Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard-affiliated public health care system, has recently presented Marshall Forstein, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, with its second annual Art of Healing Award. The award recognizes an individual for exemplary leadership, advocacy, and innovation in healing.
Forstein, director of CHA’s Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and former director of CHA’s HIV Mental Health Services, has served as a multifaceted physician and educator, making extensive contributions to the field of psychiatry. The Art of Healing Award honors his groundbreaking work in the mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS; his significant impact as a teacher and trainer of mental health providers, primary care providers, and residents both nationally and internationally; and his leadership on numerous major national, regional, and institution-based committees relating to HIV and/or mental health. Forstein received the award on May 12 at the CHA Art of Healing Awards Dinner.