Andrei Novac, MD DFAPA

Dear APA Colleagues:

I am writing to urge you to vote for Barton Blinder, MD PhD for the position of President Elect of the American Psychiatric Association. I have known Dr. Blinder for over 25 years in the capacity of teacher and supervisor, and later as a colleague and collaborator. Dr. Blinder has been an inspiration to many of his colleagues and students. An entire generation of psychiatrists has been trained and formed by Dr. Blinder, either directly in supervision, or as a result of his efforts in improving psychiatric education. Dr. Blinder has been a mentor to many psychiatrists who have moved on to occupy a variety of offices in organized psychiatry. He has been a professor of psychiatry, researcher, and the author of books and papers. Last but not least, he has been a full-time practitioner, an experience that he has promoted to many of his students. Dr. Blinder has been tireless in promoting different positions of the APA, as he has served as President of the local District Branch, as an area representative to the APA, and as a member of the academic committee of the APA annual meeting. Over many decades with unwavering enthusiasm and energy Dr. Blinder has contributed to American psychiatry, in efforts to diminish stigma of mental illness and to enhance the reputation of our field.

I believe that Dr. Blinder is the most qualified candidate for APA President, and I wholeheartedly ask you to vote for him in the upcoming election.

Andrei Novac MD DFAPA

Andrei Novac MD DFAPA
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine
Founding Director, Traumatic Stress Program, University of California, Irvine
Past Chair Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma Special Study Group at the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

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