize Her passion for and fierce dedication to helping some of the most vulnerable children is inspiring, as is her commitment to bringing learners from all disciplines along with her in that work We are lucky to get to continue to work with her and witness the change that she creates HANNAH FRANK: On the final day of my rotation at the OCD Partial Program, which happened to be Halloween, Dr. Gold showed up in a full regalia Snow White costume I had grown to expect this level of commitment from Dr. Gold but was unsure what Gloria Han, a fellow psychology resident and newcomer to the rotation, would make of this It turns out that Gloria and I have since reflected on our mutual feeling that Dr. Gold’s Snow White costume is emblematic of her spirit, enthusiasm, and intentionality Much like her Snow White costume, Dr. Gold does most things all the way, with extreme passion, dedication, and warmth Her commitment to teaching and supervising is no exception Before providing me with training in DBT, Dr. Gold asked for me to commit to being all in, which I considered thoughtfully and then agreed wholeheartedly, knowing that I could not be in better hands In discussing our desire to nominate Dr. Gold for this award and our overwhelming gratitude for the opportunity to learn from her, Gloria and I identified a shared perspective that Dr. Gold generously shares her expertise to complement her trainees’ growth while also remaining open and eager to learn from us as well In brief Dr. Gold’s effusive energy and enthusiasm

are infectious and merit recognition It is my absolute honor and privilege to announce this year’s winner of the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Excellence in Teaching Award to a colleague and dear friend, Dr. Andrea Gold YOSEF BERLOW: Good afternoon My name is Yosef Berlow I’m one of the graduating residents, and today it is my distinct honor to be presenting this year’s winner of the Psychiatry Research Mentor Award Each year the psychiatry residents choose to recognize a faculty member who exhibits outstanding research mentorship This year’s winner has been the primary research mentor for over a dozen medical students, residents, and junior faculty here at Brown He is well-known to the residents for his neuroscience lectures, which include building brains out of colored Play-Dough to learn neuroanatomy and learning about an unfortunate reaction to spoiled kimchee in his lecture on PTSD The research residents know him as the co-director of the NIMH-sponsored research training program And as one of his mentees in this program, I’m especially excited to be announcing him for this award So please join me in congratulating this year’s winner of the Research Mentor Award, Dr. Noah Philip SOYEONG KIM: It is my absolute honor to present the Excellent Mentor Award to Dr. Nicole Nugent I nominated Dr. Nugent because she is an inspiring trauma researcher Her research questions are incredibly thoughtful and innovative When I first studied in her lab, it took a really good month for me to fully understand her two [INAUDIBLE] studies And I’m a pretty smart woman Just ask my mom But most of all, I appreciate her commitment to paving the way for women and minorities in science While inviting me to join her research team, she not only created ways for me to work alongside experts in the area, but she allowed others to engage in my interests and research ideas I see this as an exemplary quality, especially in this time where we desperately need to listen and learn from each other Without further ado, please join me in thanking Dr. Nugent STEVEN RASMUSSEN: We have now come to the final award on the program, the 2020 Faculty Mentor Award winner This award goes annually to an individual who exemplifies exceptional mentorship of junior full-time and clinical faculty We have many senior faculty who are qualified for this award, and the competition is always stiff This year’s award goes to an individual who, though short of stature, is a true powerhouse, an extreme athlete who has shown the perseverance to finish many long cross-country ski and biking events, as well as the perseverance to obtain continuous NIH funding over the past 20 years She was recently promoted to full professor She co-runs a nationally acclaimed integrated clinical research program Following in the footsteps of her own mentor, Dr. Henrietta m she is respected and admired by her colleagues, patients, and trainees This year’s award goes to Dr. Jen Freeman Congratulations, Jen Henrietta would have been proud of her own mentees’ accomplishments, Jen and Abby Garcia, our 2020 and 2019 winners, for carrying on her legacy That concludes this portion of the program this evening You will now move to your individual training director’s virtual programs Once again, I would like to congratulate all of our graduates and their families on their wonderful accomplishments JEFFREY HUNT: I’d like to welcome everybody to the 2020 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Triple Board graduation As we’ve just heard, this has been a most memorable year, and we’re very pleased to celebrate our graduates, who will be proceeding on into their careers knowing that they have what it takes to be successful no matter what’s thrown at them All of our graduates will remember the past few months due to the immense stress and loss from the pandemic, and due to witnessing the country’s response to social injustice in ways never seen before I’ll remember this group of graduates for their adaptability, teamwork, creativity, extreme dedication, and courage

As a health care system, we owe them a huge thank you for stepping up to help ensure that children, adolescents, and their families were able to access care in the most stressful and restrictive settings And they did this and continued to be laser focused on their training We’ve all learned to “LOVE”, in capital letters and quotes, Zoom And we have appreciated the opportunity to participate in seminars along with babies, toddlers, big kids, puppies, cats, husbands, and soon-to-be fathers-in-law That said, I look forward to future years when we can shake hands, high five, and maybe even give the occasional bear hug I want to also thank quite a few people I want to acknowledge the parents, grandparents, spouses significant others, and kids who may be listening in I know there’s a lot of kids already Training in child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship and in the Triple Board program can be very taxing at times The work sometimes requires very long hours, and even when it doesn’t, the work is often never far away as we learn to manage our own emotions around working with kids and families suffering from severe trauma, loss, or early onset mental illness I would add that as a field, we have made huge strides in helping our residents and fellows appreciate the need to take care of themselves and each other Our programs have made substantial progress in developing wellness programs this year, thanks to several of our graduates I also want to acknowledge and thank our training team, including Barbara O’Rourke, Deb Gott, Missy Tatum, our program coordinators, our outstanding and dedicated faculty, many of whom you’ll be meeting later, our very supportive academic and hospital leaders, Steve Rasmussen, Larry Brown, and Henry Sachs, and especially our Associate Program Director, Elizabeth Lowenhaupt, who has been critical to the success of our programs 2020 will always be the year of the pandemic, but also will be the year of transitions for our programs This year several very important people to our education mission will be leaving their current roles for new beginnings elsewhere Barbara O’Rourke will be retiring at the end of the month after over five years working as our program coordinator Barbara is one of the nicest persons you’ll meet, and she has dedicated to ensuring that our residents have what they need She has been in relentless pursuit of resident responses to her emails, and in the end, always gets her answers Elizabeth and I have appreciated her unflappable demeanor, especially in the face of incessant demands of our very busy training calendar year We wish her well in retirement and look forward to appropriately sending her off in the near future Another person who’s leaving this year is Doug Bernon, who is a volunteer faculty who has created and implemented a wellness group several years ago that he calls Reconsidering Certainties He is also fully retiring this year, and he’s very active in retirement To say that he has been a critical component of our residents’ training during their time in child psychiatry is an understatement In the first year, he helps them fully embrace their child and adolescent psychiatry identities, then in the final year of training, guides them through all of the emotions and practicalities relating to transitioning to a spectrum of practices across the country Doug is a true renaissance man whose life experiences, including sailing around the world for six years straight, and professional life greatly enhanced the education of all those who had the opportunity to work with him And finally, Elizabeth Lowenhaupt, who we’ve just heard many wonderful things about, and she got this well-deserved honor from Henrietta Leonard And it’s very appropriate that they selected her for that very prestigious award Elizabeth is transitioning though other professional leadership opportunities in our division, specifically in juvenile justice and foster care in the coming year She’s an exceedingly talented person and has been so since taking on this role in 2008 Her impact on the structure, organization, and functioning of our programs has been immense, including pushing for and organizing several new components of our program You can think [INAUDIBLE] or Protected Mondays for Psychotherapy as two of her more important legacies She’s held numerous leadership positions in the past decade, both in the medical school and in the state level, including being president of the Regional Academy of Child

