Two Meharry psychiatry residents accepted to Behavioral Health Ambassador Program

Two Meharry Psychiatry residents, Dr. Chinenye Okukpon and Dr. Joshua Anthony, were accepted to the Behavioral Health Ambassador Program for the 2020-21 academic year, said Dr. Lloyda B. Williamson, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry.

Only 25 students were selected for the 2020-21 Ambassador cohort from competitive applications from students enrolled in various behavioral health graduate programs at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). They will represent Meharry Medical College serving as Ambassadors as they are provided opportunities to engage with students and professionals in health related fields. During this academic year they will be required to:

  • Conduct presentations on behavioral-health-related topics to a group of five or more undergraduates attending HBCUs
  • Facilitate career chats with undergraduates that attend HBCUs
  • Attend monthly training/professional development sessions, and
  • Participate in a mini-conference during the spring

Each will receive a $7,000 stipend for their activities during the year.