Rebecca Palpant Shimkets – Associate Director, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

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Rebecca Palpant Shimkets is associate director for the Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Palpant develops and oversees a journalism fellowship program that each year awards stipends to 10 professional journalists in the United States and other countries to produce a significant work on mental health or mental illnesses. Palpant is an active participant on advisory boards and within national work groups related to stigma and accurate portrayals of mental illnesses in the media. She received a master’s degree in community counseling form Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Asbury College

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