For Immediate Release
Christina M. Cruz, MD, EdM, Receives AACAP Junior Investigator Award, Supported by AACAP and Industry Supporters
Washington, DC, September 30, 2019 –The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Christina M. Cruz, MD, EdM, Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Medicine, as the recipient of AACAP's 2019 Junior Investigator Award, supported by AACAP and Industry Supporters.
AACAP’s Junior Investigator Award, supported by AACAP and Industry Supporters, provides up to $30,000 a year for two years for child and adolescent psychiatry junior faculty. It is intended to facilitate innovative research that is relevant to our understanding, treatment, and prevention of child and adolescent mental health disorders. This award helps reduce the current shortage of clinical researchers by getting young investigators engaged in mental health research programs.
Dr. Cruz will be recognized at the Junior Research Scholar Lunch during AACAP's 66th Annual Meeting, on October 17, 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