Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, will be honored with the 2022 Jack Weinberg Award for Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and APA Foundation at the APA Annual Meeting in 2022.
The award honors a psychiatrist, who, over the course of his/her career, has demonstrated special leadership or who has done outstanding work in clinical practice, training, and research into geriatric psychiatry.
The award includes an honorarium and an engraved plaque which will be presented at the APA Annual Meeting to be held May 21-25, 2022, in New Orleans.
Wilkins has been involved nationally with the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and presented in the area of clinical geriatric psychiatry.
She has also been actively involved in the supervision and education of Yale School of Medicine students, PA students, and psychiatry residents and fellows. Her areas of research interest include medical education in geriatric psychiatry, integration of mental health and primary care, health professional attitudes toward psychosocial aspects of medicine, and medical student mental health.
She is Director of Medical Student Education in the Yale Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of the Yale Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience.