Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the psychiatric emergency room at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, is a recipient of the Nancy C. A. Roeske Teaching Award from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
The award, established in 1990 to honor Dr. Nancy C.A. Roeske, is given to individuals who have made outstanding and sustaining contributions to medical student education.
Dr. Fuehrlein has a strong interest in medical student and resident education, particularly surrounding addiction psychiatry and serves on multiple local and national committees in this role. His past awards include the APA’s Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents and the Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator and Role Model. He is also passionate about emergency psychiatry and substance use disorders and has presented and published his work surrounding opioid use disorder in the emergency room setting. In 2019 he was inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists, an organization that recognizes excellence in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching.