Mitchell Will Use Award For Further Study of Sickle Cell Disease
Published August 2003
Monica Mitchell, MD, is the 2003 winner of the Herbert
W. Nickens, MD, Minority Faculty Fellowship Award. Dr. Mitchell is an
assistant professor of pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine. She
works within the Division of Psychology at Cincinnati Children's
Hospital Medical Center.
Medical colleges nationwide were able to nominate
someone for this award so there was a large, highly qualified selection
pool to choose from.
"My primary career goal is to have a positive impact on
physical and behavioral health outcomes in African-American children,
particularly those with chronic health conditions," said Dr. Mitchell.
Dr. Mitchell co-directs Innovations, a collaborative
program with the College of Medicine and the Cincinnati community that
promotes physical, behavioral and emotional health in African-American
children and other children of color. She is currently completing
training in biostatistics, culturally sensitive family assessment,
anthropometic assessment and co-morbitity research in mental health and
With her award, Dr. Mitchell plans to extend her
research on children with sickle cell disease to develop culturally
sensitive measurement tools to assess pain perception and quality of