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NUMC Physician Receives Prestigious APA-SAMHSA Fellowship

Nassau Health Care Corporation

NUMC Physician Receives Prestigious APA-SAMHSA Fellowship

East Meadow, N.Y., June 23, 2021 – Dr. Ulziibat Person, of Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), has been awarded the APA-SAMHSA Fellowship for 2021. Dr. Person is the first physician at NUMC to receive this prestigious award, which will fund her groundbreaking research into substance abuse and mental health disparities for underserved communities.

Nassau Health Care Corporation is proud to announce that Dr. Ulziibat “Uzi” Person, of NUMC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, has been awarded the APA-SAMHSA Minority Fellowship for 2021. This competitive fellowship is funded by the American Psychiatric Association and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Person is the first NUMC physician to receive this prestigious award.

The APA- SAMHSA Minority Fellowship provides funding to psychiatry residents that are committed to addressing minority psychiatric metal health issues, including substance use disorders. Dr. Person’s research will focus on reducing health disparities and improving behavioral health care outcomes for racial and ethnic populations, ensuring humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness. Following her award and her continued contributions to the field of psychiatry, Dr. Person has been promoted to Chief of Research for the Addiction Services at NUMC.

Nassau Health Care Corporation congratulates Dr. Person on her fellowship and new appointment. We, and the medical community at large, look forward to reviewing the results of her research. Thank you to Dr. Person, and to all our physicians, nurses and staff, for your continued commitment to our mission as a public hospital: to provide Nassau County and all its residents with superior, compassionate, and culturally sensitive health care.

All treatment facilities housed under the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Nassau University Medical Center accept uninsured patients and patients insured by Medicare or Medicaid, with limited spots available for those with private insurance. Any community members in need of mental health services are encouraged to call the outpatient clinic to schedule a consultation at (516)-572-6822. Further, anyone in need of detoxification services should call (516) 572-6740, while those in need of rehabilitation should call (516) 772-9402. For more information on services provided at Nassau University Medical Center, please visit their website at


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