BU researcher receives prestigious clinical psychology award


Credit: Boston University School of Medicine

BOSTON – Denise Sloan, PhD, professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named the 2017 recipient of the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology at the American Psychological Association.

The Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award recognizes those who have been outstanding in supporting, encouraging and promoting education and training, professional and personal development and career guidance to junior colleagues.

A BUSM faculty member since 2007, she also is the associate director of education in the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD located at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Her work involves investigating more efficient treatment approaches for traumatic stress disorders with funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Defense and the National Institute for Mental Health.

"This is the most important award I could receive because it means I've had a real impact on the trainees that I have mentored," Sloan said. "Knowing that multiple former trainees nominated me for this award is especially meaningful for me."

The award will be presented by the Society of Clinical Psychology at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C, in August.


About Boston University School of Medicine

Originally established in 1848 as the New England Female Medical College, and incorporated into Boston University in 1873, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) today is a leading academic medical center with an enrollment of more than 700 medical students and 950 students pursuing degrees in graduate medical sciences. BUSM faculty contribute to more than 668 active grants and contracts, with total anticipated awards valued at more than $693 million in amyloidosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, infectious diseases, pulmonary disease and dermatology, among other areas. The School's clinical affiliates include its primary teaching hospital Boston Medical Center, the Boston VA Healthcare System, Kaiser Permanente in northern California, as well as Boston HealthNet, a network of 15 community health centers. For more information, please visit http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/

About the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award

The Outstanding Clinical Educators Award honors psychologists who display excellence in mentoring clinical psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. This award seeks to recognize those individuals who truly go out of their way to mentor more junior colleagues, honoring them for efforts which often go unnoticed–but not unappreciated.

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