The Department congratulates Dr. Randall White, who will be awarded the status of Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 2021. As the sole recipient of this distinction for Western Canada, Dr. Randall is being recognized for his significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in a range of areas, including administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, and clinical excellence. The status of Distinguished Fellow is the highest honour conferred by the APA upon its members.
Dr. White is the Medical Director of Community Mental Health in Vancouver, and the clinical director of the BC Psychosis Program at UBC Hospital. His clinical and research interests lie in the management of treatment-resistant psychotic disorders. Dr. White was first appointed to the UBC Department of Psychiatry in 2007, and was promoted to the rank of Clinical Professor in 2016. As a member of our clinical faculty, he has contributed extensively to both teaching and service activities, through which he has made a significant and positive impact on our undergraduate and postgraduate Psychiatry education programs. Annually, he actively participates in supervising medical students and residents, and delivers academic day seminars and other lectures on a wide range of topics such as Psychosis Clinical Decision Making, Preparation for Medical Practice, Psychotic Disorders in DSM 5, and Treatment Resistant Psychosis. As well, he has served as co-chair of an annual psychopharmacology conference, has produced CME for UBC CPD and Medscape.com, and is the recipient of a number of teaching awards and honours.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. White on this outstanding distinction!