News & Updates
Dr. Knoll Succeeds Dr. Pies as Editor of Psychiatric Times
Dr Ronald Pies, has been for over a decade the most recognizable name associated with the most widely read psychiatric publication in the U.S., Psychiatric Times, and most recently served as Editor-in-Chief. Dr Pies has distinguished himself as a superb clinician and teacher, prolific author and an enlightened editor. Dr. Pies has decided to step down from the Editor's post later this spring and we are delighted that another superb faculty member, Dr James Knoll, has been appointed to lead the Times. Given the very high profile and desirability of this position, it is a matter of great pride that the Editorship remains in our Department. Here is Dr. Pie’s note on this appointment:
"I am privileged and delighted to report that Prof. James L. Knoll IV, MD, has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief, effective June 16, 2010. James is Director of Forensic Psychiatry and Associate Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He has been our Forensic Psychiatry columnist over the past year, and was trained as a forensic fellow by one of the nation’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, also a Psychiatric Times Board member, Philip J. Resnick, MD. Dr. Knoll has also worked with another of our esteemed Board members, Peter F. Buckley, MD.
Prior to his position in Syracuse, Dr. Knoll was Director of Forensic Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, and Medical Director of Forensic Services for the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. Dr. Knoll has also been a consulting forensic examiner for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), division of the U.S. Department of Justice and has testified as an expert witness on many forensic mental health issues. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and is co-editor of the Correctional Mental Health Report. James has a number of literary and philosophical interests that will bring a humane and humanistic touch to his guidance of Psychiatric Times. I truly believe that Psychiatric Times will be in excellent hands!"
Richard O'Neill, PhD: 2011 President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
Dr. O'Neill is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Wendy Kates, PhD: 2011 President's Award for Excellence and Leadership in Research
Dr. Kates is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director for Psychiatric Neuroimaging at SUNY Upstate Medical University. This center is dedicated to the study of brain development and dysfunction in individuals with genetic, psychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders.
Thomas L. Schwartz, MD: 2011 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Schwartz is Associate Professor and Director of Adult Outpatient Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is a 2009 recipient of Upstate's President Award for Excellence in Professional Services.