We are pleased to recognize Mr. José Ángel García and Mr. Franco Mascayano, who both presented recently at the 36th Annual Research Meeting of the National Institute of Psychiatry Ramon de la Fuente Muñiz.
Mr. José Ángel García was awarded first place at the student poster competition for his research “La carga de la enfermedad mental en México, 1990-2019: trastornos mentales, neurológicos, uso de sustancias, suicidio y trastornos somáticos relacionados” (The burden of mental illness in Mexico, 1990-2019: Mental, neurological, substance use, suicide, and related disorders). Mr. García is currently a Global Mental Health Scholar at Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health and a PhD candidate at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City.
Mr. Franco Mascayano was invited to provide a keynote lecture “La descolonización de la salud mental global a través de un estudio liderado por América Latina: el COVID-19 HEalth caRe wOrkErS (HEROES) study” (The decolonization of global mental health through a study led by Latin America: The COVID-19 Health caRe wOrkERS (HEROES) study). Mr. Mascayano is a former recipient of the Council Grants Program and a PhD candidate at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. García and Mr. Mascayano for their ongoing work in advancing global mental health!