For Immediate Release
AACAP Honors Four with 2019 Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students
Washington, DC, September 24, 2019 –The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Monica M. Attia, Taiwo Ajumobi, Carolina Roddy, and Maria Veronica Clare G. Vigilar as recipients of the 2019 Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and AACAP’s Campaign for America’s Kids (CFAK).
AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Clinical Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is named in honor of Jeanne Spurlock, MD, 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 for eight to twelve weeks of training, encouraging outstanding minority students and medical students whose projects will focus on minorities to pursue careers in substance abuse and addiction research in child and adolescent psychiatry. The fellowships are administered through AACAP’s Research, Grants & Workforce Department and AACAP’s Substance Abuse and Addiction Committee.
The AACAP/NIDA fellows will present their research during AACAP's 66th Annual Meeting, October 14-19, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
For more information on this award, please contact
Reilly Polka, Communications Manager.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry promotes the
healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through
advocacy, education, and research. Child and adolescent psychiatrists
are the leading physician authority on children’s mental health. For
more information, please visit www.aacap.org