For Immediate Release

Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119

Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2012 - The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to congratulate member Louis Kraus, M.D. on his re-election to the Council on Science and Public Health for the American Medical Association (AMA).

Dr. Kraus has been the alternate delegate and then the delegate to the AMA from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 1990. In 2000, he was selected by the AMA as an emerging Young Leader and he has served on an AMA reference committee on Advocacy and the Public Sector. He was appointed to the AMA Advisory Board on the Alcohol Intervention Project for Youth that developed policy on alcohol and substance abuse treatment for teenagers and the AMA Child and Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder Work Group, which is developing protocols for primary care physicians and pediatricians on the treatment of childhood depressive disorder. Dr. Kraus has served on the Council on Science and Public Health since 2008.

Dr. Kraus is the Woman's Board Professor and Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Medical Director for the Chicago Metropolitan Easter Seals Therapeutic Schools, and Psychiatric Director for the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School. Formerly, he was the primary psychiatrist at the Illinois Maximum Security Youth Center in Joliet, I.L., and a consultant to the Department of Justice investigating civil rights abuses in juvenile detention centers and has served as a consultant to over fifteen school districts in the Chicago area.

Dr. Kraus is currently chair of AACAP's Assembly of Regional Organizations and co-Chair of the Juvenile Justice Reform Committee.

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