Jamie P. Ingram, MSW ’04, has been awarded the prestigious Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship through the American Psychological Association. Ingram is a doctoral student at Tulane University, where she is pursuing her Doctorate in Social Work with a research focus on racial inequities facing the Black community.
A graduate scholar of UNC’s Child Welfare Education Collaborative, Ingram currently practices as a clinical addictions specialist for the UNC Health-Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program.
The Interdisciplinary Minority Fellowship Program is funded from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and targets students interested in the substance use and mental health professions, particularly those who will commit to significantly improving the quality of care provided to ethnic and racial minorities with a mental or co-occurring mental and substance use disorder.
The fellowship is directly related to efforts to reduce health disparities among ethnic minorities in the United States by filling a crucial need for mental health professionals in psychology, nursing, social work, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, and substance use and addictions counseling.