JOSEPH AUTRY, MD (Chair), CSAP, Rockville, MD
Now I would like to present Dr. Joe Autry, the director of
introduce Dr. Joseph Autry
For those of you who don't know, he
is my boss.
Dr. Autry received his bachelor's degree from Rhodes University with majors in chemistry and psychology.
He received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Tennessee.
completed an internship in internal medicine at Baptist
, where he
ran a coronary care unit for several months.
residency training in psychiatry at the
Dr. Autry had an active career as a practicing psychiatrist prior to coming to the Washington area, joining the National Institute of Mental Health and becoming the director of extramural research, taking on responsibility for basic research, clinical research, treatment research and applied research.
He took on the challenges of directing the Office of Policy Analysis and Coordination for the National Institute of Mental Health, and then for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, NIMH's parent organization, for NIMH.
In 1990, Dr. Autry
decided to move back into research, and
Following the reorganization of ADAMHA in 1992, Dr. Autry became director of the Division of Work Place Programs for SAMHSA, the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention, with oversight responsibility for all the federal drug free work place programs and the national lab
certification program for forensic urine drug testing.
Additionally, Dr. Autry
part time private
practice of psychiatry, which he
frequently describes as his
link to the non-bureaucratic world, and an opportunity to constantly infuse his
federal research and services responsibility with a continuing need for new knowledge to deal with the problems of mental illness and substance abuse in clinical practice.
Agenda Item: Federal Workplace Drug Testing.
: Actually, what I have said is that private
DR. BUSH: Thank you, Dr. Autry
I would like to congratulate Dr. Autry
and the staff of the Division of Workplace Programs and the Drug Testing Advisory Board for their leadership in convening this conference to examine alternative specimens and technology.
I would like to just say a few personal words about Joe
When I took the bull's eye off my chest and gave it to Joe
I was delighted to get rid of it, but I think that Joe
deserves a lot of credit for wearing that bull's eye with pride and a lot of professionalism.