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A Legacy of Support

Past ACLP president and her husband give generous gift to the Academy

The Foundation of the ACLP has received one of the largest donations in our history.

This generous gift of 50,000 dollars to the Foundation comes from past ACLP president (2002-2003), Mary Jane Massie, MD, FACLP, an ACLP Life Fellow, and her husband, William Pelton.

Dr. Massie, an attending psychiatrist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre and professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, says she and her husband “want to support the ACLP initiatives to help our trainees—our future leaders in C-L Psychiatry—to develop excellent clinical, administrative and leadership skills.”

Since 2009, the Foundation of ACLP has financially supported the Academy’s mission on several key fronts: developing leaders in the field, recognizing significant achievements, and advancing research efforts. The Foundation funds educational grants and programs, including our Visiting Professor Program, Foundation Research Professor, Webb Fellow and Career Mentorship programs.

“This generous gift will make a huge impact to our trainee support and educational programs,” says chair of the Foundation Board of Directors, Madeleine Becker, MD, FACLP.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation. The Foundation relies on the donations from ACLP members and friends who share our vision to support our colleagues and move C-L Psychiatry forward,” says Dr. Becker.

“This huge gesture of generosity helps the Academy to continue its vital work in providing collaborative education and leadership opportunities and support to our trainees and colleagues.”

Donations in action

The Foundation provides financial assistance to the Academy’s Webb Fellowship program, annually awarded to up to six residents or fellows to aid their growth and encourage longstanding involvement in ACLP.

The Foundation funds The Visiting Professorship Program—a one- to three-day visit of a senior Academy member to an institution to promote the understanding and practice of C-L Psychiatry, promoting new forms of C-L Psychiatry techniques and research at applying institutions.

The Foundation manages funding for the Don R. Lipsitt Award for Achievement in Integrated and Collaborative Care, created to recognize a mid-career psychiatrist currently making substantial contributions to the evolving field of integrated behavioral health.

And the Foundation supports the ACLP Foundation Research Professor Program, bringing a leading researcher to the annual meeting and facilitating research mentorship to early career researchers. The overall objectives of the awards are to promote interest in C-L Psychiatry research, and to support the development of emerging talent in the field.

To find out how to donate to the Foundation, click ‘Donate’ on the main menu bar of the Academy’s website.


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