Dr. Meera Narasimhan receives national honor
Dr. Meera Narasimhan, Professor and Interim Chairman Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at USC-SOM received the Outstanding Academician Award from the Indo American Psychiatric Association for excellence in academic leadership as an exemplary clinician, educator, researcher and administrator) Indo American Psychiatric Association.
She also went on to receive the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Distinguished Fellowship is a national honor awarded by the American Psychiatric Association, awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence.
In March of this year Dr. Narasimhan also received the Community Service Award from the American Tamil Medical Association of the Carolinas at their Annual event in Durham for her service in the mental health arena both in India and the United States
In her professional career Dr. Narasimhan has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for teaching, services and research including the Paul E. Kaunitz award for excellence in the interface between medicine and psychiatry at Yale University, Laura B. Temple award for outstanding contribution towards patients and their families from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Teacher of the Year and the Chairman’s Award for outstanding contributions to medical student education and residency training at USC-SOM, the Nancy Roeske Award from the American Psychiatric Association for excellence in medical student education.
She was awarded the South Carolina psychiatrist of the year award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Research Advancement Award in 2006 and 2008, from University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Her research team was the recipient of the “Heroes in the Fight Award” from Mental Health America in 2008
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