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