Solomon Carter Fuller Award.
Article Type: Report
Subject: Physicians (Achievements and awards)
Pub Date: 11/01/2008
Publication: Name: West Virginia Medical Journal Publisher: West Virginia State Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 West Virginia State Medical Association ISSN: 0043-3284
Issue: Date: Nov-Dec, 2008 Source Volume: 104 Source Issue: 6
Topic: Event Code: 200 Management dynamics Computer Subject: Company business management
Product: Product Code: 8011000 Physicians & Surgeons NAICS Code: 621111 Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) SIC Code: 8011 Offices & clinics of medical doctors
Organization: Organization: American Psychiatric Association
Persons: Named Person: Bateman, Mildred Mitchell
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 201087173
Full Text: Dr. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman, M.D., F.A.P.A., has received the Solomon Carter Fuller Award from the American Psychiatric Association.

As the winner of this year's award, she presented a lecture Oct. 4 during the 60th Institute on Psychiatric Services in Chicago. Her topic was "Mental Health Services: Still a Challenge."

A West Virginia physician since the 1940s, Bateman has served in multiple roles including superintendent of Lakin State Hospital, director of the state Department of Mental Health, and founding chair of Marshall's Department of Psychiatry. Her distinguished career includes serving as one of four members of the President's Commission on Mental Health and as vice president of the American Psychiatric Association. A long-time advocate for those with mental illness, she has received numerous local, state and national honors for her contributions to mental health care.

Bateman, although retired, remains a member of Marshall's part-time faculty and continues to see patients.

According to the APA, the award honoring Fuller, the first black psychiatrist in the United States, is presented to a black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for black people.
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