Awards, Honors, Scholarships


Diplomat American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, 2014


Distinguished Fellow American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012


   Most Outstanding Teacher Faculty Award, Emory Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, 2018-2019       


Appointed to the American Society of Professors in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009


Most outstanding teacher award, University S. Alabama Department of Psychiatry, 2007-2008


Outstanding Mental Health Professional, Okaloosa- Walton Mental Health Association, Okaloosa-Walton Counties, Florida, 2007


Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, LSU Child Psychiatry Residency Program, 1995 


Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry –one of ten Child Fellows nationally chosen to serve on an Academy committee of choice, 1991


New Orleans Psychiatric Association Award for Best Resident paper entitled “Co-Dependency- A New Term for Old Conditions?” 1990


Chancellor’s Award for Most Outstanding Student,  Louisiana State University Medical School, 1987


Appointed as one of two medical students in the country to serve on the Liaison Committee for Medical School Accreditation, 1987


Secretary, LSU School of Medicine Student Body, 1984-1985


Outstanding Young Women of America Award, 1987


Louisiana State University Medical Center and DePaul Hospital Scholarship Award, 1985-1986


Timothy Ware Schurtz Memorial Scholarship, Louisiana State University Medical School, 1984


American Heart Association Grant to study “Effects of Calcium on Atherosclerosis,”

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1983


National Science Foundation Grant to study Human Genetics and Ethics,Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1980