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Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD

Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD

Eugene H. Rubin, PhD ’77, MD ’78, is a highly successful educator, researcher, administrator, and clinician who has spent his entire career at Washington University School of Medicine. He served as Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program for 20 years and has been the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry since 1992.

A major contributor to medical education and curriculum development, Rubin recently expanded his teaching activities to the Danforth Campus, developing a new course focusing on the pharmacology of psychoactive drugs and drugs of abuse for Washington University undergraduates through the Department of Psychology.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in 1971 from the University of Rochester, Rubin enrolled in the Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and received his PhD in 1977 and his medical degree in 1978. Subsequently, he became the first MSTP graduate of the medical school to enter psychiatry. He has remained active in research throughout his career, one of the few residency directors nationally to do so, and was the founding director of the geropsychiatry inpatient unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He continues to make major contributions as a senior clinical investigator with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the medical center and is also involved in research studying major depression in the presence of other serious medical illnesses such as heart disease.

In addition to his teaching and research activities, Rubin is a member of the Department of Psychiatry Executive Committee and former chair of the medical school’s Disclosure Review Committee. To acknowledge his significant contribution to their education, the graduating residency class of 2007 presented him with their Excellence in Teaching Award. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American Psychopathological Association. He has co-edited two books and authored more than 70 peer- reviewed papers and 30 review articles and book chapters.

The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present Dr. Rubin with its Alumni/ Faculty Award.

Published: 05/10/2008