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Leadership Transition for Psychiatry Residency Training Program

After 14 years of splendid service as our Program Director of General Psychiatry Education, Grace Thrall, MD, has chosen to step down from this role, and Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, will be our interim training director. 

Dr. Gagliardi (pictured left) holds dual appointments as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and in the Department of Medicine. She completed her medical education and residency at Duke and also obtained her Masters of Health Science in Clinical Research through the NIH Clinical Research Training Program in 2009. She has been with the department since 2003, and has done an outstanding job serving alongside Dr. Thrall as Associate Program Director of Psychiatry Residency for the last year and a half. In addition, she served as the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine’s residency program from 2004 to 2007 and as Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the past five years. Dr. Gagliardi is an accomplished member of our faculty, having published 21 peer-reviewed article, 11 book chapters, and 28 scientific reviews. She served as an Editorial Fellow for The Medical Letter for three years and is currently a contributing editor. She is the recipient of the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2006 Honored Professor and the 2003 Honored Resident awards, and was also elected as a participant in the 2010 AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. Clearly, Dr. Gagliardi has a wealth of experience and knowledge in medical education and we are excited to have her step into this new leadership role.

We are heartily grateful to Grace for her many years of creative, collaborative and compassionate leadership and innumerable contributions to our department as Program Director of General Psychiatry Education. Dr. Thrall has chosen to step down from this role to pursue other interests and we wish her all the best with her new endeavors. While we are very sad to see her leave this position, we are thankful for the enormously positive impact she has had on our education program, and on nearly a decade and a half of psychiatry resident classes. Our residents are the future of our field, and that future is profoundly shaped by the training they receive. All who know her appreciate the extent of the dedication and energy that Grace has invested in this training program, and in the welfare of each and every resident. For that, we thank her again and know that she will be sorely missed.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Thrall for her invaluable service to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and in welcoming Dr. Gagliardi as our interim training director.

Adrian Angold, MBBS
Vice Chair for Education

Sarah H. Lisanby, MD
Department Chair