Rebecca Palpant Rebecca Palpant Shimkets is assistant director for The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism of the Carter Center's Mental Health Program.

Rebecca Palpant Shimkets is assistant director for The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism of the Carter Center's Mental Health Program.

Shimkets develops and oversees a journalism fellowship program that each year awards stipends to 10 professional journalists in the United States, South Africa, and Romania to produce a significant work on mental health or mental illnesses.

Shimkets also is an active participant on advisory boards and within national work groups related to stigma and accurate portrayals of mental illnesses in the media.

Shimkets received her master's degree in community counseling from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Asbury College. For more information, please visit www.cartercenter.org.