and Adolescent Psychiatry As a Triple Board graduate, she’s been an integral part of the departments of pediatrics and psychiatry She’s passionate about teaching, bringing energy and creativity to all that she does We look forward to working with her in her many professional ways in the future, and we’re all very fortunate that she will be remaining as a senior leader in our division We also plan to have a face-to-face or mask-to-mask event later in the summer to properly send all of them off Then quickly, we have two new roles Dr. Brandon, who’ll be taking over as Assistant Program Director She’s a graduate of Stanford and UC Davis College of Medicine, was a chief resident in Triple Board, and has a very long track record of success in education and with graduate students, medical students, residents, fellows, and pediatricians from across the state She’s been broadly recognized professionally with numerous prestigious awards for excellence, including many for teaching Brady Case is our other Assistant Program Director who’ll be taking over in the realm of research This position will focus on academic advancement in our training programs He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, NYU, General Psychiatry Residency, and Brown Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and as you know, is the Medical Director of the Bradley Pediatric Anxiety Research Center and OCD programs He’s author of numerous publications dealing with psychiatric health services and has been recognized numerous times for his exemplary contributions as a supervisor and a very fun leader of Journal Club We’re very excited to have both of them in their new roles I’m going to turn this over to Elizabeth for a second ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Thank you, everyone I just wanted to take a minute to congratulate our graduates– you guys are amazing– to thank you all for this really meaningful award 13 years ago right now, Dr Leonard, my program director, was watching and supporting me as I graduated I learned so much from her, and also from Dr. Hunt And what I wish for all of you as you start your careers is that you have as much fun doing your job every day, that you find meaningful work even when it’s annoying or irritating or frustrating or challenging, that you have colleagues who are as supportive and warm and brilliant as all of you, that you work with trainees who keep you on your toes all the time and inspire you constantly, and finally, that you have bosses like Jeff I think all of you have known over the past two to five years how special and unique he is He won a National ACAP Teaching Award this year And if you don’t have a boss like him, which unfortunately most of you may not– Beth and Brady, you’re in good hands– please look for that Seek it out You will find mentors like that, people who trust you to try new things, people who support you, people who listen to what’s most important to you and helps you grow So thank you so much, Dr. Hunt, for doing that for me and for all of our graduates over the years JEFFREY HUNT: Thank you, Elizabeth And so now we have another part that is always very special and relished We’ have our division director, Dr. Brown, who’s going to provide us with, I keep saying, words of wisdom and inspiration I hope that doesn’t put too much pressure on him, but that’s what we’re expecting So on to you, Larry LARRY BROWN: Thank you very much It’s a great pleasure to be with you this afternoon, you, the graduates and your families This is a time to celebrate and also to reflect on the numerous challenges that have been faced by you, by all of us in the hospital, and our society COVID-19, the turmoil over racial injustice, the #MeToo movement It’s been a lot And it’s all added to the chronic stress of inadequate funding for health care and inadequate social supports We are very aware that during times of stress, it’s the children and families who suffer the most Even before this turbulent time, we knew that 20% of youth have a psychiatric disorder, suicide is the second cause of death in teens, and less than half of those who need treatment get it, especially if they are of color and living in poverty So how can we possibly celebrate during these turbulent times? Well, there’s never been more of a need for child and adolescent psychiatrists than now

And as psychiatrists, we know that stress lays bare the fault lines of any system, whether it’s individuals, families, or organizations We generally aren’t at our best when we’re severely stressed Similarly, our stressed society has revealed its longstanding injustice and unresolved inequities But as child and adolescent psychiatrists, we know that these raw moments create new opportunities for change and growth So I celebrate the fact that you’re going forward to help make those changes happen for children and families in need And I’m proud that you’re going to face these challenges knowledgeable about all the latest evidence-based interventions and aware of the explosion of research that offers promise for the future Much of the exciting research done here addresses critical topics such as biological impact of trauma and severe stress, influence of genetics, the root causes of health disparities And our research is developing new prevention and integrated treatment programs to reduce stress, PTSD, depression, and anxiety I’m proud that as you interact with patients, trainees, colleagues, and systems, that you do so knowing that our profession, at its core, is based on human relationships And I know that you will act with compassion and also be confrontational when needed because both are needed, acts of compassion towards our fellow humans and acts of confrontation to change unhealthy, harmful behaviors and beliefs I’m also very proud that you’ve been an integral part of a health care system that’s been able to continue clinical services uninterrupted for the past three and 1/2 months The volume to mental health care hasn’t gone down It’s even increased more than we would have predicted And as you know, Bradley has this enormous range of services from inpatient, outpatient, partial, residential, community programs treating youth of all ages and all disorders And you’ve been a central part of reimagining care with telemedicine and other online digital technologies that’s allowed us to continue Incredible progress in telemedicine is just one of the positive changes that will continue past the COVID pandemic I’m also proud that you’ve joined in advocacy efforts I want to especially acknowledge Dr. Lowenhaupt, who’s been a tireless mental health advocate She and others in our division and our regional organization have spent years working to inform the policies of our state government in the Department of Children, Youth and Families This work has resulted in new mental health consultation services for community pediatricians, better care for suicidal adolescents, and better treatment of youth in the state juvenile justice system These efforts are a priority for us They will continue and they will expand As an academic medical center, we have to have quality clinical care We have to do excellent research But our primary mission is training you, the future leaders of child and adolescent psychiatry You may not have always felt that, given the busy pace of work and the recent turmoil, but that’s why we work here And as much as you’ve learned, we have learned and gained from you You’ve influenced us and our training programs As proud as we are of you today, know that we’re going to continue to be proud of all your future accomplishments, and probably shamelessly take credit for all of your great work But seriously, you are now the next generation, and you’re soon going to be the leaders So continue to be inquisitive, be scientific, learn from everything that you do It’s going to be your job to train the next generation, so pay it forward Lastly, I’m proud that you recognize the importance of families as a source of occasional frustration, but also a source of strength and resilience Families give us a chance to see ourselves and to grow, to make life better for everyone So in this spirit, please remember that you will always be part of the Brown family, and I hope to see you at what amounts to our family reunion, which is the annual ACAP meeting So to you, the graduates and your families, I raise my glass, toast your accomplishments, and joyfully anticipate your future Congratulations Thanks ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Thank you, Larry

