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Yilmaz Yildirim

Yilmaz Yildirim, M. D.

Department of Psychiatric Medicine
905 Johns Hopkins Drive
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Greenville, NC  27834

Phone: 252-744-1406
Fax:  252-744-2419
E-mailyildirimy@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor

Education:

December 2006-November 2008        Child Fellow 
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina  University, Greenville, NC

May 2006-November 2006                 Chief Resident
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

August 2003-November 2006             Resident
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

January 2001-Present                       Ph. D Candidate
Dept. of Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL

Aug 1998-December 2000                  Master of School of Public Health (MPH) Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of Public Health Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Research Experience:

  • Mental Health Needs Assessment and Utilization Patterns in DuPage County, Illinois  (with Dr. Robert Rydman, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago) Chicago, IL, August 2001- May 2002.
  • Safe Schools and Healthy Students (with Dr. Sharon Telleen, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, Chicago) Chicago, IL, January - November 2002.
  • Evaluation of Genetic Screening Tool (with Claudia Nash, Genetics Division, Illinois Department of Public Health, Springfield, IL) Springfield, IL, September 2000 – March 2001.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination: An Analysis Of Opportunities in an Inner-city Hospital  (with Dr. Shahid Hussain, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois)Chicago, IL, March 1999 – May 2000.
  • Feasibility of Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination at Emergency Services(with Dr. David Slobodkin, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois),Chicago, IL, September 1997- June 1998.

Honors:              

  • Third place for poster presentation in North Carolina Psychiatric Association, Annual Meeting, Ashville, NC, September 2008
  • AACAP Outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident Award, 2007, Boston, MA, October 2007
  • American Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association, Educational Outreach Program Award, 2007, Boston, MA, October 2007
  • Award for Contribution to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, May 2005
  • Appreciation Award for Consult and Liaison Service, East Carolina       University, Greenville, May 2004
  • State Award for outstanding contribution in Polio Eradication Program, Corum, Turkey, April 1995
  • Second Prize in Turkey on composition competition on NATO, Ankara, 1985
  • Passed American Field Service (AFS) Examination, 1985

Poster Presentations:

§         Yilmaz Yildirim, Sy Atezaz Saeed; Assessment, Implementation and Evaluation In Mental Health Policies. Institute of Psychiatric Services Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 2008.

§ Yilmaz Yildirim, Richard Bloch; Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Suicide in North Carolina for 2000 – 2005: Is there any association with sociodemographic variables? North Carolina Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Ashville, September 2008.

  • Yilmaz Yildirim, Richard Bloch; Impact of Sociodemographic Variables on Suicide Rates. American Psychiatric Association, Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 2008.

  • Yilmaz Yildirim, Ataez Saeed; Needs Assessment, Implementation and Evaluation in Mental Health Services and Policies. North Carolina Psychiatric Association, 2007 Annual Meeting, Wilmington, NC, September 2007.

  • Yilmaz Yildirim, Kaye McGinty; Do Socio-Economic Indicators Have an Effect on Suicide Rates. North Carolina Psychiatric Association, 2007 Annual Meeting,  Wilmington, NC, September 2007.

  • Yilmaz Yildirim, Kaye McGinty; Comparison of Suicide Rates in the United States and North Carolina for 1990 – 2003 and Methods of Suicide in North Carolina for 1993-2003. North Carolina Psychiatric Association, 2006 Annual Meeting, Ashville, NC, September 2006.

  • Kevin Scott Koehler, Yilmaz Yildirim, Benjamin Gersh, Lesly Mega; Educating Medical Students to Assess Acute Psychiatric Illness in a Homeless Population; North Carolina Psychiatric Association, 2006 Annual Meeting, Ashville, NC, September 2006.

  • Venkata Jonnalagadda, Yilmaz Yildirim, Kaye McGinty; Suicide Rates Among Females in North Carolina Between 1995-2004: A Comparison of White Females to Minority Females; North Carolina Psychiatric Association, 2006 Annual Meeting, Ashville, NC, September 2006.

  • Scott Koehler; Yilmaz Yildirim; Benjamin Gersh; Lesly Mega; The Effectiveness of Workshop on Medical Students in Targeting the Psychiatric Needs of the Homeless Population; ABSAME 2006, Baltimore, MD, 2006.

  • Robert Rydman; Yilmaz Yildirim; Community Area Assessment for a Consortium Targeting Untreated Depression, American Public Health Association’s 130th Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2002.

Oral Presentations:

  • Medication treatment for child and adolescent mental disorders, Wilson, NC, November 2008.    
  • Comparing Health Systems: United States versus Turkey, University of Illinois, September, 2002 .
  • Evaluation of Genetic Screening Tool Used by Local Health Departments in the State of Illinois, Illinois Rural Public Health Association Annual Conference, Effingham, IL, March 2001.
  • Capstone Presentation: Requirement for completion of MPH, Title: "United States: Mental Health and Illness among Aging Population and its  Future”; Chicago, IL, May 2000.
  • Turkish Health Policy and Delivery of Health Services,University of Utrecht, Holland, School of Public Health, July 1992.

Publications:

  • Antonacci D, Saeed S, Yildirim Y; Bloch R, Talley J; Empirical Evidence on the Use and Effectiveness of Telepsychiatry via Videoconferencing: Implications for Forensic and Correctional Psychiatry; Behavioral Sciences and Law; 2008; 26 (3):253–269.

§       Yildirim Yilmaz; A Conceptual Approach to Needs Assessment in Mental Health Services; Psychiatric Administrator; 2007;
Vol 7:6–1.

§       McGinty K, Saeed SA, Simmons S, Yildirim Y. Telepsychiatry an e-Mental Health Services: Potential for Improving Access to Mental Health Care; Psychiatric Quarterly, 2006; Winter; 77(4): 335-42.

Committees:

  • Residency Training Committee, 2006-2008
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee, 2006
  • Residency Advisory Committee, 2006
  • Organization Committee on Polio Eradication Program, April- May 1995, Corum, Turkey
  • Participant of Summer School on Holland Health System, Utrecht Holland, June-July 1992
  • Organization Committee on International Summer School On Public Health, Izmir-Ankara, Turkey, July 1989

Memberships:

  • American Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association, 2006 to date
  • North Carolina Psychiatric Association, 2004 to date
  • American Psychiatric Association, 2004 to date
  •  American Public Health Association, 1998-2002