Elizabeth R. Spallin Professorship in Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine

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Elizabeth R. Spallin Professorship in Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine

John F. Kelly, PhD, director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), associate director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH, and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has been named the inaugural incumbent of the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professorship in Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine.

Margaret Reay, the incumbent’s sister, and A. Eden Evins, MPH ’05, director of the Center for Addiction Medicine and associate professor of psychiatry at HMS, were among many friends, family, and colleagues who gathered to celebrate Kelly’s appointment.

The professorship is made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor whose philanthropic commitment exemplifies the donor’s trust in MGH and HMS to advance the field of addiction medicine.

Kelly’s clinical and research work focuses on addiction treatment and the recovery process, including specific research on the effectivenessof mutual-help groups as adjuncts to formal care. The professorship title honors Kelly’s mother, an inspirational figure in his life, and will be renamed the John F. Kelly Professorship in Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine upon his retirement.

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