Neuroscience

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship inTranslational Neuroscience

Fellowship Description:

Brown University and the hospitals affiliated with Brown’s Alpert Medical School are well known for their excellence in research and clinical care related to the nervous system.  In recent years, the Brown Institute for Brain Science (BIBS) and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI) have been developing joint programs to better unite these efforts.  This has led to the creation of a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience that is being co-sponsored by BIBS, NPNI and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. This interdepartmental fellowship provides research training in both basic and clinical neuroscience.

The research supported by this fellowship will focus on basic and clinical investigation in psychiatric disorders, with the goal of preparing the fellow for a successful research career in translational neuroscience. This goal will be accomplished via a multidisciplinary approach and integrated training in basic and clinical research, which may include treatment research.

The fellow will be mentored by two or three faculty members who have research programs that are relevant to the same disease or disorder.  At least one will be a clinically focused researcher in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and another will be a scientist based on the Brown Campus whose work focuses on basic or translational research.  A clinical training experience will be provided that meaningfully augments the fellow’s research training.  We anticipate funding one position this year.  The salary will follow NIH guidelines and a second-year of support will be contingent upon satisfactory progress.

Four specific research areas and teams of mentors have been identified.  However applicants who are interested in focusing their work on other projects that combine basic and clinical approaches to psychiatric disorders are also welcome to apply.  If you wish to inquire about other possible projects, please contact Dr. Justin Fallon (Justin_Fallon@Brown.edu) or Dr. Katharine Phillips (Katharine_Phillips@Brown.edu). 

The programs that have been identified include:

1.      Genes and Sleep: From C. elegans to Humans - This project will combine training in C. elegans behavioral genetics and human behavioral genetics to identify conserved genes that regulate sleep.  Mentors – Dr. Anne Hart (Department of Neuroscience), Dr. Mary Carskadon (Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior) and Dr. Valerie Knopik (Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior).

2.      Neuroimaging and Alzheimer's diseaseThis project will focus on the development of novel neuroimaging markers, including functional and structural fMRI, for the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  Mentors – Dr. David Badre (Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences), Dr. William Heindel (Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences) and Dr. Stephen Salloway (Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Human Behavior)

3.      Acquisition and Extinction of Contextually Cued Avoidant/Repetitive Behaviors - This project will provide experience with neuropsychiatric patients and training in electrophysiology and optogenetic research methods in behaving animals to address questions about the role of context in the acquisition and extinction of associations between threatening cues and avoidant/repetitive behaviors.  Mentors – Dr. Rebecca Burwell (Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences) and Dr. Steven Rasmussen (Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior)

4.      Visual Processing in Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa - This project will examine visual processing in two severe psychiatric disorders that involve distorted body image by using state-of-the-art visual psychophysics paradigms.  Mentors – Dr. David Sheinberg (Department of Neuroscience) and Dr. Katharine Phillips (Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior)

Qualifications:
Applicants must have an M.D. with completed residency training in psychiatry or a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a basic science area relevant to the fellowship goals. Individuals with an M.D.-Ph.D. seeking additional training are also welcome to apply.

Web Address:

Email:

Justin_Fallon@Brown.edu or Katharine_Phillips@Brown.edu

Contact:

For specific information about this program, contact Dr. Justin Fallon (Justin_Fallon@Brown.edu) or Dr. Katharine Phillips (Katharine_Phillips@Brown.edu).  For general questions about the application process, contact Ms. Kelly Griffin(Postdoc_training@brown.edu)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Brain Stimulation

Fellowship Description:

