Calendar of Event
 Event Title: The Role of Acculturative Stress on the Process of Migration and Globalization
 Date: 10/16/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30pm
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1st Flr. Auditorium - 1051 Riverside Drive, NYC 10032

Speaker: Pedro Ruiz, MD
University of Texas-Houston Medical School


Pedro Ruiz, M.D. was born in Cuba and conducted his pre-medical school studies at the University of Havana in Cuba and completed his medical school education at the University of Paris in France. Subsequently, he finished his graduate training in Psychiatry at the University of Miami Medical School in Florida. Dr. Ruiz is currently a Tenured Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Previously he has been at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

He has served as President of the American College of Psychiatrists, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Association for Social Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and is President Elect of the World Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Ruiz has published over 600 original articles, invited articles, books, book chapters, book reviews and scientific abstracts during his academic career. His areas of research interest are administrative psychiatry, psychiatric education, cross-cultural psychiatry and health services research.

Dr. Ruiz has received many honors and awards; among them, the Simon Bolivar Award, and the George Tarjan Award from the American Psychiatric Association and many others, too numerous to list.