Cheers JEFFREY HUNT: Cheers to all of you guys We’re having champagne that you all got in your little bags here So now we’re going to continue with the program and actually get to the heart of why we’re all here on Zoom is to present the diplomas to our stellar graduates So each mentor will have three to five minutes to describe with some perspective about their mentees Then we’ll move to the next person So we’re going to be doing both the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship graduates, and then followed by the Triple Board graduates So I’d ask that each of the mentors, as they come up and are asked to turn on their video, just say a sentence about who you are, where you work, and then you can proceed So with that, we’ll start with Dr. Brandon BETH BRANDON: Hi, everybody I am Beth Brandon I’m a child psychiatrist, and I work in the Intensive Program for OCD and Related Disorders, and I’m excited to be that new Assistant Program Director There we go There’s my girl So I get the distinct pleasure of talking about Kristyn Storey, who I have been obscenely lucky enough to supervise for the last two years as her core supervisor And truly, all that really needs to be said about Kristyn is that should she ever decide that the emotional and cognitive toll of being a child psychiatrist is too much, she’s got an incredibly bright future in owning a bread store somewhere in Vermont Seriously, Kristyn makes the most beautiful, delicious, and inventive loaves of soured bread that you will ever see or eat They are actually stuff of legend throughout the fellowship She sacrifices her own well-being to do this, even Earlier this spring, amidst the pandemic, in a socially distant appropriate way, she dropped off to me a loaf of what was called Nettle and Ale bread that required her to pick individual stinging nettles off a plant to put in the bread, along with a bottle of beer As she drove away, I initially thought, after she told me how she made the bread, that her choosing to give me that particular loaf was perhaps a commentary on how she felt about our supervision together, namely that it stung so much it drove her to drink But alas, when I ate it, the nettles were tender once baked into the bread, and the alcohol had evaporated and just left a delicious taste So that’s what I’m taking away she thought our supervision was like At least, that’s my reframe, and I’m sticking to it, so no one argue, please In all seriousness, though, supervising Kristyn over these past two years has been truly one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my years in medical education Those who have the privilege of knowing her are already aware that she is truly a gem of a human She’s a light She’s an excellent child psychiatrist And hopefully by now, she can believe that, too Kristyn shared with me early on that her interest in child psychiatry was particularly strong with younger children, and she came into fellowship passionate about learning how to treat children who experienced trauma and adverse life events as early as possible to help prevent more maladaptive processes being developed While Kristyn excelled in all of her clinical rotations, it was so clear to all of us, and especially me, that her heart and soul reached for and were filled up by working with young children To that end, it’s been a true pleasure to supervise Kristyn in her weekly therapy with a six-year-old boy and his family for the past year Her deep appreciation for this young boy and his lived experience and internal world is something to behold She will likely downplay to others the significance she’s had in his life, but I will tell you, her family and friends and colleagues, that her work with him has undoubtedly altered the course of his childhood The connection he clearly has with her, and the space she has created for him to feel his feelings and process his traumas, have been essential to his ongoing recovery One of the things about young children that Kristen and I both share a love for, but can be disarming to some, is their vulnerability and their willingness to be their authentic selves, unaware of or uncaring about outside judgment But that changes somewhere along the line, and by adulthood, most of us know we aren’t so great at that But during our supervision together, Kristyn bravely allowed herself to be vulnerable, to self-reflect, to feel hard feelings and think hard thoughts, to examine her reactions and challenge her assumptions and judgments, which were usually of herself, and to cultivate her identity as a competent, dedicated child

psychiatrist as being a true part of her authentic self in addition to her role as a wife, an older sister, a daughter, a friend, and social chair of every group she’s ever been a part of Kristyn is a community builder, an includer, and everyone in this fellowship has benefited from that My hope for you in this next phase of your career Kristyn, is that you can continue to practice being your authentic self, bringing that authentic self with all of your passion and empathy and extroversion and enthusiasm to your work and to your broader life We are all thrilled that your passion for working with young children and the fruits of your community-building labor have compelled you and Chris to stay here in Rhode Island for at least a couple more years to take a job in the Pediatric Partial Hospital program The children and families you care for, and all of us as your colleagues, will be the batter for it Congratulations to you KRISTYN STOREY: Thank you This is our year Thanks I’m graduating MARGARET KLITZKE: So dear Jared, Mara, and baby Fiona, we are here at the end of a long short journey, which, like everything in life, has been made up of wonderful and challenging events As you know, Jared– and I forgot to insert this– I am in the outpatient department in the Verrecchia Clinic, and that’s where our paths have crossed, both inpatient and outpatient, in your love for those who have autism and developmental disabilities As I was thinking about what I wanted to highlight for this occasion, the notion of development came to mind And then I reread your personal statement when you applied for the Child Fellowship, and lo and behold, you spoke of development throughout that personal statement And I see our time together as a rich developmental trajectory For those of you who don’t know, Jared graduated from Rutgers University Summa cum Laude and attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School through their combined BA-MD program In 2015, Jared came to Brown to do his psychiatry residency, knowing at the outset that he wanted to do a child fellowship He has served on multiple committees to improve teaching for residents and medical students and is a manuscript peer reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Jared, we first met when you came to me as a mentee through the Diversity Mentoring Program during your first year of residency I had volunteered for several years in the program, but when your name came to me, I was so pleased and thought to myself, well, here is an enlightened young man to see that those with developmental disabilities contribute to diversity in our world And we were off and running We met many times during your residency, you and your wife Mara sharing your hopes and dreams for yourselves, Mara with her kindness and vision for her own patients and families only providing a richer context for your commitment to your families and patients You and Mara over these years, set down your roots in Providence more firmly In the midst of your training, was the sad loss of your mom, who I know would be so proud of you today You have always spoken of your family as a source of strength and inspiration And then, of course, the joyous expansion of your own family with baby Fiona There she is, every one beautiful and clearly in complete command of her father And I think it is important to note that the world of caring for those with developmental disabilities is something that is in your blood Watching your brother Steven, who had autism, grow and thrive with the help of family, educators, physicians, and psychologists has been an ongoing shaper of who you are and who you have become Your experience has made you a compassionate clinician, knowing the anguish families experience, and simultaneously the effectiveness of professionals who extend themselves to families But you have not confined yourself to only one niche You love doing psychotherapy and the experience of getting to know patients over time to delve deeply into their lives and help them become who they want to be is precious to you And in all this, your patients and families understand how committed you are to them and have not been shy in sharing that

