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Alumnus Publishes Text on Emergency Psychiatry

May 21, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Scott Zeller '82 is co-editor of Emergency Psychiatry: Principle and Practice, published in April by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

The book, co-edited with Rachel Lipson Glick, Jon S. Berlin, and Avrim Fishkind, uses clinical and evidence-based information to illustrate principles of emergency psychiatry and the growing field of disaster psychiatry.

The subject is one with which Zeller has firsthand experience: He was one of the first psychiatrists to join the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in 2005, as featured in the Winter 2005 Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine.

A resident of Orinda, Calif., Zeller currently serves as medical director of the psychiatric emergency service at Alameda County Medical Center in San Leandro, Calif.

After earning his degree in biology at Illinois Wesleyan University, Zeller was an honors graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and did his residency training at the Langley Porter Institute of the University of California, San Francisco.