Child Psychiatry

 
 
 

Fellowship Title:

Child Psychiatry Research Training Program

Fellowship Description:

This training program is designed to provide research training of young investigators at the predoctoral and post-doctoral level in areas of inquiry related to childhood psychopathology. General goals for all trainees will be for them to: 1) acquire an awareness of all forms of childhood disorders and psychopathology; 2) be knowledgeable about methods of research design and analysis; 3) be aware of the current empirical approaches utilized in investigations of childhood psychopathology; and 4) develop the general and specific skills needed for research careers. Research training will be offered in four thematically organized research tracks: severe psychopathology in childhood and adolescence, family genetic influences, treatment and prevention, and effects of traumatic events on children. Training objectives have been specified for each track. Both general goals and specific objectives will be met through participation in the research program of at least one mentor as well as in a series of didactic seminars designed for this training program and in more specialized courses offered in various schools and departments within the medical school and university.

Web Address:

 

Email:

msigman@ucla.edu

Contact:

James T. McCracken, M.D., Marian Sigman, Ph.D.
Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA
760 Westwood Plaza, Room 48-270 NPI
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759
310-825-0575
310-825-2682 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research Training in Childhood Onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Fellowship Description:

The successful matching of faculty mentors with postdoctoral fellows lies at the heart of this research training program. Faculty mentors include established investigators in child psychiatry, pediatrics, psychology, developmental neurosciences, genetics, and epidemiology. The core curriculum focuses on acquiring the skills necessary to become an independent investigator, including formal training in research design and biostatistics, mastery of the knowledge base, protection of human subjects, the need to safeguard the integrity of the research enterprise, and practical experience in preparing grant applications and providing formalized peer review. The program is competitive and seeks highly motivated individuals interested in academic research careers in child psychiatry, psychology and related basic science disciplines.

Web Address:

www.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/nimh.htm

Email:

james.leckman@yale.edu

Contact:

James F. Leckman, M.D.
383 SM, Child Study Center
P.O. Box 3333
New Haven, CT 06510
203-785-7971
203-785-7611

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Fellowship Description:

Research fellowships are tailored to the individual applicant's interests, drawing upon faculty engaged in diverse basic science, clinical, and scholarly activities both within the department of psychiatry and elsewhere in the university. The fellow is assigned to a faculty research mentor with compatible interests and typically joins the mentor in ongoing research while developing a related project of his/her own design. The didactic component of most research involves formal course work in statistics and research design, as well as in other subjects pertinent to the fellow's particular field of study. Recent fellows have pursued studies of bereaved children, adolescent depression, pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders.

Web Address:

 

Email:

fluent@umich.edu

Contact:

Thomas E. Fluent, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0390
734-936-6335
734-936-8907 (fax)

Fellowship Title:

NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow for Translational Research in Child Psychiatric Disorders at Columbia University, New York.

Fellowship Description:

Postdoctoral training fellowships are available to neuroscientists, child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, and for translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders. Trainees are expected to conduct research in areas that could range from studying animal models of neurodevelopmental diseases to clinical studies. The neurodevelopmental diseases include but are not limited to Autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Addiction, and Schizophrenia. Trainees will be mentored in three areas: (1) the pathophysiology of childhood psychiatric disorders, (2) the genetic, molecular and cellular basis of disease, and (3) systems neuroscience. The T32 Training program is led by a group of internationally recognized researchers with strong records in basic neuroscience, neuroimaging, epidemiology, and clinical research. Candidates can elect to work in any of the numerous basic neuroscience or clinical laboratories affiliated with the program. Applicants with an interest in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

1. Basic and Applied Developmental Neuroscience
2. Neuroimaging
3. Psychopharmacology
4. Human and Molecular Genetics
5. Epidemiology
6. Cognitive or Computational Neuroscience
7. Clinical Trials for Psychological or Pharmacological Interventions
8. Prevention Research

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging women, minorities, economically disadvantaged, and persons with disabilities to apply. The position requires applicants to be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on a temporary visa are unfortunately not eligible. Both M.D.s and Ph.D.s are eligible to apply.