So as you move to Butler Hospital to work in the Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and the outpatient department, you will continue to grow and thrive You enjoy clinical research You have had several publications on a variety of topics dealing with issues around teaching patient care and health systems issues You are thoughtful in your work And I am certain, with the exceptional leadership of your mentors at Butler, more clinical research will come from you and your colleagues I’m sad that you will not be staying at Bradley, but it is a source of enormous pride that you join the ranks of many fine former trainees who have left the program and have dedicated themselves to treating children, adolescents, and adults with different ways of being in the world We wish you all the best You are done with the foundation of training, but you are starting your real training in the real world You have family in Brown’s Child Psychiatry program And on behalf of all the faculty, I give you a virtual hug with heartfelt affection Congratulations JARED REICHENBERG: Yay Thank you Oh my gosh MARGARET KLITZKE: You’re welcome JARED REICHENBERG: Thank you Fiona says thank you, too JUSTIN SCHLEIFER: All right Congrats, Misia You did it For those that don’t know me, I’m Justin Schleifer I’m one of the outpatient child psychiatrists here at Brown and Bradley And I’ve also been Dr Parker’s core supervisor for this past year She is, in fact, the only core supervisor I’ve had in my five years as an attending, and this was an exception that was only made possible due to one of Dr. Parker’s most effective and well-known assets, her tenacity Now anyone who knows Misia knows that when she has something on her mind, get out of the way No, no, I’m just kidding But like a little bit, get out of the way, because when she has something on her mind that she believes in, she will follow through to the nth And I’m not just talking about the fact that she somehow convinced me a year ago to agree to be her core supervisor when I had no time in my schedule do so No, no, no, no I’m talking about the fact that she convinced me over five years ago, as a medical student, that she was going to be a child psychiatrist Just a few months after meeting Misia the medical student, she matched into the Brown General Psychiatry program, and unsurprisingly, turned out to be a phenomenal resident A few quick and easy years later, she was back in my office interviewing for a child psychiatry fellowship position here at Brown Like I said, when Michelle Parker wants to get something done, little can slow her down We should pause here for a second because if you haven’t noticed, this person has so many different names And if you’re confused, well, you are not alone, as those involved in the training of Dr. Parker have all struggled to figure out just what to call her I always thought her name was Michelle Who’s Misia? Wait a minute, did her last name change? Oh good, this one’s easier to pronounce So to start our year together of supervision, I had to finally hammer this out What should I call you? Please tell me, to which you responded very agreeably, whatever you want Michelle, Misia, it’s up to you Now in psychiatry, we know the power of names We explain a child’s emotional and behavioral challenges with diagnoses and formulations We teach children to name their anxiety so they can manage it Psychotherapy itself can be distilled into the process of using language to make sense of our unnamed thoughts and feelings So if I was going to get anywhere in supervising this Michelle Misia person, I was at minimum going to need to know her name So I persisted, and I asked, no, seriously, you got to tell me what am I calling you? Fine Misia Call me Misia At first I didn’t know what was going on I didn’t understand the whole name change For years I had known– literally years– I’d known this person as Michelle, why is she now Misia? I got the whole changing the last name thing for marriage, but this was kind of different Over time it began to make sense to me Misia, I came to understand, is the name she uses with family and friends, perhaps a reflection of her more vulnerable and honest self, while Michelle was her work name, maybe to convey something else Perhaps I thought the confusion about names suggested an internal conflict in Misia Should I be hard or should I be soft? Becoming a psychiatrist can be confusing We are taught to care, but not too much We’re taught to convey intelligence when we sometimes feel anything but We are taught to adhere to strict boundaries and yet to be flexible It can feel like a world of contradictions And yet Misia has evolved and learned how to find balance in those contradictions Here at Brown, we have observed Dr. Parker’s tenacity in everything she does– her attention to detail in her clinical work, her conscientious follow through in her administrative responsibilities as a chief resident, and her intense devotion to international travel and globe trotting, or what she would like to call conference time We have also witnessed the tenderness of Misia

nurturing and caring for young children and their families, getting on the floor with them not because she is supposed to, because she loves to, an unabashed Disney princess We have watched her provide comfort for her children experiencing unimaginable grief and loss, perhaps without quite knowing how a very young Misia [NON-ENGLISH] survived her own unimaginable grief for the loss of her father In supervision, I have seen her beaming with pride about the achievements of her patients I’ve watched her laugh and cry about her patients And on the occasional tough day, I’ve watched her own self-doubt and insecurity creep in, as it does to us all And I would playfully ask, are you Misia-fying again? And as if I wasn’t even in the room, she would talk herself back together again in a matter of minutes, an amazing process of growth to behold Misia, you have truly evolved into an exceptional child psychiatrist, one that knows how to talk and how to listen, when to lead and when to follow, when to be hard and when to be soft Today I join your friends, family, and your spouse Justin in congratulating you on your achievements We here at Brown are so thrilled to now call you a colleague, as you join us at Bradley Hospital However it is the countless patients and families that you will care for throughout your career that are truly the most fortunate Congratulations MICHELLE PARKER: I told you guys I’m going to cry Thank you, thank you, thank you Hi, Mom Oh, where’s my diploma? BRADY CASE: All right I’m Brady Case I work at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center at Bradley I have long known from professional training and personal experience that it is possible to worry about anything And yet Ingrid has taught me to worry about something new I now know, because of Ingrid, that at any moment I may not be living best life As in, I may have irreparably lost, just now and in a few moments and long ago, opportunities for best life I get it that every decision, every act, even the aspiration itself to live best life is haunted by the prospect of failure Thank you, Ingrid, for dispelling my blissful ignorance and complacency Now I have noticed, and you may have, too, that Ingrid does not seem weighed down by the threat of best life failure Perhaps that is because Ingrid is a master at discerning best life While I still struggle, Ingrid has, through her character and her work, provided examples of the distinction between mere life and best life that I have found helpful I wanted to share some of these with you Life is caring competently for two developmentally delayed girls and their overwhelmed mom in med clinic with your pleasant but digressive supervisor Best life is noticing that one of the girls is mesmerized by the new stuffed penguin in your office and giving it to her, and hearing later how she has slept with it for every night for the past year Life is being open and non-judgemental towards imperfect people who suffer and whose company can feel punishing Best life is finding a way to savor your time with these people and showing them you value the chance to be together Life is dealing carefully and responsibly with a gluten allergy Best life is an Indian feast including rice, potatoes, lentil flour, and to hell with it, more carbs than spaghetti and pizza put together Life is wiping your butt and worrying about toilet paper inventory in the time of COVID Best life is the robotic bidet Ingrid thinks you should actually get because she used them all the time in Japan, and you deserve it for all your allegedly hard work And you’re a rich attending, so why not? Life is going for a walk Best life is taking the dogs for a walk Life is a fellow on the OCD partial rotation Best life is Ingrid on the rotation and the program psychologist begging me, can we please keep her? Life is the delightful chance to work with and get to know Ingrid this year Best life is when she decides to stay with us a little longer Ingrid, we are so excited you’re giving us a chance Thank you and congratulations INGRID LAUER-ARNOLD: Thank you, Brady That was awesome And I just want to thank my family, Wendy, Stu, and Gordon I couldn’t have made it through this without you