Federally funded postdoctoral fellowship available immediately (start date flexible) at the Columbia University Brain Stimulation and Therapeutic Division. The fellow will receive extensive hands-on training in the available brain stimulation tools, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), magnetic seizure therapy (MST), deep brain stimulation (DBS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and novel forms of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).  These tools are applied in clinical and preclinical settings. The fellow will participate in a range of studies using brain stimulation as a probe of brain function, as a complement to functional imaging to map circuitry (TMS/fMRI and TMS/PET), and as a putative treatment for psychiatric disorders such as depression, OCD, panic, schizophrenia, depersonalization, autism, and cerebral palsy.  Facilities include the Technology Development Laboratory for the development of novel TMS devices and coils, Cognition Laboratory for preclinical studies in animal models, Noninvasive Neuromodulation Neuroscience laboratory for studies in healthy volunteers, and Brain Behavior Clinic for clinical trials.  Fellow must have a  PhD in neuroscience, psychology physiology, or engineering, and/or have completed a US residency in psychiatry or neurology. This is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send CV and references to contact below.

Web Address:

http://www.brainstimulation.columbia.edu/

Email:

slisanby@columbia.edu

Contact:

Sarah H Lisanby, MD
Director, Brain Stimulation and Therapeutic Modulation Division
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University / New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 21
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 543-5568
Fax: (212) 543-6056

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Translational Neuroscience and Molecular Biology of Psychoses

Fellowship Description:

New findings in molecular biology and neurobiology are being rapidly translated into new directions for the clinical investigation of schizophrenia. Trainees have dual experiences in basic and clinical investigation, with emphases appropriate to their backgrounds and career goals. Multidisciplinary training programs combine basic molecular biology and clinical genetics of schizophrenia, neurophysiology of drug response in humans and animal models, and parallel developmental studies in inbred mouse strains and in pregnancies of mothers who have schizophrenia. Clinical trainees thus have special opportunities to interact with basic scientists, and basic science trainees have direct access to clinical populations.

Web Address:

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Email:

Robert.Freedman@ucdenver.edu

Contact:

Robert Freedman, MD
University of Colorado Denver
Department of Psychiatry
13001 E. 17th Place, Campus Box F546
Aurora, CO  80045
(303) 724-4940 – phone
(303) 724-4956 – fax

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Medical Neurobiology

Fellowship Description:

An interdepartmental basic and clinical neurosciences program providing training for the M.D. or Ph.D. fellow; faculty of approximately 60 members can provide experience in analytical and methodological approaches of the neuro-biological and behavioral sciences to study neural function in systems from basic molecular processes to clinical studies in biological psychiatry.

Web Address:

http://snri.iusm.iu.edu/

Email:

jhingtge@iupui.edu

Contact:

Joseph N. Hingtgen, Ph.D.
Indiana University Medical Center
791 Union Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-274-7397
317-274-1365 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research Training in Major Psychoses and Clinical Neurobiology

Fellowship Description:

This 1 to 3-year NIMH funded fellowship program is designed for M.D.s and Ph.D.s who are interested in an academic career. M.D.s should have completed psychiatry residency or (for exceptional candidates) be in their PGY-IV. The primary disease focus is schizophrenia and related disorders, but work with affective disorders is also available. Major areas of activity include neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI & PET), cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychopharmacology, biostatistics, neuroanatomy and neuropathology, molecular genetics and gerontology. Fellows participate in clinical or basic research under the preceptorship of senior investigators. The fellowship program also provides formal coursework and training in the use of structured assessment instruments, biostatistics, neuroimaging, and psychiatric epidemiology.

Web Address:

http://iowa-mhcrc.psychiatry.uiowa.edu/mhcrc/

Email:

luann-godlove@uiowa.edu

Contact:

LuAnn Godlove Ford
Assistant to Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, Rm. W278 GH
Iowa City, IA  52242
phone:  319-356-1553
voicemail: 319-353-6601
fax:  319-353-8300

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Interdisciplinary Training in Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Fellowship Description:

The training program is jointly sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The faculty members all have appointments in either of these two departments and have an established record of collaborative interaction. The research interests of the core faculty represent the major sub-disciplines of the neurosciences and biological psychiatry, including molecular and cellular neurobiology, developmental neurobiology, systems neurobiology, behavioral biology, neuroimaging, psychiatric genetics and neuropsychiatry. The primary vehicle for training is supervised research in a laboratory of one of the core faculty members combined with an organized didactic program in relevant aspects of neuroscience and psychiatric research methodology. The training program provides a unique opportunity for M.D.s and Ph.D.s to obtain training at the postdoctoral level in basic neuroscience research oriented toward clinical psychiatry.

