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We are excited to announce the upcoming YGMH Distinction Pathway candidates.

Paul Eigenberger - PGY2

Dr. Eigenberger was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and attended Colorado State University majoring in English Literature. After college, he joined the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) stationed in Sacramento, California. During a year of national and community service he lived and worked in underserved communities in Louisiana, California and Hawaii, bearing witness to drastic racial and socioeconomic health disparities. After serving with AmeriCorps he attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, focusing on improving healthcare access to underserved populations of Denver. During medical school he completed a David L. Boren Fellowship in Córdoba, Argentina with a focus on public mental health care in Latin America. In the next stage of his career he is interested in the intersections of medicine and psychiatry, medical education and improving geriatric and general adult mental healthcare in rural communities.

For his GMH project, he is working on "How do we strengthen the rural psychiatry workforce?"

Sirikanya (Sanya) Sellers - PGY2

Sanya was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. When she was 10 years old, her small family made the move to the United States, landing in Pensacola, Florida. As an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Sanya earned a dual degree in Biochemistry and International Studies. Following university graduation, Sanya spent one of the most enriching years of her life studying Mandarin in Shanghai, China. She then returned to Florida to attend medical school at the University of Central Florida. She also co-founded Chapman Compassionate Care, a student-run clinic dedicated to serving the homeless population. Sanya founded Rising Youth, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, committed to teaching adolescents about mental health and wellness. Her commitment to helping marginalized communities led her to also spend a month in Lesvos, Greece, where Sanya volunteered at the Kara Tepe refugee camp for asylum seekers. In the next stage of her career, she is interested in psychotherapy and global mental health and health equity.

For her GMH project, she is developing a post-graduate diploma in community mental health with the HAPPINESS project in Nigeria. Primary care workers train with the World Health Organization's mental health gap action program (WHO mhGAP) to diagnose, triage, and treat common mental health disorders. This is traditionally a 2-week process. Through this project, the HAPPINESS project partners with Imo State University to provide a longitudinal experience (1-year) and expands on the mhGAP training, where participants will earn formal recognition in the form of a post-graduate diploma.

Enock Teefe - PGY3

Enock Teefe is a PGY-3 in the Yale Department of Psychiatry Residency Program.

Yvonne Uyanwune - PGY3

Yvonne Uyanwune is a psychiatry resident at Yale School of Medicine. She currently contributing to the HAPPINESS (Health Action for Psychiatric Problems in Nigeria Including Epilepsy and Substances) Project which trains health care workers - such as primary care physicians, nurses, community health extension workers - in rural communities to screen for, assess and manage mental health disorders in their communities. The HAPPINESS project adapts the WHO’s mental health gap action plan-intervention guide (mhGAP-IG) in line with Nigeria’s policy of integrating mental health into primary care. This task-sharing, stepped-care collaborative approach is one model of reducing the treatment gap for mental disorders in LMICs like Nigeria with very few psychiatric specialists.

Her role primarily involves gathering demographic and contact information of HAPPINESS-trained clinicians, creating a listserv and working collaboratively with web-designing company to create a geospatial user-and-mobile-friendly website that allows potential clients to find nearest clinicians based on their local-government area in Nigeria. Her interests include global mental health, psychotherapy, spirituality and mental health promotion. Her goals align towards providing culturally sensitive, equity-driven and evidence based mental health care both locally and internationally.