NUMC physician receives prestigious APA-SAMHSA fellowship

NUMC physician receives prestigious APA-SAMHSA fellowship

Nassau Health Care Corporation has announced 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. 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. 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, Person has been promoted to Chief of Research for the Addiction Services at NUMC.

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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