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By Richard Asinof
PROVIDENCE – A new 12-month fellowship offering physicians more-in-depth training after completing their residency will focus on the psychiatric needs of pregnant and postpartum women, the impact of infertility on women, and the impact of mental illness on infants and children, Women & Infants announced on Aug. 6.
The program is a partnership between the hospital and the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.
The fellowship is designed to offer focused clinical training in women’s mental health with an emphasis on perinatal psychiatry, according to Dr. Neha Hudepohl, an attending psychiatrist in Women & Infants’ Center for Women’s Behavioral Health and director of the fellowship program.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment and testimony to the breadth of services available for women at Women & Infants,” says Constance Howes, the hospital’s president and CEO. “It would be difficult to create a comprehensive educational program that covers so many aspects of a woman’s life and health without such a broad base of services.”