Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Events
The Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is sponsoring a variety of programming at APA's 2013 convention. Highlights of selected programs are listed below.
Friday, Aug. 2
Improving Native Hawaiian Outcomes in Health and Mental Health: Role of Psychology and MFP
10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Hawai`i Convention Center, Room 318A
Chair: Jeanne E. Manese, PhD, Director, Counseling Center, University of California Irvine
Discussant: Barbara Yee, PhD, Professor and Chair, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Presenters: Kamana’opono M. Crabbe, PhD, CEO, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, “Advocating for Native Hawaiian Health and Mental Health Policy;” Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, PhD, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, “Advancements and Future Directions in Addressing Health Disparities for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders;” Cecily Reber, MS, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Stanford Consortium “Resiliency and Challenges for Multi-ethnic and Pacific Islander Students in Psychology”
MFP Achievement Awards, Poster Session, and Social Hour
6:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, Coral Ballroom I
This is great opportunity for the MFP family and others committed to ethnic minority psychology to network with each other.
Saturday, Aug. 3
MFP Breakfast for Faculty
8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, Tapa Tower, MFP Suite
This is a time for advisors, chairs, and training directors of currently funded MFP Fellows to learn about the MFP process and to discuss program issues.
New Directions in Ethnic Minority Research: Perspectives from the RWJF New Connections Program
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Hawai`i Convention Center, Room 323B
Chair: Andrew T. Austin-Dailey, MDiv, MS, Director, APA Minority Fellowship Program
Participants: Edith G. Arrington, PhD, Deputy Director, New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming, Senior Project Manager at OMG Center for Collaborative Learning; Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University; Annie Belcourt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Montana-Missoula; Kevin Nadal, PhD, Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
During this symposium sponsored by the Minority Fellowship Program, early- and mid-career researchers in psychology funded through the New Connections program will discuss their research agendas and how they relate to ethnic minority communities.
New Connections is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), based at OMG Center for Collaborative Learning in Philadelphia, PA. The program works with early- and mid-career scholars from historically underrepresented groups. New Connections provides research funding, career development opportunities and mentoring to researchers and evaluators who are members of racial and ethnic minority or low-income communities as well as those who are first-generation college graduates.
Symposium participants will discuss their New Connections-funded projects and their current research agendas—all of which focus on critical aspects of health and well-being for diverse communities. They will also reflect on their professional development and career pathways as scholars exploring new directions in ethnic minority research. Common themes across participants’ experiences and research will be highlighted and discussed in relation to how programs such as New Connections and the Minority Fellowship Program can advance the next generation of diverse researchers.