For Immediate Release
Pooja R. Sarkar, DO, Receives NIDA-AACAP Resident Training Award in Substance Use Disorders, Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Washington, DC, October 25, 2021 – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce Pooja R. Sarkar, DO, University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate, as the recipient of AACAP's 2020-2021 NIDA-AACAP Resident Training Award in Substance Use Disorders, Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The NIDA-AACAP Resident Training Award in Substance Use Disorders was established in 2012. It seeks to support the development of expertise in substance use disorders (SUD) through completion of a mentored experience and project that utilizes existing evidence-based treatment science. For early investigators, obtaining funding for training and mentored experiences is critical, but it is also the most difficult to secure. The NIDA-AACAP Resident Training Award provides up to one year of support to general and child and adolescent psychiatry residents to support training in dissemination of substance use research. Through support from this program, the award recipients will engage in a mentored opportunity to learn about key areas of SUD and SUD treatment strategies through systematic literature review, attendance at conferences and workshops, and interaction with leading experts in the field..
Dr. Sarkar will be recognized at AACAP’s Virtual Annual Meeting, October 18-30, 2021
For more information on this award, please contact Rob Grant, Communications Director, at 202.966.7300, ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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