JABSOM physician one of 10 MDs in the country to be named a Laughlin Fellow

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina M Shelton, (808) 692-0897
Director of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Posted: Apr 1, 2013

Andrade, Aplasca and Zisook on Kaua`i. ACP Photo.
Andrade, Aplasca and Zisook on Kaua`i. ACP Photo.
Naleen Andrade, MD prepares to chair the ACP annual meeting in Kaua`i as its president.
Naleen Andrade, MD prepares to chair the ACP annual meeting in Kaua`i as its president.
A physician completing her residency training in psychiatry at The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is one of 10 MDs in the country to be named a Henry Laughlin Fellow.

Dr. Alexis Aplasca, a fifth-year trainee and chief resident at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa combined training program in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry, received the recognition on February 23, 2013. The American College of Psychiatry national meeting, held here, also recognized ACP outgoing President, JABSOM’s Dr. Naleen Andrade.

“These outstanding psychiatrists represent the future of the specialty,” said Sidney Zisook, MD, who presented the Laughlin Fellows at the national meeting of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) held on Kaua`i.

At the same meeting, JABSOM’s Dr. Naleen Andrade completed her term as national President of the psychiatry organization. Dr. Andrade, the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) at JABSOM, is a JABSOM MD graduate and served as longtime Chair of Psychiatry before being appointed to her new post last July to lead Graduate Medical Education at the school. She also is coauthor of the book “People and Cultures of Hawai’i, The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity”, which documents how Hawai`i’s multi-cultural communities interact with one another in a unique society.

"Dr. Andrade did an outstanding job as national leader of the ACP as it celebrated its 50th anniversary," said Anthony Guerrero, MD, JABSOM Interim Chair of Psychiatry.

The Henry Laughlin Fellowship, named after the ACPʻs founder, selects MDs who are expected to make a significant future contribution to the field of psychiatry. The ACP provides a stipend for the Laughlin Fellows to attend The College’s Annual Meeting and participate in all educational functions, allowing them to interact with College Members, as well as their peers in other residency programs.

 More about Residency Graduate Medicine at JABSOM and its partner healthcare facilities

The John A. Burns School of Medicine sponsors 16 graduate medical education programs. The residency and fellowship programs range from three to seven years. More than 225 physicians annually receive training and clinical experience required for board certification in the specialties of Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and what is known as Transitional year (broad-based general medicine and surgical training to prepare MDs for future sub-specialty instruction). In cooperation with the Hawai`i Residency Programs, training occurs in a variety of community healthcare facilities in Hawai`i, including The Queen’s Medical Center, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Straub Clinic & Hospital, Kuakini Medical Center, Kaiser Medical Center, Wahiawā General Hospital, U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hilo Medical Center and the Hawai‘i State Hospital.



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