Falisha Gilman, MD, a second-year resident in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, will be presented with the Rising Leader Award from the Connecticut Psychiatric Society (CPS) on May 23.
The Rising Leader Award is a new honor created by CPS, and Gilman is one of the first recipients.
"Your dedication this year to many advocacy issues and your helpful participation at Council Meetings helped to prompt the creation of the award and our selection of you as one of the first recipients," wrote Melissa Welby, MD, President of CPS, in a letter to Gilman.
The award will be presented May 23 at the CPS Annual Meeting in New Haven.
Gilman is co-president of the Yale Psychiatry Residents' Association, which serves as a liaison between residents and faculty, and helps to cultivate an educational and fun working environment for trainees.
Last year she was accepted into the Connecticut State Medical Society’s Young Physician Leadership Curriculum. The program provides young physicians with tools to help them develop leadership and physician advocacy skills. It is designed to enhance the physicians’ abilities to influence practice and policy development on a local, regional, and national level.