Committee on Appointments and Promotions (COAP)

The Committee On Appointments and Promotions (COAP) for the Department of Psychiatry meets as needed during the winter and early spring to review applications for faculty members who have been nominated for promotion by their Division Chief. The members of COAP are Senior Faculty members who have been appointed for a specified term of service by the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Dr. Anke Ehrhardt. The following is a list of the current members of COAP:


T. Scott Stroup, MD, MPH
Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research
Professor of Psychiatry


Melissa R. Arbuckle, MD, PhD
Psychiatric Education
Professor of Psychiatry at CUIMC

Anke A. Ehrhardt, PhD
Gender, Sexuality, and Health
Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

William Fifer, PhD
Developmental Neuroscience
Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Pediatrics)at CUIMC

Abby J. Fyer, MD
Clinical Therapeutics
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

David A. Lowenthal, MD
Clinical Services
Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUIMC

Steve P. Roose, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Mary Sciutto, MD
Adult Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUIMC

Richard P. Sloan, PhD
Behavioral Medicine
Nathaniel Wharton Professor of Behavioral Medicine (in Psychiatry) at CUIMC

B. Timothy Walsh, MD
Clinical Therapeutics
William and Joy Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry

Myrna Weissman, PhD
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Professor of Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)