MAYVILLE - Dr. Steven Dubovsky, chairman of the Psychiatric Department at the University at Buffalo, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Mental Health Month Luncheon sponsored by Southern Tier Environments for Living on May 16.
His topic will be "Bipolar Disorder." The luncheon will be held at noon at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville.
Dr. Dubovsky is also adjunct professor of psychiatry and medicine at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Steven Dubovsky, chairman of the Psych-iatric Department at the University at Buffalo is set to speak at the annual Mental Health Month Luncheon May 16.
His research is in the areas of disaster response, intracellular signaling in mood disorders, the pathophysiology of psychiatric illness, development of new treatments and interactions between medical and psychiatric illnesses.
He has published more than 200 articles, chapters and books and he has lectured internationally on a variety of topics. His most recent book (with Amelia N. Dubovsky) is Prescriber's Survival Guide: Ethical Prescribing in the Era of Big Pharma, published by W.W. Norton.
Held each year as STEL's celebration of National Mental Health Month, the luncheon also features the presentation of awards for outstanding service to individuals with psychiatric disorders.
Included in the awards are the "DuBois Employee of the Year," the 'Success of the Year," the "John Theismann Vocational Services Award," and two "Community Service Awards," one for an individual and one for an organization.
The awards will be presented by Thomas J. Whitney, STEL executive director, and David Maternowski, chairman of the STEL board of directors.
The Invocation will be offered by Father Joseph Vatter, pastor of All Saints Church in Lockport.
Dennis Webster of Media One will serve as master of ceremonies.
Cost of the luncheon is $15 and the deadline for reservations is May 11. For further information contact STEL at 366-3200.