Senior Scholars Program

UMMS Affiliation

School of Medicine; Senior Scholars Program

Faculty Mentor

Xiaoduo Fan

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Document Type

News Article


International Public Health | Medical Education | Mental and Social Health


This news story is about UMass Medical School alumnus Raghu Kiran Appasani, MD, SOM '18, who addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to help launch the United for Global Mental Health campaign.

Appansani participated as a medical student in the Senior Scholars research program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His project was "The PRANA Study: A Formative Evaluation for Suicide Prevention Efforts in Gujurat, India."


global mental health, United Nations, MINDS Foundation

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Copyright 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School


Larson, Lisa M. "UMMS alum Raghu Kiran Appasani addresses UN General Assembly on global mental health." UMass Med Now, University of Massachusetts Medical School, October 19, 2018, Link to blog post

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UMass Med Now

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The MINDS Foundation



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