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Francis G. Lu, M.D., is the Luke & Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He has either co-authored, co-edited, or contributed to the books listed. As a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Dr. Lu has contributed to the areas of cultural psychiatry including the interface with religion/spirituality, psychiatric education, diversity/inclusion, mental health equity, and psychiatry/film. He has presented at every APA Annual Meeting since 1984. He was awarded APA Special Presidential Commendations in both 2002 and 2016 for his contributions to cultural psychiatry and in 2020, he received the APA Distinguished Service Award. In 2008, the American Psychiatric Foundation awarded him an Advancing Minority Mental Health Award, and the Association for Academic Psychiatry awarded him its Lifetime Achievement in Education Award. In 2020, the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2021, the American College of Psychiatrists awarded him its Distinguished Service Award. Previously, he was Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the Cultural Competence and Diversity Program, Department of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH), where he had worked from July 1977 to June 2009 before moving to UC Davis as the inaugural holder of the Kim Endowed Professorship in Cultural Psychiatry. While he retired from UC in 2013, he continues to present Grand Rounds and film seminars, mentors residents/fellows, and remains active with APA, AADPRT, ADMSEP, ACP, GAP, and SSPC. -UC Davis faculty profile including publications: https://profiles.ucdavis.edu/francis.lu -ORCID list of publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2032-2379 -Google Scholar list of publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=m98LRq0AAAAJ&hl=en -Dr. Lu's DEIA Resources including Amazon book/film lists: www.admsep.org/subpages/resources/ deiaresources.pdf -www.francislumd.com Since 1987, he has led or co-led 37 film seminars lasting 5 or 7 days at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. (www.esalen.org). He co-led 28 film seminars with Brother David Steindl-Rast from 1990 to 2016. To learn about the film seminars, see https://grateful.org/resource/healing-films/ and https://grateful.org/resource/twenty-favorite-films/ then scroll to the end to find the 2003 to 2016 seminar titles that are hyperlinked to the films shown that year. Brother David and Francis share the same favorite film: Akira Kurosawa's “Ikiru” described here: http://www.atpweb.org/jtparchive/trps-37-01-034.pdf

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