I love you STEPHEN SHEINKOPF: So my name is Steve Sheinkopf I’m a clinical psychologist at the Center for the Study of Children at Risk over at Women and Infants Hospital, and an occasional interloper over at Bradley Hospital as well And I’ve had just such a distinct honor and pleasure to have supervised Danielle on her primarily research placement with me, both during her residency and then her child fellowship And it’s just been a great ride to have Danielle in our family here Danielle came to our program as a Morris, and she departs as a Sipsock And along the way, she’s had such a wonderful impact, I know, on patients and colleagues alike As I said, I’ve worked with Danielle primarily on her research experiences, where she’s made great contributions as part of our RICART autism research efforts And here she’s been able to think really deeply and clearly about the complexities related to autism and developmental disabilities She’s taking on these complexities in publications that she’s contributed to, and somehow she’s found the time to write and receive two grants to pursue her research while here at Brown, which is just her great accomplishment How did she manage that? Well, she finds ways to find balance She balances the needs of her patients, her research in her professional life, her family, including her husband and new baby and dogs at home And somehow she finds the time to run the occasional half marathon Danielle thrives when she’s faced with complexity And this makes sense because I know she’s a really gifted clinician I know this both from the rave reviews that I hear from clinical faculty, and also just from the amazing clinical insights that she brings to her research activities as well It’s been such a pleasure to get to know Danielle and her family over the years She and her husband Brandon started out with a couple of dogs They’ve now graduated to becoming wonderful parents of Ripley, who’s there, I see, who’s just a lovely and happy little one Ripley, by the way, I should say, has been the star participant in the annual Halloween event at our center at Women and Infants Hospital, stealing the show from other staff members who take their costumes maybe a bit too seriously Danielle has a deep interest in individuals with autism and developmental disabilities Her clinical skills allow her to make the most of the most challenging of patients, and to do so with a level of thoughtfulness, compassion, and a healthy dose of good judgment Sad for us but wonderful for Maine, Danielle and her family will be venturing to vacation land, where she’ll be taking on a clinical and clinical research position in autism spectrum disorders at Maine Medical Center I’m told, Danielle, that you like the cold, so I’m sure that’s a good fit And I also look forward to continued collaborations with you over the years So this month is not a time for goodbyes It’s a time, rather, to say see you soon And I raise a glass, and just well done, congratulations, and best wishes on a wonderful career moving forward DANIELLE SIPSOCK: Thank you so much, Steve And then thank you to my family, too, watching and here MIRABELLE MATTAR: Hi, everyone I’m trying to find Kelly Hey So I’m Mirabelle Mattar I’m a child psychiatrist here on [INAUDIBLE] It’s an integrated care unit known also as Med Psych Unit Inpatient I was asked to write something about Kelly, actually, by Kelly herself And the way she did it was very particular to her She texted me, can we please talk? I thought there was an emergency Of course, with my inpatient psychiatry mindset, I think that way And also, there was no emergency at all Kelly just was being herself, an appropriate and polite person, thorough, wanted to ask me if I could talk about her at graduation, and wanting to give me more details about it This is how Kelly is, old school in some ways, polite, and wanting to do things the right way Kelly is pretty impressive During her residency at Harvard, along with psychiatry residency training program, Kelly got accepted into the sole position of the community track and worked on early identification and intervention for psychosis She also was chief resident in her fourth year and has had multiple leadership roles Without going into too many details about what Kelly has done, I’m interested in talking more about how she has done them I think Kellyism is something that exists

I’ll talk more about it from my perspective Kellyism is defined as one, perfectionism that works mostly in one’s favor, for example, notes that are detailed and also targeted to the issue at hand, reflecting her intelligence and her great work Two, dedication to her family, of course, including her baby, Elle, who, by the way I got the chance to meet and is so lovely– maybe we’ll see her soon– as well as her dedication to her work The first time I met Kelly was when she was on [INAUDIBLE] She was working every day despite feeling nauseous due to her pregnancy She would continue working as if nothing’s happening and was very focused on making everything work Three, a high ability to be playful and teasing Kelly has developed this skill more and more with her patients, which has made her relationships even more therapeutic Last but not least, taking the road less traveled, Kelly is going back to Michigan, where the rest of her family is After multiple negotiations, she was able to refuse both academic jobs, which were the only available academic positions, because they did not suit her needs as well as her family needs And to tell you the truth, I’m glad she did She will be working as a child psychiatrist and is working with another psychiatrist to start their own private practice Good luck, Kelly KELLY KRCMARK: Thank you Diploma SIBEL ALGON: Hi I’m Sibel Algon I’m one of the child psychiatrists over at Bradley, still here And I have the honor of introducing Dr. Raj So Dr. Raj is the kind of person whose composure, his easygoing nature, how humble he is can distract you from realizing how much he’s accomplished Learning about Dr Raj’s accomplishments over the last five years at Brown and being chosen to mentor him through his opening of the [INAUDIBLE] Center Bridge Clinic has left me sort of at a loss for words And those of you who know me well realize that’s sort of an unusual thing I’ve often asked myself why would Dr. Raj want me to supervise him? Why would I be the one chosen to speak for him at graduation? And I can’t really answer that, but what I can tell you is that being chosen to do that has made me more sure of myself and proud of the work that I do Dr. Raj has similar impacts and positive impacts on all the people he meets Given his modesty, he often finds his impact on people’s surprising, but it’s really no surprise to those of us who’ve had the pleasure to work alongside him Youth, families, young adults they often open up to Dr. Raj about events that they’ve never spoken to anyone about over years Nurses, social workers, medical students, doctors, floor staff, even the most surly, will remember Dr. Raj and say, yep, he’s the greatest whenever I say I’m going to meet up with him Dr. Raj’s passion for work with trauma survivors has been brewing over the last eight years And he came about a Triple Board residency and program pretty naturally given all of his early experience in med school And I think it’s easy to say that all of his accomplishments since he’s been in residency have exceeded even our program director’s expectations So to give a sort of example or a summary of a few– I can’t actually go over them or I will exceed the five minutes limit– but Dr. Raj’s CV alone is nine pages I think mine is maybe four So a few of them I can tell you He’s had over seven awards, starting with a hospital-wide recognition at Hasbro at the beginning of his training, and most recently being given a Honorary Internist award by the Adult Medicine Service at Rhode Island Hospital, which is one of the only services he’s actually not trained in He’s had scholarships, ACAP awards, Excellence in Teaching Awards He’s done two national presentations, one of which there were 3,000 people in the audience And when you watch the introduction, the pediatrician who introduces him, who’s quite well-known, refers to himself as being on stage for the first time in 34 years after his graduation from med school, at which point Dr. Raj had been out of medical school for four years He has done four grand round presentations,