Web Address:

 

Email:

caross@jhu.edu

Contact:

Christopher Ross, M.D., Ph.D.
Room 618
Ross Research Building
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-614-0011
410-614-0013 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Fellowship in Brain Imaging

Fellowship Description:

This program is designed to prepare fellows for an academic research career. Fellows will participate in a wide variety of studies using PET, quantitative MRI, and proton phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The fellowship is not clinical and does not satisfy nuclear medicine board requirements.

Web Address:

http://www.med.wayne.edu/psychiatry/

Email:

mtancer@med.wayne.edu

Contact:

Greg Moore, Ph.D. and Manuel E. Tancer, M.D.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
University Health Center - 9B
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48207
313-577-9090
313-577-5900

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Clinician Investigator Program

Fellowship Description:

The Clinician Investigator Program in psychiatry at McMaster University provides comprehensive training in psychiatric research for senior residents, postgraduate students and M.D.s who have completed residency training in psychiatry or neurology. The structure of the program is flexible in order to meet individual needs but generally involves working as a member of a research team, training with a mentor, having a supervisory committee, and completing course work in appropriate areas (neurosciences, research design, biostatistics, etc.). The two major areas of research training at McMaster include epidemiology and the neurosciences. Within each of these, a wide range of training experiences is available with outstanding faculty.

Web Address:

 

Email:

macmilnh@mcmaster.ca

Contact:

Harriet MacMillan, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Director, Offord Centre for Child Studies
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
1200 Main St. W., Patterson Bldg., Chedoke Div.
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, CANADA
905-521-2100 Ext. 77367
905-574-6665 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Research in Psychiatry and Neurosciences

Fellowship Description:

Postdoctoral fellows will work closely with a senior faculty member in one of the following research domains: (1) psychopharmacology related to schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders; (2) basic and clinical psychiatric neurophysiology related to sleep research, biological rhythms, basic research on neurotransmitters, and physiopathology of affective disorders and schizophrenia; (3) behavioral psychiatry, including cognitive and behavioral approaches to anxiety disorders; (4) psychophysiology and neuropsychology of developmental disorders; (5) epidemiological and evaluative research; and (6) forensic psychiatry and biomedical ethics.

Web Address:

 

Email:

prompre@crfs.umontreal.ca

Contact:

Pierre Paul Rompre, Ph.D.
Centre de Recherche Fernand-Seguin
Hopital Louis-H. Lafontaine
7331 Rue Hochelaga
Montreal, Quebec H1N 3V2, CANADA
514-251-4015
514-251-2617 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Fellowship Description:

This NIMH-funded program prepares postdoctoral fellows for research careers in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, with particular emphasis on research approaches to behavioral disorders.    The Program includes participation in research work under faculty preceptorship, supplemented by a curriculum of seminars and workshops. Research projects may involve basic neuroscience, as well as clinical studies of psychiatric and neurologic syndromes.

Facilities are available for human and animal studies in psychopharmacology, behavioral genetics, clinical neurophysiology, brain imaging, neurochemistry, cellular neurophysiology and neuropsychology.  In addition, specialty clinical programs in the addictions, aging, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and other illnesses provide ample opportunity for clinical research and collaboration.

Fellowship stipend

Post-doctoral fellows will receive an annual stipend based on their years of post-doctoral experience and health insurance through UCLA.   Stipends may be supplemented through additional funds within NIH guidelines.

Eligibility

Post-doctoral candidates must have completed a Ph.D. from an accredited institution. Physician candidates must have status at the post-MD level.  

