UNMC Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Daniel Gih, MD, was named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) this month during the organization’s virtual annual meeting.
This honor is given to psychiatrists in recognition for their high level of commitment, experience, and dedication. The Distinguished Fellow designation (DFAACAP) is the highest honor AACAP bestows upon its members.
“It’s a great honor as it reflects my long-standing membership in AACAP and contributions to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Being a distinguished fellow also means that my peers acknowledge my work with child and adolescent patients, and medical education,” Dr. Gih said.
A special acknowledgement will be made during the AACAP Annual Meeting, in AACAP News, and online at www.aacap.org.
Dr. Gih is Associate Professor and Director of Education in the UNMC Department of Psychiatry. He currently serves on the UNMC College of Medicine Curriculum Committee, and is the founding program director of the UNMC psychiatry residency program. His clinical interests include psychiatric education, severe mood disorders in adolescents, electroconvulsive therapy, and eating disorders.
Dr. Gih joins a number of UNMC Department of Psychiatry faculty members who have been named Distinguished Fellows by their specialties in 2020. Fellow faculty members Dr. Sheritta Strong, Dr. Steven Wengel and adjunct faculty member Dr. Martin Wetzel were named Distinguished Fellows by the American Psychiatric Association in March.