Dr. Rothe receives national award in child and adolescent psychiatry

Dr. Eugenio Rothe, professor in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, is being recognized nationally for his commitment and contributions to child and adolescent psychiatry.

The American Psychiatric Association, the largest psychiatric association in the world, is honoring Rothe with its 2022 Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention. The award recognizes “a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to the prevention of mental disorders in children and adolescents and influenced the general well-being of young people.”

In addition to his interest in child and adolescent psychiatry, Rothe is trained in adult psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. And he is an internationally renowned expert on the mental health of immigrants, refugees, and minority populations.

Rothe serves as director of the award-winning Medical Professionalism Course, teaching and preparing students for the intense psychological experiences of becoming a doctor. He also serves as assistant clerkship director for the medical student psychiatry rotations. And he teaches and supervises in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Besides his appointment at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Rothe holds adjunct academic positions and collaborates in research with the Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, and the Cuban Research Institute at FIU.