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A lifetime of celebrated research
On eve of retirement, community honors Dr. Lynn Rehm
October 9, 2009
Before he retires from the University of Houston, pioneering depression researcher Dr. Lynn Rehm must take one more bow.
Dr. Rehm, professor of psychology and founding director of UH’s Depression Research Clinic, recently was honored with lifetime achievement awards by the Houston Psychological Association and the Texas Psychological Association. Both honors were presented at the spring joint meeting of HPA and TPA.
"Both are great, active organizations, and I am pleased to have been associated with them for many years.," Dr. Rehm said. "I feel quite honored to be recognized by them in this way."
Additionally, Dr. Rehm was presented with a proclamation authorized by Texas state Rep. Garnett Coleman. A portion of this resolution reads as follows:
"Dr. Lynn Paul Rehm has had a profound impact on both the scientist and practitioner components of the field of psychology; and he is most deserving of the illustrious recognition he has attained."
Dr. Rehm arrived at UH in 1979, bringing to campus his research interests in depression. He also brought new perspectives to the university’s psychology department, revising the curriculum for its clinical training program and later creating the Psychology Research and Services Center (PRSC).
In March, Dr. Rehm’s career was celebrated as part of the conference "The Etiology, Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Women and Girls." The conference was co-organized by Dr. Jeremy Pettit, then a UH Psychology associate professor, and Dr. Nadine Kaslow, one of Rehm’s former Ph.D. students.
At the joint meeting of HPA and TPA, it was announced that a UH campaign is now under way to create a named scholarship in Rehm’s honor.
"Dr. Rehm’s career accomplishments are the very embodiment of the scientist-practitioner creed that guides professional psychology," said Robert McPherson, executive associate dean of the College of Education, who initiated the campaign. "He has excelled in the classroom as a teacher and has been masterful as a clinical supervisor holding high expectations for his supervisees. As a mentor, he has been a leader among leaders in our state and national psychological associations."
Mike Emery contributed to this article.