For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
Caitlyn Camacho, Communications Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
Washington, D.C., September 29, 2011 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Nisha Fernades, Nancy M. Rodriguez, and Faith Rohlke as the recipients of AACAP's 2011 Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Clinical Fellowship Award, supported by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).
The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Clinical Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides exposure to the state-of-the-art treatment and consultation services of child and adolescent mental disorders. The fellowship is administered through the AACAP Department of Research, Training, and Education and the AACAP Diversity and Culture Committee, under the direction of Andres Pumariega, M.D.
The fellowship is named in honor of Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., in recognition of her lifetime of opening doors for colleagues from diverse backgrounds and fostering career advances. The summer fellowship provides up to $3,500 and encourages outstanding minority students to pursue careers in child and adolescent psychiatry.
The fellows will present their research during AACAP's 58th Annual Meeting, October 22, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
For more information on this award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, 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.
AACAP Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. For more information please visit www.aacap.org.