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by Catherine Monk, PhD
Overview, by Catherine Monk, PhD
Agreement Between Prospective and Retrospective Measures of Childhood Maltreatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Jessie R. Bladwin, PhD; Aaron Reuben, MEM; Joanne B. Newbury, PhD; Andrea Danese, MD, PhD   JAMA Psychiatry, doi 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0097


E arly Bird Registration Discount Ends Today - July 1!

Travel Awards for MONA's 2019 Biennial Conference on Perinatal Mental Health   
A limited number of Travel Awards are available for the Conference.  The Travel Award Program is specifically designed for graduate students, medical students, residents or post-doctoral trainees in a field relevant to perinatal mental health. The goals of the program are to expose awardees to the breadth of opportunities available to clinical researchers, introduce them to investigators from other institutions, and facilitate the establishment of a peer group for the Travel Awardees. 

Selected awardees will receive complimentary registration, a $500 travel stipend and a certificate acknowledging their participation in the program.

Applications are due by Monday, July 15 via email to Debby Tucker at info@perinatalmentalhealth.com.

Applications must include:
  • Short CV
  • Nomination letter from a MONA member with a 500 word summary that provides information about why the candidate is deserving of a travel award. 
  • Brief description (no more than one page in length) of research/career goals and aspirations. 
  • Applicant must have already been accepted for presentation
  • Applicant must be a MONA member
Nominations Solicited for 2020-2021 MONA Board 

Candidates must send the following by July 30:
  • Two letters of nominations by MONA members
  • Statement of interest by candidate on why they want to be a MONA Board Member
  • Candidate CV
These should be sent to  Debby Tucker at   info@perinatalmentalhealth.com   by July 30.
Congratulations to MONA Treasurer Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo on honor from her alma mater  

MONA Treasurer and University of Illinois assistant professor Dr. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo was honored in June by her alma mater, California State University, Northridge (CSUN).
Dr. Lara-Cinisomo, who completed her undergraduate work at the Southern California-based university, received the 2019 Child and Adolescent Development Top Alumna award for her pioneering research in postpartum and perinatal depression, as well as her work with mothers and children.
Dr. Lara-Cinisomo, a professor in the Kinesiology and Community Health Department of Illinois' College of Applied Health Sciences, also was named recipient of the Dr. Carol Kelly Legacy award, named for the woman who mentored Dr. Lara-Cinisomo and numerous others at CSUN.
Abstract Submission Deadline - July 31, 2019 -  Click here for flyer!
Looking for news from our members!
Let us know what's happening that would be of interest to other Marce of North America members. Send your news to Debby Tucker at 
MONA Listserv
We are pleased to announce the MONA Listserv and hope it will become a community of your peers leading to robust discussion.  Simply email your question or comment to: mona@simplelists.com or listserv@marcenortham.org

January 1, 2018 - the Perinatal Mental Health Society became Marcé of North America (MONA) - a regional group of The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health.
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