MADEIRA BEACH, WI, June 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jack C. Westman, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Westman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 60 years of professional experience to his credit, Dr. Westman has been recognized as professor emeritus by the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1997. Prior to this appointment, he was the professor of psychiatry at the Waisman Center for the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1965 to 1996, the coordinator of the diagnostic and treatment unit at the Waisman Center for the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1974, associate professor with the University of Michigan Medical School from 1964 to 1965, and assistant professor with the University of Michigan Medical School from 1960 to 1964. The director of outpatient services for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Mott Children's Hospital from 1961 to 1965, he previously served as a resident at the University of Michigan Medical Center from 1955 to 1959, intern at Duke University Hospital from 1952 to 1953, lecturer for the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan from 1958 to 1965 and as a lecturer for the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan from 1959 to 1965. Dr. Westman began his career as an assistant resident for the department of internal medicine at the University Hospital with Michigan Medicine in 1955, resident at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Mott Children's Hospital in 1956, a junior clinical instructor with the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of Michigan in 1957, and an instructor with the University of Michigan Medical School from 1958 to 1960.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Westman pursued an education at the University of Michigan, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1949. He continued his academic efforts with a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Michigan in 1952. He concluded his studies at the University of Michigan in 1959, graduating with a Master of Science in psychiatry. Following these accomplishments, Dr. Westman became a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Westman has contributed to numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He has been a consultant for the Madison Public Schools from 1965 to 1974, the Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children from 1967 to 1969, and the Children's Treatment Center at the Mendota Mental Health Institute with the Wisconsin Department of Health from 1965 to 1969. He has also been the department of psychiatry representative for the Department of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of Michigan from 1963 to 1965, the director of the Child Psychiatry Division with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals from 1965 to 1973, the director of the psychiatry section in the University of Wisconsin Learning Disabilities Service from 1975 to 1996, and director of the child advocacy service for the department of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin from 1980 to 1996. Dr. Westman has also participated as vice president for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County from 1970 to 1973, vice president for the Wisconsin Behavioral Health Association from 1968 to 1972, the co-chairman of Project Understanding from 1968 to 1975, and president of Wisconsin Cares since 1998.
In 1953, Dr. Westman enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving until his honorable discharge in 1955. During his time as a junior grade lieutenant with the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, he worked as a psychiatrist with the U.S. Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, in 1954. Dr. Westman completed his service as a lieutenant with the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy, as well as a psychiatrist with the Third Marine Division in Japan in 1955.
Dr. Westman found much success with written works, having authored books such as "Individual Differences in Children" in 1973, "Child Advocacy" in 1979, "Handbook of Learning Disabilities" in 1990, "Who Speaks for the Children?" in 1991, and "Licensing Parents" in 1994. He has additionally written such publications as "Born to Belong" in 1997, "Parenthood in America" in 2001, "Breaking the Adolescent Parent Cycle" in 2009, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry" in 2011, and "Parent Power: The Key to America's Prosperity" in 2013. The editor of Child Psychiatry and Human Development from 1984 to 1999, he most recently penned "The Cancer Solution: Taking Charge of Your Life with Cancer" in 2015 and "The China-America Alliance" in 2016. Dr. Westman has also contributed articles to many professional journals, including Archives of General Psychiatry, Pediatrics Digest, American Journal of Diseases of Children, American Journal of Psychiatry and the Wisconsin Medical Journal.
In addition to his primary trade, Dr. Westman remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. On the board of directors for the American Orthopsychiatric Association from 1973 to 1976, he has maintained involvement with the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Psychiatrists and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Likewise, he has held the roles of administrator for Canyon Scholars, treasurer for Canyon Scholars since 2000, president of the American Association of Psychiatric Services from 1978 to 1980, and the president of the Multidisciplinary Academy of Clinical Education from 1992 to 1998. Dr. Westman is also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Westman has accrued several accolades and honors throughout his impressive career. Profiled by Know Your Madisonian in 1980, he has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Psychiatrists, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Orthopsychiatric Association. He has been presented with the Public Service Award from the Wisconsin Behavioral Health Association in 1974, the Citizen of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Behavioral Health Association in 1976, the Teaching Recognition Award from the Judicial College Wisconsin Court System in 1984, the Service to Children Award from the Wisconsin Positive Youth Development Initiative in 1992, and the Award for Outstanding Service to Child Mental Health from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1992. Nominated for Social Psychiatry Article of the Last Millennium by the American Association for Social Psychiatry, he garnered the Best Editorial Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 1995, the Donna J. Stone Award from Prevent Child Abuse America in 2000, the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2001, and the Certificate of Recognition with the Career Child Psychiatry Training Program from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1959. Dr. Westman has been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the Midwest and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Westman has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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