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CHOC PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGIST MERY TAYLOR AWARDED NATIONAL MINORITY FELLOWSHIP
July 08, 2009

CHOC Children’s is proud to recognize pediatric psychologist Mery Taylor. Taylor was recently invited to participate in the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program, an honor bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the mental health needs of ethnic minorities.

Taylor has created an innovative multi-cultural training program at CHOC Children’s for psychology interns and post doctorates. The program advances students’ knowledge and practice in multi-cultural issues, as well as trains bilingual psychologists in providing pediatric psychological care in Spanish. 

Taylor will be attending the Minority Fellowship Program Psychology Summer Institute (PSI) in Washington DC, July 19-25. There, she will have the opportunity to present her program and receive one-on-one mentoring by expert faculty.

The PSI is held each year to provide participants guidance on developing a grant proposal, postdoctoral fellowships, dissertations, treatment programs, publication and program evaluations as well as opportunities for networking with representatives from federal agencies and foundations. For more information on the summer institute program, visit http://www.apa.org/mfp/psi.html.
 

About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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Media Contact:
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680
email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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