Study of those affected by September 11: The 9/11 United Services Group (USG) has released findings from its Ongoing Needs Study, a systematic evaluation that analyzes the overall economic and emotional effects of the World Trade Center attacks on various New York City populations, estimates the future needs of those affected, and assesses how much funding is still available to meet those needs. The study, conducted by McKinsey and Company, found that 45,000 of the 70,000 workers whose jobs were affected continue to suffer an income loss of more than 25 percent and that 28,000 are still unemployed. It concludes that the total cost of meeting the needs of everyone affected by the attacks will be $768 million over the next 12 months. Mental health counseling was predicted to be the greatest future service need for all affected groups, and the estimated cost of providing mental health services is $68 million over the next 12 months. The USG is a consortium of 13 charities in New York City that were instrumental in distributing aid in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. The full text of the study is available at http://www.9-11usg.org.
New psychiatrist-administrators: The committee on psychiatric administration and management of the American Psychiatric Association has released the names of 19 psychiatrists who have met the requirements for certification in psychiatric management and administration. They are Sanjay S. Chandragiri, M.D., of Throop, Pennsylvania; Richard L. Cruz, M.D., of Chads Ford, Pennsylvania; Kayla L. Fisher, M.D., of Roanoke, Virginia; Charles R. Freed, Jr., M.D., M.H.A., of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Steven P. Kouris, D.O., M.P.H., of Rockford, Illinois; Arthur Lazarus, M.D., M.B.A., of Prospect, Kentucky; Patricia Lifrak, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E., of Hockessin, Delaware; D. Sreedharan Nair, M.D., of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Kenneth Clayton Nash, M.D., of Wexford, Pennsylvania; Paulo J. Negro Jr., M.D., Ph.D., of Columbia, Maryland; Peter N. Novalis, M.D., of Columbus, Georgia; Mark A. Putnam, M.D., of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania; Nadimpalli V. Raju, M.D., of West Bloomfield, Michigan; J. Mark Rowles, M.D., M.P.H., of Decatur, Georgia; Alan L. Schneider, M.D., of Sherman Oaks, California; Maurice Andrew Sprenger, M.D., of Decatur, Georgia; Ravindra P. Srivastava, M.D., of Albany, Georgia; Elizabeth M. Tully, M.D., of Boulder City, Nevada; and Martin K. Williams, M.D., of Goldsboro, North Carolina.