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State, national honors for 2 Hurley faculty psychologists

We at Hurley already knew that we had skilled pediatric psychologists working here, and now others in the state and nation know, too. Two Hurley psychologists were recently honored with state and national awards.

Dr. Ellens - Michigan emerging pioneer

Rebecca Ellens PsyD, associate director of the Hurley Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, is widely known among resident physicians at Hurley for the didactics she provides related to pediatric psychology, evidence-based practice, leadership, wellness, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. She also is co-director of Pediatric Education Research for the Hurley Pediatric Residency Program. Her award:

2022 Emerging Pioneer Recognition Award
Michigan Psychological Association
Honors professionals who are committed to transforming the field of psychology through responsiveness and innovation

She was recognized at the annual MPA Annual Convention Awards Ceremony on April 22, 2022.

Dr. Meko - Excellence in training

Crystal Cederna-Meko PsyD, director of the Hurley Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, also is associate director of the Hurley Pediatrics Residency Program. Here are the details of her award:

2022 Excellence in Training Award
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internships Center
Recognizes individuals for distinguished achievement in training and teaching in APPIC member internship and postdoctoral training settings.

APPIC is the centralized location for graduates in psychology to apply for predoctoral internships and postdoctoral fellowships. In 2021, 1,013 APPIC-accredited internship and postdoctoral training sites existed.

The award is to be announced during the May 12-May 14, 2022, APPIC Membership Conference in SanDiego, Calif.

Award recipients