Visiting Professorship Program

How to Apply

The Visiting Professorship Program was established in 1998 to promote the understanding and practice of consultation-liaison psychiatry and to increase interest in, and awareness of, consultation-liaison psychiatry.

Visiting Professorship awards — up to $2,500 each — are used to support the travel expenses, lodging, meals, and honorarium for an ACLP member to serve as a visiting professor to a host university, hospital, or medical facility. The faculty sponsor at the host institution must also be a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

A limited number of Visiting Professorships are awarded each year. Any university, hospital, or medical facility may apply, although preference is given to programs that support interdisciplinary and/or interdepartmental interactions and institution-wide involvement.

Nominators of 2018 Visiting Professors
Awards presenter Leo Pozuelo, MD, FACLP, with ACLP members who nominated three of the four recipients of the 2018 Visiting Professor awards: (Left to right) Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FACLP; Emily Holmes, MD, MPH; Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP


VISITING PROFESSORSHIP AWARDS
2018 Carol Alter, MD, FACLP
visiting Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; nominated by Lisa Rosenthal, MD, FACLP

Hochang (Ben) Lee, MD, FACLP
visiting the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; nominated by Andrew Siegel, MD

Donald Rosenstein, MD, FACLP
visiting Indiana University School of Medicine; nominated by Emily Holmes, MD, MPH

Michael Sharpe, MD, FACLP
visiting the University of California, San Diego; nominated by Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD, FACLP

2017 Jesse Fann, MD, FACLP
visiting Stanford University School of Medicine; nominated by José Maldonado, MD, FACLP

Philip Muskin, MD, FACLP
visiting University of Iowa; nominated by Gen Shinozaki, MD, FACLP

William Sledge, MD
visiting UAB Hospital Center for Psychiatric Medicine; nominated by Rita Patton, MD

Jürgen Unützer, MD
visiting Cambridge Health Alliance; nominated by Hsiang Huang, MD, MPH

2016 Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, FACLP
visiting University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FRCPC, FACLP
visiting Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
visiting University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Andrea DiMartini, MD, FACLP
visiting Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Jeff Huffman, MD, FACLP
visiting Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Christina Wichman, DO, FACLP
visiting Oxford Women’s Centre, Oxford, UK

2014 Hochang Benjamin Lee, MD, FACLP
visiting Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA

James Levenson, MD, FACLP
visiting the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA

José Maldonado, MD, FACLP, FACFE
visiting the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

2013 Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, MD, FACLP
visiting Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Tomer T. Levin, MBBS, FACLP
visiting Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2012 Mary Ann Cohen, MD, FACLP
visiting Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Catherine Crone, MD, FACLP
visiting the University of Chicago

Laura Roberts, MD, FACLP
visiting Oregon Health and Science University

Jeffrey, Staab, MD
visiting Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

2011 Harvey Chochinov, MD, PhD, FACLP
visiting the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego; Scott Irwin, MD, PhD, faculty sponsor

Wayne Katon, MD, FACLP
visiting the University of Alabama; Richard Kennedy, MD, FACLP, faculty sponsor

2010 William Breitbart, MD, FACLP
visiting Loyola University Medical Center; Murali Rao, MD, faculty sponsor

Wayne Katon, MD, FACLP
visiting Brigham & Women’s Hospital; David Gitlin, MD, FACLP, faculty sponsor

Terry Rabinowitz, MD, FACLP
visiting the University of North Carolina; Donald Rosenstein, MD, FACLP, faculty sponsor

Linda Worley, MD, FACLP
visiting Thomas Jefferson University; Keira Chism, MD and Madeleine Becker, MD, faculty sponsors

2009 Kurt Kroenke, MD
visiting Cambridge Health Alliance; Amy Bauer, faculty sponsor

Theodore Stern, MD, FACLP
visiting Thomas Jefferson University; Keira Chism, MD and Madeline Becker, MD, faculty sponsors

Paula Trzepacz, MD, FACLP
visiting Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Hochang Lee, MD, faculty sponsor

2008 Andrea DiMartini, MD, FACLP
visiting Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller, School of Medicine; Jorge Luis Sotelo, MD, FACLP, faculty sponsor

Roger G. Kathol, MD, FACLP
visiting Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Elisabeth J.S. Kunkel, MD, FACLP, faculty sponsor

