May 19, 2000


association news

Scholarships Go to Residents To Encourage Research Careers

Fifteen psychiatry residents have been selected to participate in a prestigious research fellowship.

The American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education has announced the 2000 recipients of the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education/Janssen Scholars in Research on Severe Mental Illness fellowship.

The two-year fellowship program, directed by Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., identifies promising PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 psychiatry residents with the potential to become leaders in clinical and health services research into severe mental illness. The program also works to encourage these residents to choose careers in clinical and health services research in areas related to schizophrenia, bipolar illness, or other forms of severe mental illness. Scholars receive mentorship throughout the programís term, as well as $5,000 during the second year of the fellowship, to assist in their research career development (for example, for use in developing a pilot research project, obtaining statistical consultation, or visiting potential research training programs). As part of the program, funding for travel to APAís annual meeting is provided during both years of the fellowship.

Daniel W. Bradford, M.D., University of North Carolina

Christine Finn, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital

Andrew R. Gilbert, M.D., Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Frank Andrew Kozel, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Anthony J. Levinson, M.D., McMaster University

Feng Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Rajesh Narendran, M.B.B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo

Roy Perlis, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital

Kihn Luan D. Phan, M.D., University of Michigan

Andrew M. Portteus, M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina

Muhamas Aly Rifai, M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine

Dorothy K.Y. Sit, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lisa M. Slimmer, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital

Arielle Stanford, M.D., Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute

Carolyn M. Young, M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

These are among the individuals agreeing to serve as mentors to these fellows:

Nigel M. Bark, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Yeates Conwell, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center

Mark George, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Donald Goff, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert Innis, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine

Catherine Leslie, M.D., University of Virginia

Joseph Morrissey, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Marcelle Mostert, M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Ronald Rieder, M.D., Columbia University

Jordon Smoller, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

Patricia I. Rosebush, M.D., McMaster University Medical Center

David S. Rosenberg, M.D., Wayne State University

Lin Sikich, M.D., University of North Carolina

Rajiv Tandon, M.D., University of Michigan Hospitals

Katherine Wisner, M.D., M.S., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Information about the program can be obtained by visiting APAís Web site <www.psych.org/res_res/janssen.html>; by calling Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H. at (202) 682-6238; or by sending an e-mail to apinstre@psych.org.