two of them out of state He has given over 20 lectures with topics ranging from his specialty in trauma to strep throat to the rationale for vaccines His five publications, five poster presentations, two interviews, a book chapter review, a ton of leadership activities I can’t even go through all of them Medical activities And then thrown in for good measure, my favorite, the opening of the [INAUDIBLE] Center Bridge Clinic, where Dr. Raj thought out and then and then saw to creation a clinic for some of our most vulnerable youth And thanks to his hard work, this clinic will be ongoing towards the future So to sort of sum it up, I can say I really believe that because Dr. Raj is going to go into a career working with abused children, our entire society will benefit People’s ability to recognize these kids, to treat these kids will improve And when my children ask me or patients may ask me, well, how can one person really make a difference, I will be able to tell them the story of Anish Raj So with that, I thank you Congratulations ANISH RAJ: I don’t know what to say But seriously, thank you so much I really appreciate it And thank you, everyone, for all the love and support over the years Thank you, Dr. Algon JEFFREY HUNT: A toast to all of you guys at midpoint We have a little more to go But Elizabeth and I are having some beverages at our office here So it’s my great pleasure to present Dr. Courtney Taylor As one of our stellar graduates of the Triple Board program, and I love her slide with her doggie She is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the University of Washington, where she was a double major in neurobiology and psychology with distinction One of the real joys of being a Triple Board program director is that our residents are with us for five years One of the real challenges is that they’re spread around our clinical system for a lot of that time, so we don’t always get to see them much early on Well, I’ve had the good pleasure of working with Courtney over the last two or three years, first in a ACAP Lifelong Learning Committee that I also was new to the committee And I didn’t actually let her know that we would do a ton of work and then eat in the basement of a hotel while we were doing some more work, and do that for two trips a year to Washington, DC So sorry about that, Courtney You were an excellent contributor to it I also had the pleasure of working with her in our my psychopharm clinic this past year And I always like a look at the personal statements of triple boarders, particularly to see how things have evolved over five or six years And actually, with Courtney, there’s actually quite a few threads that I want to go through First, the threads are empathy, curiosity, advocacy, and courage and resilience Courtney has a natural ability to connect with even the most resistant patients, and this has been even more evident in the past few months when trying to engage with very challenging and young patients through Zoom She has an easy and approachable style with patients that convey a genuine interest and an absence of any judgment I also remember we had a medical student who had more colorful hair than I’m used to as a conservative Montanan And Courtney, again, showed me the way in just accepting them where they are I think her time as a high school cheerleading coach provided her with some of the critical insight into teen minds It’s not surprising that she’s been so successful with patients struggling with their weight in the Hasbro Obesity Clinic and patients with chronic medical concerns through her work with the TALC program, which is the Adolescent Leadership Council that she’s co-led for the last five years Courtney’s curiosity has taken many forms, especially the desire to experience learning in different environments She spoke of her interest in global health about six years ago, and she followed through on many of those dreams In fact, this year, there were times when I thought of the book Where in the World is Waldo?

And I would slip and think, where in the world is Courtney? In the last 10 months, Courtney has spent time in the far north in Burlington, Vermont, learning about specialized approach to assessment of families Then she was in Kauai, Hawaii, learning from one of our previous triple board graduates about community health in an island population greatly affected by substance abuse and other social challenges This was quickly followed by a month-long stay in Eldoret, Kenya, where she was able to be focused on another of her early themes, that of education She and her colleagues provided needed seminars in child and adolescent psychiatry to the local clinicians who work with bare bones resources in that country These experiences, I know, have informed Courtney’s physician identity Another theme that I pulled from her early vision of her professional life is that of advocacy Courtney has developed and taught yoga and mindfulness class to teens in a juvenile detention center in Rhode Island She also has been steadfast in her push for consistent changes to training in pediatric psychiatry and child psychiatry through her work on wellness and well-being in residency She had a presentation in Dallas at a prestigious national meeting in March of this year, where she received accolades for her work on a specialized group focusing on wellness for triple boarders at all levels I actually recall that meeting quite finally, as it was attended by Courtney, Michelle, and Kristyn, who also presented My birthday always occurs during this training directors, meeting and we were joined on that day, along with Courtney’s mom and one of Courtney’s family friends, for dinner Actually, it was at George W. And Laura Bush’s favorite restaurant The food was excellent The seating was at a classroom desk with autographs by GW, which was quite cool, and conversation was lively It definitely elevated my well-being, and it’s become one of my most memorable birthdays It was soon after that meeting that other traits that Courtney exemplifies emerged, that of courage and resilience And in the last few months, I think she has shown those Courtney managed to continue her work with patients and ensured that they all received the care that they needed She also managed to remain fully engaged in learning and teaching, all while adapting to working remotely, this all while holding emotions of grief and loss Courtney will be returning to her native Vancouver, Washington, and that community is very fortunate to have her Courtney, I look forward to staying in touch and hearing about all of your adventures that I’m sure you’ll have over the next few years Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Yay, Courtney COURTNEY TAYLOR: Thanks, Dr. Hunt Thanks, Dr. L. That was a great speech ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Claire, it’s your turn Claire, congratulations to you, and thank you for all that you have given me, the Triple Board program, Brown University, and the children and families of Rhode Island In honor of you, eight-year-old Isabel has written an acrostic poem for tonight Claire is creative She cares deeply Claire and I first met in September of 2011 She attended our introductory Henrietta Leonard Medical Student Fellowship in Child Psychiatry interest group meeting, and the checkbox signup form indicated she was a first year medical student, that she maybe had access to a car, and that she was interested in the following topics– trauma effects on development, post-institutionalized kids, international detention, and residential But that wasn’t enough She turned over the paper and filled it with other ideas which she came up to share with me after the meeting Four months later, in January of 2012, I sent this email Dear Claire, sorry it’s taken so long to make an official, but I wanted to let you know, based on your interests and initial requests, that I have assigned you to me as your Kllingenstein Program Faculty Mentor That was one of the best things I’ve ever done From that first conversation, I feel so fortunate that Claire has become more and more like family to me And it became clear how she became someone who cares so deeply when I met her actual family, who you can see here on this slide, her parents and her loving sister, four years later at her medical school graduation, when Claire won not only the Christopher Benedict Child Psychiatry Award, but also the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award I’m so glad your family is here with us tonight Claire’s patients recognize this, and they connect instantly, intensely, and a bit indefinitely Her two adult therapy patients who