Tomer T. Levin, MD, FACLP
visiting VA New York Harbor Medical Center, New York Campus; Brian D. Bronson, MD, faculty sponsor

2007 Philip R. Muskin, MD, FACLP
visiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, faculty sponsor Andrew J. Roth, MD

Steven D. Passik, PhD
visiting Massachusetts General Hospital, faculty sponsor William Pirl, MD, FACLP

Joseph S. Weiner, MD, PhD, FACLP
visiting Austin Medical Education Programs/Seton Hospitals, faculty sponsor Lawrence A. Houser, MD

2006 James L. Levenson, MD, FACLP
Michael C. Sharpe, MD, FACLP
Harold J. Wain, PhD, FACLP
Joseph S. Weiner, MD, PhD, FACLP
2005 No award
2004 Andrew J. Roth, MD, FACLP
2003 Paula T. Trzepacz, MD, FACLP
William R. Yates, MD, FACLP
2002 Harvey M. Chochinov, MD, PhD, FACLP
Francisco Fernandez, MD
2001 James L. Levenson, MD, FACLP
2000 Andrea DiMartini, MD, FACLP
Wayne J. Katon, MD, FACLP
Seth Powsner, MD
1999 Wayne J. Katon, MD, FACLP
Constantine G. Lyketsos, MD, FACLP
1998 Michael K. Popkin, MD, FACLP
Paula T. Trzepacz, MD, FACLP

How the to Apply for the Visiting Professorship Program

Any university, hospital, or medical facility may apply for an ACLP Visiting Professorship grant. Both the faculty sponsor and the Visiting Professor must be a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. All applications are reviewed for competitiveness by an ACLP-appointed committee.

ACLP strongly encourages applications for programs that support interdisciplinary and/or interdepartmental interactions and institution-wide involvement. Applications are rated on relevance to consultation-liaison psychiatry; overall quality of program design; inclusion of plans for interdepartmental and interdisciplinary programs; and likely impact on the institution and/or community.

Application for the program must be made using the online Visiting Professorship Application. All three parts of the application, described below, must be filled in with as much detail as you can provide. Applications must be received by April 9.

Three Parts to the Application:

PART 1. Institution and Faculty Sponsor. Identify and describe the institution and the faculty sponsor, who must be a member of ACLP. Indicate your preferred ACLP member as the Visiting Professor, whom you have previously contacted to assure his or her availability and willingness to serve as a Visiting Professor. The Academy reserves the right to name another individual.

PART 2. Goals for the Program at Your Institution. Identify a main topic of interest which the Visiting Professor will address. Topics could be general principles in the evaluation and management of the medically ill (psychiatric assessment, legal issues, ethical issues; psychological responses to illness), psychiatric symptoms and disorders in the medically ill, psychiatric treatment of the medically ill, and issues within specialties and subspecialties (e.g., pain, oncology, pediatrics, organ transplantation, etc.).

Relevant CLP systems topics include setting up or improving a CLP teaching service, providing CLP services in non-academic settings, primary care integration, research in C-L Psychiatry, and C-L Psychiatry Administration (e.g., reimbursement for CLP services).

In addition, provide a brief summary of the background of your department. Describe your goals for the Visiting Professorship Program at your institution and how the Visiting Professor will help you achieve these goals. Justify the need for the Program, and how it will further CLP education in your hospital/community.

PART 3. Format. Complete and attach the fill-in-the-blanks Word document for Part 3: Format. Here you provide a detailed listing of specific activities that clearly describe what is expected of the Visiting Professor. This should include the types of venues, the composition and size of the anticipated audience, and the time alloted for each activity. The program duration may be from one to three days. Please be as specific as possible.

Suggested presentation formats include:

  • Lectures — Psychiatry Grand Rounds; Medicine/Family Practice Grand Rounds; Resident/Student Lectures; CLP Conference/Lecture
  • Case Conferences; CLP Rounds; Program Review
  • Mentorship — Junior Faculty; Research Faculty; Residents
  • Lunch/Dinner Discussion Groups

Disciplines expected to attend might include trainees or faculty from neurology, pain, geriatrics, internal medicine, other medical specialties; social workers, chaplains, nurses, hospital administrators, etc.

The final online entry of the application is to describe how the institution will allocate the $2,500 award — a budget for travel, food, honorarium, etc.

MS Word icon Application, Part 3: Format
Fill out the above Word form and attach to the
Online Application