David Coffey Memorial Screening

❯ REMEMBERING DAVID A. COFFEY

By J. Zeb Little MD, PhD

I first met David in 2005 when I joined the Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association’s Executive Board. David impressed me with his outspokenness, dynamic personality and nearly limitless energy. Over the next seven years, I came to appreciate David’s tireless advocacy for residents and fellows, and his self-effacing but driven personality. Unknown to most of his professional associates, David was a polymath, with expertise in such diverse areas as music, computer programming, foreign film and photography.

Of all his interests, he devoted himself most to the field of Psychiatry. His activities and accomplishments in this area are broad and deep. In addition to a large and successful private practice, he authored many child psychiatry articles, and spoke for organizations such as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He dedicated himself to psychoanalytic training at the New Center for Psychoanalysis where he held the position of Treasurer. He also chaired and co-chaired a number of successful courses including an ongoing course on Psychoanalysis and Film.

David was intimately involved in our UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association, literally from “top to bottom.” He tirelessly volunteered to help in every facet of the organization. He served as our Treasurer and organized a successful Distinguished Psychiatrist Seminar Series. He was recently elected to serve as our next President; we will sorely miss his passion and expertise.

David was born on April 8th 1959 and passed away on January 17th 2012. He is survived by his daughter Olivia, parents Dr. Charles and Barbara Coffey, sisters Jennifer and Sybil, and a large extended family. He also leaves behind his loving companion Judy Gitterman and many close friends and colleagues whose lives are the more impoverished because of his passing.

 
 Moonlight is the story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Moonlight is the story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

 

The Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association, in association with the UCLA Psychiatry and the Cinema Interest Group, invites you to the Fourth Annual David Coffey Memorial Screening and panel discussion of Moonlight, a film written and directed by Barry Jenkins.

Sunday, March 25, 2018
James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA
Reception 1:30PM    Screening 2:00PM

Admission is free but an RSVP is requested. Contact Lela DeGolia by e-mail or call (310) 206-6335.

Parking is available in Structure 3. For questions, contact Adnan Majid.

Participating in a post-screening panel discussion:

Curley L. Bonds, MD, DFAPA
Dr. Bonds is the Medical Director at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in Los Angeles.  He holds joint appointments as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and as Associate Professor at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. His practice and research interests include psychosomatic medicine, bipolar illness, and eliminating cultural disparities in psychiatric care

Rupinder Legha, MD
Dr. Legha is a second year fellow in the Child and Adolescent Fellowship in Psychiatry at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She spent two and a half years working in rural Haiti developing community-based mental health services and recently developed a novel race-related curriculum for the child and adolescent psychiatry program.

Vernon Rosario, MD, PhD
Dr. Rosario is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Augustus F. Hawkins Family Mental Health Center and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr Rosario's primary area of interest is human sexuality and his most recent work has focused on transgender and intersex youth.