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Annette Urso Rickel Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Rickel has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the psychology industry

    NEW YORK, NY, September 11, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Annette Urso Rickel a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Rickel celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her 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.

To advance the study of psychology and to offset the dearth of math and science teachers in America, Dr. Rickel maintains the Annette Urso Rickel Foundation as a provider of scholarships to prospective students. She is a celebrated professor of psychology and psychiatry currently involved with the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Rickel maintains a psychiatric practice in New York, and specializes in child, marriage, and family therapy.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Ralph Francis and Marguerite Urso, Dr. Rickel attended Michigan State University and went on to the University of Michigan, where she earned an MD and a PhD in 1972. She entered practice with the Northeast Guidance Center in Detroit, and started teaching with Wayne State University in 1975. Concurrently, Dr. Rickel conducted psychological research, and was granted funds from the National Institute of Health, the Eloise and Richard Webber Foundation, and the McGregor Fund through the '70s. In the '80s, she was supported with grants from the David M. Whitney Fund and the Katherine Tuck Fund, resulting in a profusion of books on teenage pregnancy, parenting, and women's psychological care.

Dr. Rickel was made a full professor of Wayne State in 1987, and joined Georgetown University in Washington as a clinical professor in 1995. Dr. Rickel accepted a position as program officer with the Rockefeller Foundation from 2000 to 2003, which led to her teaching roles in New York and to the creation of her own foundation in 2003. Prospective scholarship applicants are in good hands with Dr. Rickel, who is the recipient of a 1985 to 1986 Career Development Chair Award and continues to attract research funding.

She is the author of "Chronic Illness in Children and Adolescents" (2007), "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults" (2006), "Understanding Managed Care" (2000), "High Risk Sexual Behavior" (1998), "Keeping Children From Harm's Way" (1997) and "Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting" (1989). She also co-authored "Preventing Maladjustment" (1987) and "Social and Psychological Problems of Women" (1984).

In addition to her prominent leadership in psychology, Dr. Rickel is a former president of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Society. She has served with the U.S. Senate as an American Psychological Association Congressional Science fellow, and worked with the President's National Health Care Reform Task Force from 1992 to 1993. In 1990, she served on the American Council on Education at Princeton University and Rutgers University. Dr. Rickel maintains a fellowship with the American Psychological Association, the International Women's Forum, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, the International Association of Applied Psychologists, and the honor societies Sigma Xi and Psi Chi.

For achievements in psychology, psychiatry, and academics, Dr. Rickel was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering, as well as the 2004 to 2005 volume of Who's Who in American Education and the 2016 volume of Who's Who in the East. To support the Annette Urso Rickel Foundation or to apply for academic funding, please visit and

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Rickel has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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