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 Ernika Quimby, Julia Winfield Tan, and David Tran as recipients of the 2011 AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction 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 to encourage outstanding minority students to pursue careers in drug abuse and addiction research in child and adolescent psychiatry. The fellowships provide exposure to the state-of-the-art treatment and consultation services of child and adolescent mental disorders and drug abuse and addiction. The fellowships are administered through the AACAP Department of Research, Training, and Education and the AACAP Substance Abuse and Addiction Committee Co-Chairs: Alessandra Kazura, M.D., and Kevin Gray, M.D. The AACAP/NIDA 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 email@example.com.
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.