All candidates must be able to formulate a research question, with their own focused, specific, research hypotheses and ideas, and a demonstrated or potential capacity for independent thought and investigation, judged by their past evaluations and records.  Applicants must express a career plan that includes actively pursuing research in the future in an academic setting.  All candidates must be citizens of the United States or have documented permanent resident status. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Applications are accepted throughout the year.  To apply, submit a brief statement of background and interests, a two-page description of potential research project, a CV, and three letters of recommendation.

Web Address:

 

Email:

fellow@brain.ucla.edu

Contact:

Andrew F. Leuchter, M.D.
Director, Psychobiology Research Fellowship Program
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
760 Westwood Plaza, Room 37-426
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 310-825-0207
Fax: 310.825.7642

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Research Training in Behavioral Medicine

Fellowship Description:

The goal of the training program is the development of behavioral medicine researchers capable of independent research in their own specialty and successful collaboration with specialists in other fields. Available research areas include human stress psychophysiology; epidemiological studies of psychological and social factors in disease; psycho-immunology, neurobiology of stress; and behavioral and pharmacological approaches to the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of stress-related medical disorders. Faculty disciplines include psychology (clinical, experimental, social, and biological), neurobiology, pharmacology, immunology, endocrinology, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychiatry, internal medicine, and cardiology.

Web Address:

 

Email:

keefe003@mc.duke.edu

Contact:

Francis J. Keefe, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Box 90399
Durham, NC 27708
919-416-3466
919-416-3458

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry

Fellowship Description:

The purpose of this two or three year fellowship is to train psychiatrists and neurologists in clinical neuropsychiatry. Outstanding candidates may also qualify for additional fellowship training in cellular and molecular neurobiology. We seek candidates who have completed psychiatry or neurology residency training, and have a strong research interest in the biochemical basis of major neuropsychiatric disorders. Under certain circumstances, consideration will also be given to candidates who have successfully completed at least three years of psychiatric residency training and have a strong background in neuropsychiatry.

Web Address:

http://www.med.wayne.edu/psychiatry/

Email:

mbannon@med.wayne.edu

Contact:

Michael J. Bannon, M.D.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
University Health Center - 9B
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48207
313-993-6732
313-577-5900 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Molecular, Cellular and Behavioral Neuroscience Training in Psychiatry

Fellowship Description:

This program is designed to prepare physicians and other scientists for careers in basic and clinical neuroscience relevant to psychiatry. The program benefits from a multidisciplinary approach toward the basic neuroscience of psychiatry and an integration of basic studies with ongoing clinical research into the major psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse.

Web Address:

 

Email:

carol.tamminga@utsouthwestern.edu

Contact:

Carol A. Tamminga, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Chief, Translational Neuroscience Research in Schizophrenia The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX  75390-9127
Office:  214-645-2789
Fax:  214-645-2786

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Biological Sciences Training Program

Fellowship Description:

The primary focus of the Biological Sciences Training Program at Yale is to train postdoctoral fellows in biological and behavioral neurosciences relevant to mental health and health. To attain this goal, the program recruits two groups of postdoctoral trainees: 1) psychiatrists, generally after competing two or three years of clinical residency; and 2) individuals with a Ph.D. degree in a basic science. To help fill a nationally recognized need, the aim of the program is to both increase the number of research psychiatrists with a grounding in basic biological sciences and to develop the interest of basic scientists in clinical problems as well as interdisciplinary aspects of their own basic research. Thus, the overall aim is to promote cross-fertilization between basic researchers and individuals who are experienced clinically. Extensive research collaborations between faculty members of the program further contributes to interdisciplinary training of the trainee. It is expected that trainees coming out of this program will be able to bridge the gap between basic and clinical neuroscience in psychiatry.

