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Naleen Andrade

Naleen Naupaka Andrade, professor and director of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s (JABSOM) National Center on Indigenous Hawaiian Behavioral Health, has been honored with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) 2017 Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award on Diversity and Culture.

This distinguished award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the understanding of diversity and culture in children’s mental health and who contribute to the recruitment into child and adolescent psychiatry from all cultures.

Andrade is scheduled to present, “Ola—An Indigenous Health System That Could Change Our Homeland,” at AACAP’s 64th Annual Meeting on October 25 in Washington, DC.

Andrade was the first Native Hawaiian woman to become a psychiatrist and the first Native Hawaiian woman to lead the psychiatry department at a university medical school. During her time as chair of psychiatry from 2005 to 2012, Andrade led the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa department to new heights of excellence in education, clinical care and research in Native Hawaiian and Pacific youth addictions.

Andrade was national president of the American College of Psychiatrists in 2012. She and former JABSOM psychiatry chair John McDermott, authored Peoples and Cultures of Hawaiʻi, now in its second edition.

For more information, read the JABSOM story.

More about the AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award

The AACAP’s Jeanne Spurlock Lecture and Award on Diversity and Culture is named in honor of Jeanne Spurlock, in recognition of her legendary commitment to recruiting members from diverse cultures into child and adolescent psychiatry. AACAP created this lecture and award in her honor to recognize her work and encourage others to follow her example.

—By Tina Shelton

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