For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
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Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator
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Washington, D.C., October 11, 2010 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Paul El-Fishawy, J.D., M.D., as the recipient of AACAP's 2010 Beatrix A. Hamburg Award for the Best New Research Poster by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident. This award recognizes Dr. Paul El-Fishawy for his poster, "A Project to Identify Genes Contributing to Autism in Consanguineous Egyptian Pedigrees by Utilizing Homozygosity Mapping and Whole-Exome Sequencing."
"I am honored to have been selected to receive the Beatrix A. Hamburg award for my work done in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew State, M.D., PhD. This research project would not be possible without the collaboration of outstanding researchers in Egypt and the generosity of the patients and families with whom we work there. I would also like to thank my parents and my wife and children for their unwavering support. Finally, I would like to thank the AACAP for this honor," said Dr. El-Fishawy in a written statement.
AACAP's Robinson Cunningham Award for the Best Paper by a Resident is named after J. Franklin Robinson, M.D. and James M. Cunningham, M.D., two former AACAP Presidents who dedicated their lives to improving and expanding psychiatric services for children. This award recognizes an outstanding paper on some aspect of child and adolescent psychiatry started during residency and completed within three years of graduation.
Dr. El-Fishawy presents, "A Project to Identify Genes Contributing to Autism in Consanguineous Egyptian Pedigrees by Utilizing Homozygosity Mapping and Whole-Exome Sequencing," during AACAP's 57th Annual Meeting, October 30, 2010 in New York, New York.
For more information on this award, please contact Anna Eisenberg, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representing over 8,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.
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