40 Under 40: Dorian Lamis

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Lamis U40 teaser.jpgThe University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 celebrates Emory University School of Medicine faculty member and Franklin alumnus Dorian Lamis:

Dr. Lamis is a licensed clinical psychologist, completing both his internship and postdoctoral training at the Emory University School of Medicine.  His research focuses on mood disorders, substance use, and suicidal behaviors in a variety of populations including adolescents, young adults (e.g., college students), and African Americans.

Dr. Lamis has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics. In addition, he is the senior editor of two books on suicide entitled Understanding and Preventing College Student Suicide (2011) and Advancing the Science of Suicidal Behavior:Understanding and Intervention (2015). He serves as the president of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Atlanta Chapter.

Lamis also points out that he was born on "the last day that UGA won the National Championship in football (1/1/1981)." Sure we believe in coincidence. But it's no mere happenstance that outstanding alumni of the Franklin College go on to do so many great things. Congratulations, Dr. Lamis.