Steven T. Levy has been named the Bernard C. Holland Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Levy, who wears many hats, is professor and chief of psychiatry at Grady Memorial Hospital, director of the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute and vice chair for academic affairs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine.
The Bernard C. Holland Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences was created through an endowment from Arthur L. Montgomery of Atlanta, former chair of the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and his wife, Julie. Bernard C. Holland, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
"Dr. Holland was an important figure in the development of Emory's continuing leadership in the psychoanalytic approach to both emotional problems and the achievement of a richer, emotionally full life," said Jeffrey Houpt, dean of the medical school. "Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery's generosity provides a lasting tribute to Dr. Holland and significant strength to this aspect of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' programs. As director of the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute and an accomplished clinician, teacher and researcher, Dr. Levy is an excellent choice for the new professorship."
Levy, who came to Emory as an assistant professor of psychiatry in 1974, is widely known for his work on the theory of psychoanalytic technique.
"Dr. Levy is one of our most outstanding directors, teachers and scholars," said Charles B. Nemeroff, Reunette W. Harris Professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. "It is only fitting that he be recognized in this fashion, particularly by receving a chair named after Dr. Holland, the first chair of psychiatry at Emory."
-- Kathi Ovnic