The Mental Health Clinical Center is delighted to learn that Dr. Lorie Morris received this award.
Baltimore, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010
The Maryland Psychological Association selected Lorie J. Morris, Psy.D, a psychologist at the VA Maryland Health Care System, as its 2010 recipient for the Outstanding Contributions by an Early Career Psychologist to Psychology in Service in the Public Award. The award was established to recognize a promising career psychologist who has demonstrated dedication, commitment, innovation and excellence in the delivery of mental health care in a public setting.
“The Mental Health Clinical Center is delighted to learn that Dr. Lorie Morris received this award,” said Samuel N. Stern, PhD, psychologist executive at the VA Maryland Health Care System. “This recognition reflects the passion and tireless devotion she demonstrates daily in her clinical work with the Veterans she treats at VA Maryland Health Care System.”
The Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) cited Morris’ work with Veterans in the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Trauma Recovery Programs and her outreach to the community to help educate the public about the needs of returning Veterans and their families as “exceptional and deserving of recognition by all MPA members.”
Morris, a Silver Spring resident who retired from the United States Army in 1996, served as a helicopter pilot and logistics officer, and earned a master’s degree in aviation management and small business operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University while on active duty. She joined the mental health staff at the VA Maryland Health Care System in 2003, after earning her master’s degree in 1998 and her PsyD degree in 2002, both from Argosy University (American School of Professional Psychology) in Washington, D.C.
“We are indeed proud to have such a compassionate and competent professional as part of our health care team. We look forward to Dr. Morris’ ongoing contributions to the care and recovery of America’s Veterans,” Stern added.
The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and outpatient care to veterans at two medical centers, one rehabilitation & extended care center and five outpatient clinics located throughout the state. More than 52,000 veterans from various generations receive care from VAMHCS annually. Nationally recognized for its state-of-the-art technology and quality patient care, VAMHCS is proud of its reputation as a leader in veterans’ health care, research and education. It costs nothing for Veterans to enroll for health care with the VA Maryland Health Care System and it could be one of the more important things a Veteran can do. For information about VA health care eligibility and enrollment or how to apply for a VA medical care hardship to avoid future copayments for VA health care, interested Veterans are urged to call the Enrollment Center for the VA Maryland Health Care System, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-463-6295, ext. 7324 or visit http://www.maryland.va.gov.