For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Grant, Communications Director
202.966.7300, Ext. 119
Caitlyn Camacho, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
202.966.7300, Ext. 154
Washington, D.C., September 19, 2012 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Brennin Brown, Felipe Castillo, and Ashley Elizabeth Dye Ford as recipients of the 2012 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 $4,000 to encourage outstanding minority students to pursue careers in substance 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, under the direction of Kevin Gray, M.D. and Alessandra Kazura, M.D.
The AACAP/NIDA fellows will present their research during AACAP's 59th Annual Meeting, October 23-28, 2012 in San Francisco.
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 8,500 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.