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Date: 2016-08-31
Title: Second Global Fellow Receives K Award

We are pleased to announce Dr. Lauren Ng, a postdoctoral fellow in the MGH Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program (T32), has received a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She is the second fellow in our T32 to receive a K award. During her 5-year research grant, Dr. Ng will use a mixed-methods approach to assess the feasibility, effectiveness, and implementation of an evidence-based intervention for PTSD in patients with SMI in rural Ethiopian primary care clinics.

During her 2-year fellowship at MGH, Dr. Ng has collaborated with several T32 faculty members, including Drs. David Henderson, Christina Borba, Abebaw Fekadu, and Charlotte Hanlon. She will continue to work with them closely on this project.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Ng was an NIMH-supported postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, where she worked on a project investigating the feasibility and effectiveness of a family-based prevention intervention for children affected by HIV/AIDS in rural Rwanda.

Dr. Ng completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Child/Family Concentration at the University of Southern California (USC). Her doctoral research focused on the complex associations between genocide experiences, post-genocide risk factors, and mental health in orphaned survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Dr. Ng conducted her clinical internship with a specialty in Trauma Psychology at USC-Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale University in 2004.