AACAP Educational Outreach Program
Supported by the AACAP Life Members Fund.

Life Member LogoThe AACAP Educational Outreach Program provides the opportunity for child and adolescent psychiatry residents to receive a formal overview of child and adolescent psychiatry, establish mentor relationships with child and adolescent psychiatrists, and experience the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting. Established in 2010 and supported by the AACAP Life Members Fund, recipients also engage with AACAP Life Members by attending the Life Members Wisdom Clinical Perspectives and the Life Members Reception and Dinner. Recipients receive up to $1,000 of financial assistance to attend the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting and must obtain a minimum of $300 of shared funding from a regional organization or institution.

Shetal Mahesh Amin, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
I would like to extend my gratitude to the Life Members' Group for selecting me to participate in the Educational Outreach Program. I am humbled and honored to have received this award. Finally, I sincerely thank my mentors at The Baylor College of Medicine who encouraged me to apply.

Arman Danielyan, M.D.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
I would like to thank the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for offering us an opportunity to participate on the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting through the Educational Outreach Program for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. I would also like to thank Drs. Melissa DelBello, Robert Kowatch and Suzanne Sampang for research and educational mentorship support.

Ammeena O. Isa, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern
I want to express my sincere gratitude for this unique privilege of being funded to attend the Academy’s Annual Meeting.

Sonia Krishna, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Thank you very much for sponsoring my travel grant to attend this year’s Annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. I had a wonderful time and owe it all to the Life Members.

Joanna Quigley, M.D.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Program
My selection as a recipient of this award is an honor and privilege. I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Life Members Committee as well as Dr. Marian Swope, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training and Dr. Robert Simon, Director of Triple Board Training at the University of Kentucky.

Mardoche Sidor, M.D.
Cambridge Health Alliance
Thank you very much for supporting this year’s program. I am thrilled for having been a recipient of such a prestigious and competitive award.

Michael Swetye, M.D., M.B.A.
University of California, San Francisco
I'd like to thank Bob Hendren, Stuart Lustig, and Robin Randall and all the UCSF CAP Fellows for enthusiastically supporting my attendance at AACAP this year.

Sarah Vinson, M.D.
Emory University
Thank you to the AACAP Life Members for your willingness to invest in my professional development. The educational and mentorship opportunities available at the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting would have been out of reach for me without the travel scholarship that is a direct result of your generosity.

Thank you letters from the Resident Award Recipients.


AACAP Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students
Supported by the AACAP Life Members Fund.

The AACAP Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students provides the opportunity for medical students to receive a formal overview of child and adolescent psychiatry, establish mentor relationships with child and adolescent psychiatrists, and experience the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting. Established in 2011 and supported by the AACAP Life Members Fund, recipients also engage with AACAP Life Members by attending the Life Members Wisdom Clinical Perspectives and the Life Members Reception and Dinner. Recipients receive up to $1,000 of financial assistance to attend the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting.

Sarah Ann R. Anderson
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
I want to express my highest gratitude for this amazing opportunity. As an aspiring adolescent psychiatrist hoping to specialize in adolescent addiction, I am so thankful to the Life Members for their sponsorship. This is an honor that will undoubtedly shape my career.

Austin Hu
University of Texas at Austin
Being able to attend the AACAP conference will expose me to the multi-faceted world of psychiatry in many ways and on many levels that mere textbooks and rounds cannot, and I am grateful for the AACAP Life Member's Mentorship Grant in allowing me to do so.

Karen Lai
Duke University
I am extremely grateful for the unfailing and warm support of Dr. Winston Chung, who encouraged me and served as a model for me to actively pursue my career aspirations. I have also been able to learn much from Dr. Shivani Verma, who has inspired and enlightened me in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.

Sophianne Subbiah
University of Iowa
I would sincerely like to thank all those that made my trip to Toronto for the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting possible. First, thank you to the AACAP Life Members for the grant that made this wonderful opportunity a reality. Second I would like to thank my mentors at the University of Iowa: Dr. Jodi Tate and Dr. Jennifer McWilliams. Thank you both for your unending support and advice!

David Van Norstrand
Mayo Medical School
It is a great honor to be selected for a Life Members Mentorship Grant to attend the AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting as I prepare for psychiatry residency next year. Special thanks to AACAP and to Dr. J. Michael Bostwick at the Mayo Clinic for supporting my application.

Lan Chi Le Vo
University of Texas Southwestern
I am amazed and grateful for all the support I have been receiving, at the conference and afterwards. Without my attendance at the conference, my interest would have been just an idea.

Jill Welte
University of Missouri-Columbia
Thank you to Dr. Laine Young-Walker at the University of Missouri- Columbia Department of Psychiatry for supporting my application for the Life Member Mentorship grant. Thanks as well to Drs. Jessica Nittler and Rachel Brown for their mentorship and guidance over the past three years.

Thank you Letters from the Medical Student Award Recipients.