will be continuing treatment with her; the little boy with autism who met her once in the hospital and then followed her through a bunch of different hospitals, and then made his mom drive up here from New York City to continue treatment with her; and the incarcerated adolescents who periodically attempt to friend her on Facebook whenever they get out of the training school Claire cares deeply for her family, for her patients, for her colleagues, for her students, and for her mentors She continuously comes up with creative ways to show us this, and we love her for it Claire is loyal Claire is now completing the 13-year plan here at Brown After obtaining her undergrad degree in developmental studies, she stayed here for medical school, and fortunately, also, for the Triple Board program And how lucky am I that Claire has stuck with it and with me for all this time? From that first mentorship assignment through many adventures in clinical care, program development, advocacy conferences, meetings, and two full years as her official core supervisor, Claire, you’ve taught me way more than I could ever teach you Going back to our early days in 2012, Claire replied to my email, I’m really excited to get to work with you this semester I’m interested in visiting the training school in Harmony Hill and just talking with you more I would also love to talk with you about medication and foster care Just be warned that once I get talking about adoption and foster care, it is sometimes hard to get me to stop Claire is an amazing advocate You were right You have not stopped talking about these issues and trying to make them better for children here in Rhode Island Thank you for your help with the DCYF Policy Committee for your initiative as the inaugural medical student representative to the Rhode Island Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry You advocate for your patients on a daily basis for program improvement and development on every rotation, for your colleagues and junior residents right up until these last weeks of training How exciting when you won the Public Policy Fellowship Award this year through the ACAP and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Our new Hope for Justice Clinic, or whatever name we end up coming up with, is largely thanks to you and your energy and your creativity Claire is intelligent and inspiring Her personal statement started with the line, it was an exorcism that set me on the path toward child psychiatry An exorcism Her compassion and courage have led her to seek out experiences in Uganda working with former child soldiers, in Virginia working with two little boys with attachment disorders and autism, and more recently, with patients and families facing psychosocial stressors such as incarceration, child abuse, and homelessness Claire is smart, thoughtful, and compassionate, with a particular gift for making everyone around her want to be better and do better Claire is really funny That was Isabel’s How often has Claire’s bright, infectious, and perfectly timed laughter lightened the mood, made someone feel at ease, or helped a group move past a difficult conversation Claire is educated, and more importantly, an educator Claire has won numerous teaching awards through the medical school already before even joining our faculty She has experience with curriculum development from sex ed groups at the training school, an ethics course for preclinical medical students, an integration seminar for clinical students, an introduction to psychiatry experience for her junior residents When she followed several nationally known speakers at an ACAP conference a couple of years ago with the wrap-up session of a clinical perspective about aggression, Claire’s was by far the best presentation So Claire, as you wrap up your formal years of training, I know you will go on to great things in your new roles as a psychiatrist at Thunder Mist Health Center providing integrated and primary psychiatric services to adults and children, as well as a faculty member of the Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Department of Pediatrics You will continue to provide exceptional patient care, to teach others the art of medicine, to lead systemic change and transformation, and to inspire others to do better and to be better I would like to end with a quote from the children’s author Jason Reynolds that he shared last week in a kid lit rally for Black Lives Claire, this is what I wish for you and what I know you will continue to inspire others to do Crawl towards judgment, sprint toward understanding Thank you for sharing your wisdom, your passion, and your pursuit of understanding with all of us Congratulations CLAIRE WILLIAMS: Thank you Well, thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the years I’ve learned so much from you ELIZABETH WHEELER: All right Hear me? Great Good afternoon I am Liz Wheeler, and I’m here to honor Veronica Alexander, a fellow Triple Boarder I’m currently in private practice doing outpatient psychotherapy as a psychiatrist, an unusual thing these days, but very much enjoying it

after 13 years at Bradley, where I think I had a lovely career there as well I have been Veronica’s psychotherapy supervisor this year But as we discovered, our lives overlapped much earlier The world can be quite small, in a lovely way, sometimes I myself had graduated from Brown, the college, as well as medical school and the Triple Board program, so Veronica and I already had had a history at Brown in common You see, after attending Oberlin as an undergraduate, Veronica herself graduated from medical school at Brown, then went to Tulane for the first several years of triple board training, and circled back to Brown with her husband and young son to finish her triple board training with us, and we are very glad she did But we also have another common history Veronica comes from New Orleans, and in fact, so does my family And her parents live just a few blocks from my cousins and the house where my mother was born 100 years ago So I felt an instant kinship with her for those reasons, Brown, triple board, and New Orleans But what is most remarkable to me about Veronica, beyond the overt but meaningful coincidences of geography, is her deep structure, her natural ability to form connection And that I have discovered more and more as I have known her Veronica moved back to Rhode Island last summer, and we started supervision in September But she sure hit the ground running You see, Veronica arrives She shows up She brings her full self She does that and supervision and with patients and in life She is the real deal She is authentic and available She cares deeply about her family, her friends, and her work She is eager to learn and open to engaging fully in the exchange Veronica is curious, willing to consider the new, the alternative views and strategies She is brave, willing to try things, experiment, be uncomfortable if it is in the best interest of treatment and of her role as healer And she is humble, willing to admit not knowing, and open to seeking consultation from peers and supervisors She is also generous, seeing the gifts and vulnerabilities in others, willing to see where patients and families bring strengths or fall short, and have the hope and determination to meet them where they are, guiding them toward healing and strength She brings her humanity, a full complement of emotions, life experiences, and observations, and is eager to weave that into her expertise as a complete psychiatrist, therapist as well as scientist These qualities have made supervision with Veronica a pleasure, a joy It has made the exchange between supervisor and fellow rich, as so much is available for us to share and better understand as we look at her experiences with patients, the patients themselves, and their families Veronica has also made it easier for me to share what wisdom I have gathered so far, the art of psychiatry as well as teaching the science of it, the techniques and the know how Of course, we hope and select for trainees and colleagues like Veronica with strong intellectual capacities, including insight and judgment, but also a rich array of personal strengths The awareness and development of all of these dimensions are encouraged during fellowship training, but some Fellows are more available to the process of weaving personal traits and professional skills that makes for the highest level of psychotherapy training Veronica has showed up for fellowship training at this high level of engagement That is very much to her credit and a reflection of her gifts, and bodes well for Veronica’s future career as a psychiatrist, for her ongoing capacity to develop and grow as a fully integrated human being, to be truly present to her patients, and to have meaningful therapeutic alliances and productive experiences as a clinical leader, teacher, and healer The old saying, orators are made, poets are born applies here, I think Veronica was born with a poetry of authenticity and presence And we at Brown, both in the medical school and the Triple Board Fellowship, as well as those at Tulane, have seen her become a skilled tactician and decision maker as well We are fortunate that fate brought Veronica back to Brown to complete her triple board training here, and we know that her future colleagues and patients will be enriched by her many gifts Veronica indeed showed up, and we salute her now with our thanks and applause Well done, and all our best wishes, Veronica, both for a rewarding career in medicine filled with healing and compassion, as well

