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Marshall School of Medicine professor selected for national fellowship

miriyala_kalpanaKalpana Miriyala, M.D., an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected for an international fellowship through the ZERO TO THREE organization.

The group ensures babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being.

Miriyala will join 14 other fellows from across a broad spectrum of professionals who will work together through a series of initiatives including research, advocacy, practice and policy to address issues that affect the lives of infants and young children.

“We are very excited that Dr. Miriyala was selected for this prestigious group that’s dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of young children,” said Suzanne Holroyd, M.D., professor and chair of the department. “We are also pleased that she will represent Marshall Psychiatry in this very select international organization.”

Miriyala is a board-certified child psychiatrist who graduated from medical school in India, completed a psychiatry residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

A member of local and national child psychiatry organizations, Miriyala says she’s eager to join the new cohort.

“Working with other professionals, I hope we will transform and advance programs to help children,” Miriyala said. “I’m looking forward to using some of the available resources to help children who are victims of the drug abuse crisis in our community.”

Miriyala joined Marshall’s School of Medicine in July 2015.  She previously worked for a West Virginia community mental health center for six years treating children and adolescents in rural communities.