Web Address:

 

Email:

ronald.duman@yale.edu

Contact:

Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, CMHC
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06508
203-974-7726
203-974-7724 (fax)

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral Training Program in Neurobehavioral Science

Fellowship Description:

This program for M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s provides training in a broad range of basic research areas within neuroscience related to the cause and treatment of psychiatric diseases. Two key didactic components are a lecture/seminar course in the basic science of neurological and psychiatric diseases, plus an informal workshop in translational neuroscience. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged. Laboratory training is available in a variety of techniques, including in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, molecular biophysics of channels and receptors, molecular genetics, cell biology, brain imaging, behavioral analysis, computational modeling and theoretical neuroscience. Experimental subjects range from sea slugs to rodents to non-human primates and humans. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Women and minorities traditionally under-represented in research are especially encouraged to apply.

Web Address:

http://neuroscience.columbia.edu/postdoctoral.php?ID=2

Email:

ramasam@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu

Contact:

Navieta Ramasami
Administrative Assistant to René Hen
Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
212-543-5239

 

 

Fellowship Title:

MIRECC Advanced Psychiatry Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

A VA Northwest Network Mental Health Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) institutional fellowship program is available for Advanced Psychiatry training in the MIRECC focus areas of posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and behavioral symptoms accompanying dementing disorders. Research opportunities and strengths are in the psychopharmacology, neurobiology, and neurogenetics of PTSD, schizophrenia, addictions, and late life dementing disorders. This fellowship provides two years of intensive research and clinical training for two psychiatry fellows. Candidates are eligible following the PGY4 year of their Psychiatry residency.A VA Northwest Network Mental Health Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) institutional fellowship program is available for Advanced Psychiatry training in the MIRECC focus areas of posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and behavioral symptoms accompanying dementing disorders. Research opportunities and strengths are in the psychopharmacology, neurobiology, and neurogenetics of PTSD, schizophrenia, addictions, and late life dementing disorders. This fellowship provides two years of intensive research and clinical training for two psychiatry fellows. Candidates are eligible following the PGY4 year of their Psychiatry residency.

Web Address:

 

Email:

peskind@u.washington.edu

Contact:

Elaine Peskind, M.D.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way, S-116MIREC
Seattle, WA 98108-1532
Phone (206) 277-3965

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

The Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program in the Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, offers a Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Fellowship. This 1-year research training fellowship trains qualified psychiatrists in principles of neuroimaging as applied to psychiatric conditions. The specific condition or topic of study is broad but should focus on brain functions associated with psychiatric illnesses.  The fellowship trains clinical psychiatrists in the essential methods and intellectual competencies needed to pursue a career in psychiatric neuroimaging research.  For additional information please see website below.

Web Address:

http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/neuro/Psy_Fellowship.aspx

Email:

ronald.l.cowan@vanderbilt.edu

Contact:

Ronald L. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and
Radiology & Radiological Sciences
1601 23rd Avenue South
Suite 3057
Nashville, TN 37212
Office: 615-322-2303
Fax: 615-343-8400



 

Fellowship Title:

MPRC Research Fellowship Program

Fellowship Description:

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, an international leader in schizophrenia research, is accepting applications for a two-year training fellowship. The MPRC is part of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine. The MPRC has a strong record of helping post-doctoral fellows develop successful careers in diverse research areas within the context of schizophrenia. Current research areas include psychopathology, psychopharmacology, behavioral neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, neurochemistry, neuroendocrinology, neuroimaging, post-mortem, psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, drug treatment trials, ethics, and genetics.

The goal of the fellowship is to train psychiatrists, psychologists, and basic scientists to become leading researchers in the area of schizophrenia. The program combines individual mentored basic and clinical research with educational experiences. General educational activities include MPRC's internal course on schizophrenia, journal clubs focused on the latest scientific findings, meetings with invited outside senior researchers, grant writing development, and an external review conducted by a panel of research experts for career development.

