Dr. Herbert Barry III was selected as Top Psychologist of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

August 14, 2018

Herbert Barry III, Ph.D Professor Emeritus for the University of Pittsburgh was just recently selected as Top Psychologist of the Year for 2018 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. .

With over 6 decades of professional experience as a seasoned and trusted Psychologist, Dr. Barry has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  He has demonstrated success not only in the mental healthcare field but also as a successful Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is regarded by his peers as one of the nation’s top Psychologists.  His impressive repertoire of prior roles have included USPHS-NIMH Research Fellow for Yale University; Assistant Professor of Psychology for Yale University; Assistant Professor of Psychology for the University of Connecticut before joining the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy as a Research Associate Professor in 1963. At the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Barry served as Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences over the past 48 years.

Dr. Barry received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1952, his MS from Yale University in 1953 and his PhD from Yale University in 1957.  The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated that “Choosing Dr. Barry for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  He is brilliant, his list of accomplishments and accolades are beyond impressive, he is active in numerous organizations and affiliations, he was exactly what we were looking for.  We know we will be seeing more outstanding things from this man and hope to spend time with him at the gala.”

Through his illustrious career, Dr. Barry has been active in his community and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the mental health care profession. He has received many awards, accolades and has been featured in numerous publications multiple years in a row such as Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.  For 2019, Dr. Barry is being considered to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  For 2018 selected as Top Psychologist of the Year by IAOTP.  In 1977 he was a recipient of the Research Scientist Development Award by the National Institute of Mental Health.  Dr. Barry has sat on many Boards and continues to be active in his community.  Currently he is still on the Board of Directors for the Center for Study of Economics.  He was on the Board of Directors for the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation from 1996-2011, he was a  Member of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, past President of the Division of Psychopharmacology for the American Psychological Association, and sat on the Executive Committee for the American Name Society. Dr. Barry is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Former Member of its Council of Representatives; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Psychonomic Society, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa. He was a former Member on the Sociobehavioral Subcommittee, AIDS Research Review Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Member of the Alcohol Research Review Committee for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and was also the Principal Adviser for PhD Dissertations for the School of Pharmacy for the University of Pittsburgh.

Aside from his successful career as a Professor, Dr. Barry is also a published Author and Contributor to over 250 Articles in Professional Journals.   In 2017 he was published in the Journal of Psychohistory for his article titled “Fears and Hopes About Donald Trump’s Presidential Performance,” and was the Author of several prior articles about Presidents of the United States. In 1991 he was the co-author of “Adolescence: An Anthropological Inquiry”, and co-author of “Actions of Alcohol” in 1970.  From 1974-1990 Dr. Barry served as Field Editor for the Journal “Psychpharmacology.”

Looking back, Dr. Barry attributes his success to his experience, education, mentors he has had along the way and staying passionate in all his endeavors.  Dr. Barry says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning.  When he is not working Dr. Barry enjoys chess, reading and the arts. Dr. Barry hopes that his most important scientific contributions are in the future.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

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