Navigation Links
NAMI Medical Director Honored with APA Patient Advocacy Award; Appears in CNN Health and Huffington Post Columns
Date:5/26/2010

Ken Duckworth, M.D. honored at the organization’s 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

(PRWEB) -- Ken Duckworth, M.D., medical director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), has been honored with the Patient Advocacy Award of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at the organization’s 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Dr. Duckworth is also featured today in a special CNN Health column and was a guest blogger last week in the The Huffington Post, writing about the diagnosis of mental illness in children and stigma confronting parents.

The Patient Advocacy Award recognizes a public figure respected for personal accomplishments and beliefs, who has promoted the improvement of services for people coping with mental disorders and substance abuse. The award also recognizes an individual who has fought stigma by speaking out about experiences with mental illness and psychiatric treatment.

“As the child of two wonderful parents who lived with serious psychiatric problems, I know firsthand how mental illness can impact families,” said Dr. Duckworth. “My role as NAMI’s medical director has given me opportunities to engage and support those affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy.

Psychiatry has come a long way in understanding and better helping families, but there is still more work ahead of us. I am humbled to accept this award on behalf of NAMI and myself.”

Dr. Duckworth is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, child and adolescent and forensic psychiatry and has extensive experience in the public health arena.

In addition to his role at NAMI, Dr. Duckworth is the medical director of Vinfen Corporation in Boston and is an assistant professor at Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Duckworth formerly served as acting commissioner of mental health and the medical director for the Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts, and as medical director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.

Previous Patient Advocacy Award winners include former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. and Kitty Dukakis.

About NAMI
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1100 state and local affiliates that engage in research, education, support and advocacy.
www.nami.org
http://twitter.com/namicommunicate
http://www.facebook.com/officialNAMI

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/APAAdvocacyAward/NAMI/prweb4056784.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Houston Northwest Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in the Southwest Region Designated a Community of Respect™ Partner
2. An Embryo Mix up Would Involve New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers
3. MxSecure's Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software, MxChart™, Now iPad Compatible
4. LaVie Administrative Services Continues 1,200 Access Point Aerohive Roll Out to Address Electronic Medical Record Requirements
5. ATMP and Secure-24 Offer Physicians Leadership and Guidance for Electronic Medical Records
6. TransforMED Launches New Service Offering to Accelerate Medical Home Adoption in Small Practices
7. Corporate health program reduces employee CVD medical, hospital costs
8. Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs
9. Poll finds concerns about pace of medical and health research
10. Manmade antibodies hold biomedical promise
11. Lawsuit Fears Hinder Physician Adoption of Medical Innovations, Survey Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... When an Au Pair comes all the way around ... are in for and they are often worried things won’t go well. More often than ... This year’s Au Pair of the Year winner’s all commented how their Au Pairs have ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... The law firm ... and Evangeline Parishes. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage applicants to ... individuals to seek employment within these two parishes. , “We have available jobs ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... Each year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers a Combined ... Convention Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists across the country are expected to attend this ... their chosen field and network with their colleagues. As in years past, HydroWorx ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... a Service (WaaS), today announced the integration of Clarity Intelligence Platform (CIP) into ... partners to offer real-time business intelligence (BI) to their small and medium business ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Vail knee specialist Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD was named one ... consists of physicians establishing, leading and partnering with ambulatory surgery centers across the United ... Center, also known as an ASC, is a modern health care facility focused on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... DIEGO and SEOUL, South ... Silicon Biosys­tems Menarini and Macrogen, Inc. today announced ... assays and innovative procedures for precision medicine in ... combine Silicon Biosystems, DEPArray™ digital-sorting technology with Macrogen,s ... of tests certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Feb. 12, 2016 ... it has completed a $47.1 million Series ... investors Cormorant Asset Management, Hillhouse Capital Group ... investors Morningside Venture Investments, AJU IB Investment, ... will be used to further advance clinical ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Stem cells are primitive cells found in all multi-cellular ... to differentiate into mature cell types Stem cells are ... embryonic stem cells were derived from embryos in 1981, ... culturing of embryonic stem cells from non-human primates occurred ... As a result of these discoveries, stem cells can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: