Five Residents Awarded American Psychiatric Association Fellowships

By Susan Gallagher

Each spring, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) award fellowships to a select group of psychiatry residents. We’re excited to share that this year, five Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences residents were awarded APA/APAF fellowships.

Through these fellowships, residents are given opportunities for experiential learning, training, and professional development that will help them become leaders in the field of psychiatry. In addition, APA/APAF Fellows get exclusive opportunities to be a part of APA leadership councils and network with APA members from around the country. 

Read on to learn about the fellowships and Duke Psychiatry resident awardees.

Public Psychiatry Fellowship

Emily Aarons and Noorin Damji
Emily Aarons, MD, and Noorin Damji, MD

Emily Aarons, MD
Second-year psychiatry resident

Noorin Damji, MD
Second-year psychiatry resident

The Public Psychiatry Fellowship provides experiences that will contribute to the professional development of residents who will play leadership roles within the public sector in future years and heighten awareness of the psychiatric residents of the many activities of psychiatry in the public sector and career opportunities in this area.

American Psychiatric Association Foundation Diversity Leadership Fellowship 

Andres Fuenmayor
Andres Fuenmayor, MD

Andres Fuenmayor, MD
Second-year psychiatry resident

The Diversity Leadership Fellowship identifies and motivates minority psychiatry residents or those interested in minority and vulnerable populations to become well equipped to teach, administer, and provide culturally competent, evidence based mental health and substance abuse services to diverse minority groups and at-risk populations.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship

Barra Madden and Jonathan Nahmias
Barra Madden, MD, and Jonathan Nahmias, MD

Barra Madden, MD
Second-year psychiatry resident

Jonathan Nahmias, MD
Fourth-year psychiatry resident

The goal of the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship is to increase the number and enhance the knowledge and capabilities of racial and ethnic minority psychiatry residents to teach, administer, conduct services research, and provide culturally competent, evidence-based mental health services to minority and/or underserved populations.

Learn more about the APA/APAF Fellowships