APA and the American Psychiatric Foundation, in collaboration with the
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, invite nominations for
the Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellowship.
The fellowship provides general psychiatry and child psychiatry residents
an opportunity to work in a congressional office or committee on federal
health policy, particularly policy related to child and 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 six-month fellowship on Capitol Hill in
Washington, D.C., starting January 1, 2007, and ends June 30, 2007. The fellow
will be introduced to the structure and development of federal and
congressional health policy, with a focus on mental health issues affecting
children and minorities. Fellows traditionally help develop legislative
proposals, track and analyze legislative initiatives, arrange hearings, brief
members of Congress and staff, and interact with constituents.
The fellowship is open to APA members who are PGY-2 or PGY-3 general
psychiatry residents, child psychiatry residents, or child psychiatrists who
will be out of training for less than one year at the time of the fellowship.
This fellowship is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
Applications, in the form of a letter, three letters of recommendation, and
CV should be sent to Marilyn King; APA Department of Minority/National
Affairs, 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825, Arlington, Va. 22209 by March
More information is available by contacting Marilyn King at (703)