Applicants must hold a M.D. with completed residency training in psychiatry, a Ph.D. in psychology neuroscience, basic science relevant to the fellowship goal, or a Pharm D. Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents can apply.

Web Address:

http://www.mprc.umaryland.edu/default.asp

Email:

wcarpent@mprc.umaryland.edu

Contact:

William T. Carpenter Jr., M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology University of Maryland School of Medicine Director
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
PO Box 21247
Baltimore, MD 21228
phone: 410-402-7101
fax: 410-788-3837



Fellowship Title:

The Paul Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience Research

Fellowship Description:

Initial Application Period: September 1 – November 29, 2013
Finalists Notified: December 20, 2013
Funding Notification Date: February 14, 2014
Fellowship Start Date: July 1, 2014

The Paul Janssen Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young physician-investigator (M.D. or Ph.D. degree) to conduct novel translational research in the field of neuroscience as it relates to psychiatric disease and medicine. The Paul Janssen Fellow will be assigned both a basic scientist mentor and a clinical investigator mentor from the faculty at Columbia University to serve as joint mentors. The fellow will take a basic observation made by the basic science mentor and apply it to the study of disease or treatment with the clinical research mentor.

Eligibility: Candidates from the international neuroscience community, holding an MD or PhD degree, and preferably having completed initial fellowship research training, are invited to apply.  Fellows at Columbia University or the New York State Psychiatric Institute/RFMH are encouraged to submit applications.

Funding:The award provides a stipend, commensurate with experience. The stipend provided may require supplemental funding by the mentors.

Length of Fellowship: Up to two years.

 

Preliminary Application Process (Deadline- November 29, 2013 by 5pm): The following should be provided in 11 point font (Arial or Times New Roman) with a minimum of one-inch margins: 1) Face page letter identifying applicant and a brief description of previous training in medical research, previous research interests, current position and future research interests. 2) NIH biographical sketch (Section A Personal Statement –not applicable for this application). 3) Letters of support/reference from at least three current or previous mentors (can be PDFs emailed). 

A COMPLETE PROJECT PROPOSAL IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL NOTIFIED YOU ARE A FINALIST.

Web Address:

http://columbiapsychiatry.org/research/janssen_fellowship

Email:

am3558@columbia.edu

Contact:

Ann Marshak
Administrator,The Paul Janssen Fellowship in Translational Neuroscience Research
Department of Psychiatry / Molecular Imaging & Neuropathology Division
Columbia University

1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 42
New York, NY 10032

tel: (212) 543-6775 / fax: (212) 543-6017
e-mail: am3558@columbia.edu



Fellowship Title:

The Genetics of Complex Disorders (GCD) Training Program

Fellowship Description:

The GCD training program offers an individualized, state-of-the-art education in genetic epidemiology, statistical epidemiology and statistical analysis of psychiatric and other complex diseases.  The program is open to doctoral candidates in related fields such as Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and postdoctoral MDs, PhDs, and DrPHs.  The goal of our training program is to produce well-rounded scientists who have achieved a high level of competence in a broad array of techniques, who understand the value and rewards of collaboration, and who are fluent in the technical vocabularies of colleagues from other disciplines.

Coursework targets phenotype definitions, molecular laboratory issues, statistical analysis, data collection, and the clinical manifestations of diseases associated with genetic mutations.  In addition to required courses, and in consultation with the GCD faculty, students can supplement their education by selecting from a variety of advanced courses and lab rotations. Regularly scheduled seminars provide an opportunity for students to present their work, and to learn from experts in a variety of fields. Students will design, conduct, prepare a manuscript and present the finding of an individual research project in preparation for their future as scientific leaders of this rapidly emerging field. 

Web Address:

 

Email:

statgen@shallot.cpmc.columbia.edu

Contact:

Susan E. Hodge, DSc, Director
Professor, Psychiatry and Biostatistics
Columbia University
NYSPI, Unit 24
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 1-212- 543-5606
Fax: 1-212-568-3534