Web Address:

 

Email:

petersob@childpsych.columbia.edu

Contact:

Brad Peterson, MD
1051 Riverside Dr.
Box 78
New York, NY 10032
212-543-5948 (phone)
212-543-5966 (fax)

Fellowship Title:

Clinical Research Training in Child Psychiatry

Fellowship Description:

This NIMH-sponsored program prepares trainees to formulate original and incisive research questions in child mental health intervention and services research, and acquire requisite technical expertise to prepare them for careers as independent investigators in at least one of the following areas: 1) intervention and prevention research using clinical trials methodology2) mental health services research, including dissemination studies; 3) clinical epidemiology, understanding the predictors of course, onset, and response to treatment 4) biological and genetic predictors of treatment response. A multipdisciplinary faculty group with a long and successful history of research and research training is involved with the program, with expertise in all of the above-noted areas. The foremost aspect of the program is the pairing of the trainee with an academically successful mentor. The mentor involves the trainee in existing projects, supervises the trainee in the development of publications, and helps the trainee to draft research protocols that will lead to significant advances in the field and external funding for independent research. In the summer medical student research elective, medical students will work with a research preceptor from the training faculty on a project leading to a publishable product in order to stimulate greater interest in child psychiatry research.

Web Address:

http://www.wpic.pitt.edu

Email:

brentda@upmc.edu.

Contact:

David A. Brent, M.D.
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Room 311 BFT
3811 O'Hara Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-246-5596
412-246-5344 (fax)

Fellowship Title:

Research Training in Child Mental Health

Fellowship Description:

The NIMH-funded research training program at Brown is directed at preparing post-residency psychiatrists and post-doctoral psychologists to carry out independent research in the realm of child mental health as full-time university faculty members. The program includes didactic work, participation in ongoing, funded projects, and independent research. Participating faculty mentors have expertise in normal development, psychopathology, psychophysiology and public health. Four broad areas of research training are available: 1) pediatric psychiatry and developmental disabilities; 2) developmental processes and risk factors; and 3) biological basis of biobehavioral regulation; and 4) childhood mood, anxiety and substance use disorders.  A total of eight research fellows are enrolled in the two year program.

Web Address:

 

Email:

gregory_fritz@brown.edu

Contact:

Gregory K. Fritz, M.D.
Child & Family Psychiatry
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-444-7573
401-444-5143 (fax)

                                                        

Fellowship Title:

Child Mental Health Services Research Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

In conjunction with the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute and other programs in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, this program offers fellows training in applied research design and methods as well as active involvement in several ongoing services research projects including those with juvenile justice, acute and subacute residential treatment units, and various community-based outpatient programs. Research opportunities vary from program evaluation design to systems evaluation research.

Web Address:

http://www.musc.edu/psychiatry/

Email:

Richard.Harding@uscmed.sc.edu

Contact:

Richard K Harding, M.D.
Dept. of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
15 Medical Park
Suite 102-A
Columbia, SC 29203
803-434-4266
803-434-4277 (fax)

Fellowship Title:

Research Training Program In Child Mental Health

Fellowship Description:

This NIMH-funded research training program in Child Mental Health prepares post-residency psychiatrists, postdoctoral psychologists, and behavioral scientists to conduct independent research in the area of child mental health as full-time University faculty members. The Program includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. Participating Faculty have expertise in normal development, psychopathology, psychophysiology and public health. Three broad areas of research training: 1) Pediatric psychology/psychiatry 2) developmental processes and risk factors; and 3) biobehavioral regulation and development. A formal didactic curriculum complements hands-on research and supervision. It includes opportunities for training in: research methods/design and statistical analysis; structured, multi-informant and multi-modal development assessments suitable for children, families and their contexts; the role of risk and protective factors in developmental psychopathology; prevention and early intervention; ethics, informed consent, research with minors and scientific integrity; and grant writing.

Web Address:

http://bms.brown.edu/DPHB/     

Email:

Postdoc_training@brown.edu

Contact:

Gregory Fritz, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
c/o Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Program
Box G-BH
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-444-1833
Fax: 401-274-0771

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Fellowship Description:

The University of North Carolina, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (UNC CIDD) is seeking fellows for a postdoctoral research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders.  Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this program emphasizes research training in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders.  Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available.  Ph.D. (basic science or clinical) or M.D. level trainees are encouraged to apply. 

Web Address:

http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ndrc/postdoctoral_training/

Email:

training@cidd.unc.edu

Contact:

Dr. Joseph Piven
c/o Program Coordinator
UNC Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center
130 Mason Farm Road
4123 Bioinformatics Building
CB #3366, UNC - Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3366
(919) 843-8641