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 that Maryland Pao, M.D., Clinical Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the recipient of the 2012 Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award.

The award acknowledges outstanding leadership and continuous contributions in the field of liaison child and adolescent psychiatry. It is supported by the child psychiatry service at Massachusetts General Hospital and administered by the AACAP Committee on Liaison with Medical Professionals.

Dr. Pao will present, "Pediatric Psychiatry: Reflections on a Field in Development," at AACAP's 59th Annual Meeting on October 24, 2012, in San Francisco.

For more information on this award, please contact Caitlyn Camacho, Communications Coordinator, at 202.966.7300, ext. 154 or


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