The mission of the All Healers Mental Health Alliance is to organize a long term, culturally competent response to the mental health needs of people of the United States, particularly people of color and people living in poverty affected by all hazards and disasters. We will work with all individuals, organizations, mental health, emergency response and crisis workers of various disciplines and backgrounds towards the goal of providing culturally competent mental health services and in doing so, foster hope, recovery, and resilience among affected people.
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Freedom Flame Award to Mr. and Mrs. Dunston
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Dunston:
We are honored that you have agreed to accept the Freedom Flame Award at the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma on March 6, 2010. The Freedom Flame Award ceremony is a signature event of the Jubilee as we commemorate 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Other awardees include Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, Mrs. Evelyn Lowery, Ambassador of Southern Africa, Jean-Claude Bope, Mrs. Juanita Abernathy, Angeline Butler, Tarana Burke, Bryan Stevenson, Esq., and Leonard and Gladys Dunston.
APA Minority Fellowships Invites Applicants
Psychiatry residents are invited to apply for APA’s Minority Fellowships Program (MFP). The MFP provides educational opportunities not only to minority residents, but to any resident interested in providing quality and effective service to minorities and the under-served. The fellowship provides the funds necessary for psychiatry residents to experience a specialized educational program specifically geared toward building leaders in psychiatry to improve the quality of mental health care for the following federally recognized ethnic minority groups: American Indians, Native Alaskans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos. The fellowship is also designed to involve the resident in the work of the association and to give APA the perspective of young psychiatrists.
There are three groups of MFP fellows: APA/ SAMHSA Fellows (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), APA/SAMHSA Substance Abuse fellows (funded by the Centers for Substance abuse Treatment and Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAT, CSAP), and APA/AstraZeneca Fellows (funded by AstraZeneca). The selected SAMHSA and Substance Abuse Fellows receive a fellowship award (stipend), based on their post graduate year and availability of federal funds. AstraZeneca fellows do not receive stipends; however, travel funds are available for specific APA meetings and special projects. AstraZeneca fellows serve for two years. Psychiatry residents-in-training must be at least a PGY-2 and remain in training during the entire academic year. Applicants must be APA members. SAMHSA applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Federal employees are ineligible. AstraZeneca applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or graduates of a U.S. medical school. SAMHSA Substance Abuse applicants must be in their PGY-5 of training and in a substance abuse training program approved by the affiliated medical school or agency where a significant number of substance abuse patients are from minority and underserved groups, may apply for the substance abuse segment. All applicants are welcome to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability. The deadline for applications is January 30. For more information contact Marilyn King at 703/907-8653 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the fellowship webpage at http://www.psych.org/Resources/OMNA/MFP.aspx
Applications Invited for Congressional Fellowship
The American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Foundation, invite nominations for the Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellowship.
The Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellowship provides all psychiatry residents, fellows and early career psychiatrists a unique opportunity to work in a congressional office on federal health policy, particularly policy related to child and/or minority issues. This fellowship was established in honor of the late Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., who was Deputy Medical Director of APA’s Office of Minority/National Affairs and an advocate for child and minority issues.
The recipient will serve a ten-month fellowship on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC starting January 2, 2011. The fellow will be introduced to the structure and development of federal and congressional health policy, with a focus on mental health issues affecting minorities and underserved populations, including children. Fellows traditionally help develop legislative proposals, track and analyze legislative initiatives, arrange hearings, brief Congressmen or Congresswomen and their staff, and interact with their constituents.
The Fellowship is open to all psychiatry residents, fellows and early career psychiatrists. Applicants must be APA members, U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applications, in the form of a letter, three letters of recommendation, and CV should be sent to Marilyn King; APA Office of Minority/National Affairs, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1825, Arlington, VA 22209 by MARCH 12, 2010. This fellowship is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Wyeth.
Former award recipients: Drs. Sue Ishiyama (Cong. Patrick Kennedy), Ericka Goodwin (Cong. Donna Christensen), Harsh Trevidi (Sen. Jack Reed), Jose Vito (Sen. Gordon Smith), and Toya Clay (Cong. Janice Schakowsky), Daniel Bober (Sen. Patty Murray) and Vasilis Pozios (Cong. John Conyers). Dr. Kahlil Johnson is the current fellow who will complete his fellowship in the office of Congressman Edolphus Towns in November 2009.
Medical Student Senior Elective in HIV Psychiatry
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