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Samantha Phillips, Communications Manager
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Drs. Cardozo and Younus Receive 2018 AACAP Paramjit Toor Joshi, MD, International Scholar Awards

Washington, DC, October 4, 2018 - The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is proud to announce the winners of AACAP’s Paramjit Toor Joshi, MD, International Scholar Awards, Andrés C. Cardozo, MD, MPH, and Sana Younus, MBBS.

AACAP’s Paramjit Toor Joshi, MD, International Scholar Awards, made possible by a generous gift from AACAP Past President Dr. Joshi, recognize international physicians who have shown a commitment, early in their careers, for the enhancement of mental health services for children and adolescents. The awards seek dreamers in the child and adolescent psychiatry field who exude originality and show strong potential for future thought leaders and mentors.

Dr. Cardozo is a Colombian physician who has been participating since medical school in research on mental health promotion and mental disorders prevention in schools. Currently, he is enrolled in a general psychiatry residency program and has ongoing research collaborations on studying mental health in teenagers.

Dr. Younus is the first fellow in a pioneering child and adolescent psychiatry program in Pakistan. She developed a short mental health training program for sensitization and capacity building of pediatricians, psychologists, and family physicians, as these are the first line of contact for children with mental health concerns. Her research includes bullying, parental stress, and an audit of a multidisciplinary autism service at Aga Khan University.

The award recipients will be honored at AACAP’s Annual Meeting, October 22-27, 2018, Seattle, WA.  

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