Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS, a fourth-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been selected for the 2020 cohort for the Career Development Institute for Psychiatry (CDI).
CDI trains young psychiatrists and researchers interested in successful research careers in academic psychiatry. The program includes career and self-assessment, individualized career goal setting, a four-day workshop, structured long-distance career mentoring and goal tracking, online meetings and tutorials, and a program evaluation.
The workshop will be held April 19-22 in Pittsburgh.
Balasuriya is mentored at Yale by Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Jordan serves as a faculty leader at CDI.
Balasuriya plans to continue her research and work in the community advocating for equitable access to healthcare.