Seven Darien natives graduated from Fairfield University on May 20. In order to graduate, students must have earned a minimum of 120 credits and completed at least 38 three- or four-credit courses, depending on the course of study, and have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better at the conclusion of the senior year — something which Gisselle M. Acevedo, Michelle R. Bottone, David W. Fitzpatrick, Allison S. Nottingham, Patrick W. Redman, Andrew J. Tropeano and Allison M. Hayes all did.

On the dean’s list

The following New Canaan natives have been named to the dean's list at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for the spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year: Olivia Bochicchio earned highest honors, Tess MacKenzie earned high honors and Analisa Savini earned honors.

Silver Hill Hospital’s new hires

Silver Hill Hospital, a nationally recognized psychiatric hospital, welcomed two clinicians to their team: Chris Cutter , Ph.D. and Sara Niego , M.D.

The 82-year-old, not-for-profit hospital deals with acute crisis stabilization and longer-term residential transitional living programs. It admits 3,000 adolescents and adults annually for psychiatric disorders that include addiction, pain with co-occurring addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia and the hospital specializes co-occurring diagnosis and treatment. Silver Hill is an academic affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

Cutter is the new program director for the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center. The Chronic Pain and Recovery Center is for individuals with long-standing chronic pain symptoms, when their past and current treatments for chronic pain have not provided adequate pain relief; or when the use of large amounts of opiate pain medication is causing problems in their lives; or when depression, anxiety or other emotional problems are complicating their recovery for chronic pain.

Cutter, the former acting assistant dean and senior adviser at Yale College, is a research scientist and director of the medical research unit at Yale School of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse and clinical director of pain treatment services with the APT Foundation. He is on the adjunct faculty of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Cutter is a member of the board of directors for the American Psychological Association. He received his doctorate degree in counseling psychology at Northeastern University and completed his predoctoral internship at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hospital, and postdoctoral fellowship at Yale School of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse.

Niego is the new attending psychiatrist for the eating disorders program at Silver Hill Hospital. At the program at Silver Hill Hospital, individuals 17 years and older, male and female, who are struggling with anorexia, orthorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, rumination disorder, and body dysmorphia, are treated. As a psychiatric hospital, Silver Hill is able to treat patients with serious co-occurring psychiatric problems, such as mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders, along with the eating disorder symptoms. These co-occurring psychiatric disorders often drive and complicate eating disorder symptoms; treating these psychiatric disorders is essential for successful and lasting eating disorder recovery.

Niego has a certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the National Eating Disorders Association and the American Psychiatric Association. She completed her medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. She is an assistant professor for the University of Connecticut’s Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Niego has been researching, teaching and treating patients in the field of eating disorders for nearly 20 years. She previously worked at the Institute of Living Eating Disorders Program.

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