DR. ANDRADE RECOGNIZED WITH ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
Date: October 06, 2008
Dr. Naleen Andrade, Chair of Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (AACAP), has announced that Naleen Andrade, M.D., is recipient of the 2008 AACAP Robert Cancro Academic Leadership Award. The award, to be presented at the academy’s national meeting in Chicago 28 Oct.-Nov. 2, recognizes excellence in child and adolescent psychiatry leadership. Dr. Andrade is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
On receiving the award, Dr. Andrade praises mentors and, specifically, the work of John McDermott, M.D. “This recognizes more than its recipient, it honors the profound generational effects of a great mentor whose influence in Hawai'i is still unfolding. E aloha aku, e aloha nui mai! (“Love, empathy and compassion given, returns in great measure!”)
“Dr. McDermott showed me the value and elegance of child development, developmental psychopathology and family psychotherapy. His mentoring created within me the professional identity and moral core of being a general psychiatrist who saw child and adolescent psychiatry as a cornerstone within a psychiatry department,” said Dr. Andrade.
Dr. Andrade entered academia, due in large part, to Dr. McDermott's guidance. Today, Dr. Andrade leads an integrated system of medical education with the only triple board residency program (pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry curriculum) west of the Rockies. Additionally, her department's thriving research division conducts studies on epidemiology, addictions, culture, suicide and violence, among other areas. She has worked tirelessly to create private and public partnerships to advance quality of care for rural populations.