Mu named 2015 Metcalf Prize recipient by NC-ROCAP

Second-year CAP fellow Karen Mu, MD, PhD, has been selected by the Northern California Regional Organization of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (NC-ROCAP) as the recipient of the 2015 Aubrey W. Metcalf Memorial Prize for the best paper related to the mental health of children written by a medical student or psychiatric resident. Mu will present her paper at the group's annual conference later this month in San Jose.

The Metcalf Prize is awarded annually by NC-ROCAP in honor of the late Aubrey Metcalf, MD, to further his interest in supporting all aspects of child psychiatry (with particular emphasis upon training and psychodynamic thinking applied to working with children). A veteran of the Korean War, Metcalf completed medical school and residencies in psychiatry and child psychiatry at UCSF, then became a lifelong faculty member and clinician at LPPI. He wrote prodigiously on topics ranging from autism to day care to teen sexuality, as well as family dynamics and psychological development in childhood. He was renowned as a dedicated educator and mentor, and early champion of attachment theory in psychoanalysis. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 76.