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Applications Invited for Fellowship
Psychiatric News
Volume 45 Number 7 page 7-7

APA and the American Psychiatric Foundation invite nominations for the Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellowship.

The Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellowship provides psychiatry residents and 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 (see Resident Finds Rewards Atop Capitol Hill). This fellowship was established in honor of the late Jeanne Spurlock, M.D., who was deputy medical director and head of APA's Office of Minority/National Affairs and an advocate for child and minority issues.

The recipient will serve a 10-month fellowship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., 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 members of Congress and their staffs, and interact with their constituents.

The fellowship is open to all psychiatry residents and fellows and early career psychiatrists. Applicants must be APA members and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applications, in the form of a letter, three letters of recommendation, and a CV, should be sent by April 16 to Marilyn King, APA Office of Minority/National Affairs, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825, Arlington, Va. 22209. This fellowship is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Wyeth.

Additional information is posted at <www.psych.org/Resources/OMNA/MFP/spurlock-congressional-fellowship.aspx> or available from Marilyn King at (703) 907-8653 or mking@psych.org.blacksquare

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