Professor dies in Rocky Point accident

By Christina Woo

Arizona Summer Wildcat

UA associate professor Edmund Arbas died last weekend while visiting Puerto Penasco, Mexico when the mast of a sailboat he and Randall Wilkinson, also of Tucson, were pushing came into contact with a powerline.

Arbas began teaching classes at the University of Arizona in 1986, within the Neurobiology Division of Arizona Research Laboratories.

Neurobiology Professor Reginald Chapman said Arbas had been with the division since its inception almost ten years ago. He said Arbas was regularly responsible for two classes per semester, one which reflected his research on the neuromechanisms of behavior.

Arbas and Wilkinson were in Puerto Penasco, commonly known as Rocky Point, with members of Arabas' daughters' swim team.

Psychiatrist receives award

The American Psychiatric Association recently awarded Bradley R. Johnson, M.D., fellow and chief resident for the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, the William Sorum Award.

The award is given by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to honor the psychiatry member-in-training (MIT) who has made a notable contribution in MIT activities, involvement, and participation.

Johnson acts as resident liaison to the APA Joint Commission on Government Relations, where he has been involved in national legislative issues related to the field of psychiatry. He is currently serving as the resident representative to the APA Assembly Committee on Planning.

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