ABPN Faculty Fellowship Announced

June 18, 2013
Larry R. Faulkner, MD

The Directors of the ABPN have established a Faculty Fellowship Program to support the development of innovative education and evaluation projects that promote effective learning by residents, fellows, and practicing psychiatrists and neurologists.

The Directors of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN) have established a Faculty Fellowship Program to support the development of innovative education and evaluation projects that promote effective learning by residents, fellows, and practicing psychiatrists and neurologists. Each year, up to 2 psychiatry and 2 neurology fellows will be selected. The duration of the fellowship will normally be for 2 years with a maximum amount of funding of $50,000 per year or $100,000 total. Preference will be given to projects that have the potential for use in more than one site and to applicants who are at a junior or mid-faculty level. Fellows will be expected to devote at least 25% of their time to these projects.

Psychiatry and neurology faculty members have contributed immeasurably to the ABPN over its almost 80-year history through their volunteer service as oral examiners and site hosts and on test committees. This is an opportunity for the ABPN to support innovative educators whose efforts are likely to have a positive impact on our specialties. There are limited resources for these activities, which can improve training and ultimately patient care.

The Faculty Fellowship Committee is chaired by Robert Golden, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Other ABPN directors serving on the committee are Drs Laurie Gutmann, at West Virginia University School of Medicine until August 1, 2013, and then at University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; Ralph Jozefowicz, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; and Kailie Shaw, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. In addition, 4 individuals who are department chairs or training programs directors are also serving. They are Drs Allison Brashear, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Deborah Cowley, University of Washington School of Medicine; Steven Epstein, Georgetown University School of Medicine; and Jaffar Khan, Emory University School of Medicine.

The application deadline for the first awards is August 19, 2013. Awardees will be announced by October 31, 2013, for a January 1, 2014, start date. Related information and the application instructions are posted on the ABPNs web site (www.abpn.com).