Celebration of Drs. Apprey and Woode
The UVA Medical Alumni Association will offer alumni the opportunity to express their appreciation for Dr. Maurice Apprey and Dr. Moses Woode on December 9 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is required.
We are currently collecting photos as well as written and video messages of appreciation from alumni to honor Dr. Maurice Apprey and Dr. Moses Woode. These sentiments can also be shared when registering or live during the event. Alumni who are unable to attend may share messages in advance by emailing Sarah Rothschild.
Dr. Maurice Apprey, a professor of psychiatric medicine and the School of Medicine’s former associate dean for diversity, was appointed dean of the Office of African-American Affairs in 2007.
Dr. Apprey, who joined the University in 1980 and has been involved in the successful recruitment and retention of minority students in the medical school, taught both undergraduate and medical students, residents in psychiatry and psychology, and hospital chaplains, among others. While at the School of Medicine, he set up the federally funded Medical Academic Advancement Programs to provide student academic support and professional counseling to medical and pre-medical students. As a result, the school experienced a 13-year run of 100 percent retention of minority and disadvantaged students and significant increases in the number of minority students in entering classes.
In 1982, Dr. Apprey was appointed assistant dean of student affairs at the medical school, a position he held for 10 years. He then went on to serve as associate dean of diversity for 11 years before being named associate dean of student support. Dr. Apprey continues to serve in the Division of Outpatient Psychiatry and the Division of Child and Family Psychiatry.
He is one of a handful of students trained in London by Anna Freud at the Hampstead Clinic where he graduated in 1979. He went on to receive his adult training in psychoanalysis at the New York Freudian Society where he is now training and supervising analyst. Always interested in the tension between description and interpretation, he was a student of Amedeo Giorgi at the Saybrook Institute in San Francisco where he studied phenomenological psychological research and hermeneutics and where he received a PhD in human science research. He has received his second doctorate in executive management at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Apprey received his BS in psychology, philosophy and religion in 1974 from the College of Emporia in Kansas.
Prior to his retirement, Dr. Woode was a Principal Investigator and Director of UVA’s Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). Dr. Woode also served as Associate Dean for Student Academic Support and Strategic Programs and Professor of Medical Education, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Research Professor of Chemistry.
As an accomplished research and medical education professor, Dr. Woode has given lectures in medical education, international health, x-ray crystallography, chemical education, science and technology throughout the U.S. and in England, France, Germany, Ghana, Holland, India, Italy, Nigeria, Switzerland, and Tanzania.
Additionally, he continues to participate in medical education at UVA by teaching in the Clinical Performance Development (CPD) and Cells to Society courses. Dr. Woode obtained his PhD and DIC degrees in Chemistry: Chemical Crystallography from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London.