as the love of family and the fellowship of good friends So as we say in New Orleans, laissez les bon temps rouler Congratulations VERONICA ALEXANDER: Thank you so much, Dr. Wheeler My time with you has meant so much to me And I also want to say thank you to my wonderful family ELIZABETH WHEELER: That’s great I’m muting myself So I think we’re doing this part now MICHELLE PARKER: Yeah, we are JEFFREY HUNT: Looking good MICHELLE PARKER: OK, great OK So as the chiefs, we wish we could be with you, Dr. L, because we’d be hugging you and we’d be tearsing together and we’d be saying congratulations to your face And we can’t So instead, we did the next best thing with the help of my husband over here, and we put together this little video for you So here’s a little personal sendoff for you We love you, good luck, and congratulations KRISTYN STOREY: And thank you for everything ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Thank you, guys [VIDEO PLAYBACK] – Hey, Dr. Lowenhaupt On behalf of the class of 2020, as well as all of the Child Psych Fellows, and Triple Boarders, and adult psychiatry residents, and medical students that you have taught and mentored over the years, we just want to say thank you and congratulations And I just personally want to thank you for being such a trailblazer for women in our field and an excellent role model for leaders in medical education And on a lighter note, it’s thanks to you that I’m obsessed with jelly beans I can’t wait to just meet up with you again when things are back to normal at Seven Stars or Olga’s and hear about all the amazing things that you’re going to accomplish on your new endeavor So without further ado, a couple of my friends also want to say thanks Best wishes and good luck – Thank you, Dr. L – Thank you, Dr. L – Thank you, Dr. Lowenhaupt – Thank you so much for everything, Dr. L – Thank you, Dr Lowenhaupt, for everything you’ve done for our program It certainly wouldn’t be what it is today without you – Thank you for everything, Dr. L. We’re really going to miss you – Thank you, Dr. L – Hi, Dr. L. Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for us over the past two years that I’ve been a Fellow, and also for so long before that I remember the first time working with you when I was in residency doing my forensic child rotation And you were such a good mentor, and I remember you gave me this book, and you really helped be very clear for me in my decision to go into child psychiatry And I really, really appreciate that, and I’ll always remember that Thank you – Your passion, your drive, your commitment They’re such an inspiration to all of us, and we really appreciate the great lengths that you go to for us, for children, for families So thank you, Dr. L – Dr. Lowenhaupt, thank you very, very much for your wonderful supervision, teaching, help and support this year I really, really appreciate them Thank you – Congratulations on the next adventure, Dr. Lowenhaupt, and thank you so much for all the love and support over the years It’s truly appreciated more than you’ll ever know Cannot wait to hear how you have conquered the next frontier of goat yoga – Hi, Dr. L. I just wanted to thank you for your many years of work and dedication as Associate Program Director for child psychiatry and for Triple Board Over the past four years, your guidance and support have been incredibly valuable to me I’m very grateful for everything that you’ve done for us I know you’ll make us all very proud in your future work in child welfare and juvenile justice Thank you so much, and we look forward to our ongoing work with you moving forward – Congratulations on your new position We’re all sad to see you go but no you’re going on to bigger and better things I really appreciate all your teaching, time, and support over the past couple of years from my second year in residency, going to the training school and working with you there, to my first year in fellowship It’s been really special getting to work with you, and I wish you all the luck moving forward Be safe – Thank you, Dr. L., for all of the hard work that you invested in our educational experience I really appreciate it I’ve enjoyed getting to know you, and I hope that we’ll get to work together at some point again in the future And I wish you the best of luck in this new phase of your career – Thank you, Dr. Lowenhaupt, for all your work as our program director I can’t even begin to put into words how much it meant to me, and I can’t wait to keep working with you – Thank you, Dr. L Thank you so much for the last nine/five years – We’re so glad to be graduating at the same time as you because you’ll always be our program director – Love you – Love you ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Thank you all You’re amazing I very intentionally am graduating with all of you because you’re a very special class, and you’ll always be in my heart So thank you

JEFFREY HUNT: So just a couple more comments First of all, Elizabeth isn’t leaving our division, so she’ll continue to be a senior part of our team and we do look forward to the new directions that she takes herself in At this point, for all of the panelists, all of the graduates, and all your families, we have a virtual cocktail hour that you got the link to We can leave this open If you want to unmute yourself, if you have one or two more things you want to say, we can do that now Otherwise, we can move to the virtual cocktail hour Anybody else want to add any comments? MICHELLE PARKER: We’re back KRISTYN STOREY: Hi MICHELLE PARKER: Dr L., we just also want to say thank you so much for your mentorship as chiefs I know we couldn’t have done it without you and Dr. Hunt But as our leading lady, we just really appreciate you so much KRISTYN STOREY: Yeah This was an intense year, and we learned so much and we accomplished so much And I think a big reason both of us are staying in Rhode Island, and specifically at Bradley, is because of everything that we learned from you guys and the experience that you guys allowed us to have and made possible So thank you MICHELLE PARKER: Thank you for sharing your home and your family Thank you for having us on a Saturday to do schedules, and to listening to us with our wellness initiative We’re just really, really grateful So thank you We’ll stop talking now KRISTYN STOREY: OK, bye MICHELLE PARKER: Bye ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Anyone else is welcome to mention a couple of things, just not about me Otherwise, just turn on your cameras to wave goodbye to the group JEFFREY HUNT: The virtual cocktail hour will allow us to meet some of the parents and family We’ll be breakouts So please join Toast ELIZABETH LOWENHAUPT: Thank you all for being here tonight JEFFREY HUNT: Toast to you guys OK So Hannah, I think we’ll end there and move to the virtual cocktail hour