Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology

 
 
 

Fellowship Title:

Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Fellowship Description:

The UCSD Fellowship in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience is a research training program for psychiatrists, psychologists, and basic neuroscientists working in areas relevant to psychiatry. Typically Fellows spend two years in the program, during which they develop a research project under the close supervision of one of the faculty of the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, or another investigator in the La Jolla (UCSD/Salk/Scripps) research community. Descriptions of the research interests of the Department faculty can be found at the URL below. A major goal of the program is the successful completion of a research project resulting in publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In addition to this project, Fellows participate in a wide range of educational experiences related to their field of interest and career development. These training opportunities range from academic areas such as research ethics and statistical methods to practical subjects such as grant writing, giving research presentations, and the peer review of manuscripts. Most graduates of the program have successfully continued in further research training, accepted positions as junior faculty, as emerged outstanding psychiatric researchers. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent (green card) residents. Women and minorities traditionally under-represented in academic medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

Web Address:

psychiatry.ucsd.edu/biologicalPsychiatry.html

Email:

mpaulus@ucsd.edu

Contact:

Program Director: Martin Paulus, MD
Dept. of Psychiatry, 0855
UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093-0855
Phone:  858-822-4232
Fax:  858-822-2742

Program Coordinator:  Sharyn Kilpatrick
Email: 
skilpatrick@ucsd.edu

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Clinical Neuroscience/Psychopharmacology Research Training Program

Fellowship Description:

This fellowship is designed to provide the trainee with a foundation in clinical neuroscience and psychopharmacology in preparation for entrance into a clinical research career. Responsibilities will include the design and submission of clinical research protocols, the assessment of research patients, and the conduct of clinical trials and neurobiological studies. The training experience will include participation in courses, seminars, and specialized rounds. The trainee will be strongly encouraged to develop a research project, under faculty supervision, appropriate for presentation and publication. Trainees with suitable backgrounds will also have the opportunity to become involved with selected preclinical laboratory-based projects.

Web Address:

http://nrtp.yale.edu

Email:

robert.malison@yale.edu

Contact:

Robert T. Malison, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519
203-974-7557
203-974-7662 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Psychobiology

Fellowship Description:

The fellowship will prepare the trainee for research skills in clinical psychiatry. Current projects involve serotonin receptor adaptations occurring during the course of antidepressant drug therapy. The training experience involves studies in clinical psychopharmacology research, nosological classification and subject selection, pharmacodynamics, research designs and logistics, statistical analyses and graphics, literature review, and publication of the results. The fellow will interact with peers in evaluating the literature and developing critical thinking skills in preparation for an investigation and/or academic career.

Web Address:

 

Email:

jeffreyr@mail.mcg.edu

Contact:

Jeffrey L. Rausch, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
1515 Pope Avenue
Augusta, GA 30912
706-721-7793
706-721-7796 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Psychopharmacology

Fellowship Description:

The Psychopharmacology Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (40 miles west of Boston) offers a full-time, one-year PGY-5 fellowship position in Psychopharmacology beginning annually on July 1st. Fellows will participate in clinical research in mood disorders, have a project of their own under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Rothschild, and will also participate in ongoing psychopharmacology research projects in the Department of Psychiatry. Fellows will have protected research time, opportunities to travel, present at meetings, and be trained in psychopharmacologic evaluation, treatment, and consultation in inpatient and outpatient settings. Candidates must have completed an approved residency in Psychiatry. Please send CV and two letters of recommendation. AA/EOE

Web Address:

 

Email:

rothscha@ummhc.org

Contact:

Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D.

Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychiatry , Director, Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment 

Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
361 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 856-1027
(508) 856-4854 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Mental Health Research Training

Fellowship Description:

The goal of this training grant is to provide postdoctoral training to physicians and basic scientists in neurobiology and biological psychiatry with particular emphasis on the biology of mood disorders. The training utilizes modern methods of neurobiology - including genetics, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, signal transduction, neuroendocrinology, neuroimaging - and their relevance to depression and anxiety disorders. The plan is to foster close interactions between physicians and basic scientists in arenas of relevance to understanding brain function and dysfunction.

Web Address:

http://www.med.umich.edu/mhri

Email:

watsons@umich.edu

Contact:

Stanley J. Watson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Mental Health Research Institute
205 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0720
734-763-1450
734-647-4130 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Fellowship in Neuropharmacology

Fellowship Description:

The purpose of this two or three year fellowship is to train psychiatrists and neurologists in clinical neuropharmacology. Outstanding fellows may also qualify for further 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. 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 clinical psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Web Address:

http://psychiatry1.med.wayne.edu

Email:

donald.kuhn@wayne.edu

Contact:

Don Kuhn, Ph.D.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
2125 Scott Hall
540 East Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
313-577-9737
313-577-9397 (fax)

 

 

 

Fellowship Title:

Developmental Neuroscience and Behavior

Fellowship Description:

Five postdoctoral positions are available for Ph.D.s or M.D.s. The program emphasizes the integration of animal model and clinical approaches to the mechanisms underlying disease states. Research training is supplemented with a weekly seminar in which the process of research design is intensively discussed and with medical school colloquia and courses. Training is available in a broad range of disciplines including Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Psychobiology, Neonatology, Psychoendocrinology, and Molecular Biology.

Web Address:

http://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/edu/pf.html

Email:

mmm3@columbia.edu

Contact:

Michael M. Myers, Ph.D.
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive

Unit #40
New York, NY 10032
212-543-5697

 

Fellowship Title:

Schizophrenia/Psychopharmacology Research Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

This fellowship is geared towards developing skills in the field of Schizohrenia research including psychopharmacology and neuroimaging. Current STAR research studies include:

Psycho-pharmacological augmentation trials: These trials focus on the GABAergic glutamatergic and noradrenergic systems and their relation to negative symptoms and cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. These augmentation studies test the possibility of improving negative symptoms and cognitive abilities in patients with schizophrenia by adding specific augmenting agents to preexisting antypsychotic treatment.

Psycho-pharmacological treatment studies: With novel antipsychotic agents, these studies test the ability of new medications to ameliorate psychotic symptoms both positive and negative symptoms as well as cognitive dysfunction in patients with Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorder.

Neuroimaging studies : These studies employ MRI, functional MRI, MR-spectroscopy, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to explore novel treatment strategies and gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.

Web Address:

http://www.mssm.edu/psychiatry/fellowships/schizophrenia.shtml

Email:

eran.chemerinski@mssm.edu

Contact:

Eran Chemerinski, M.D.
James J Peters VAMC/Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10468
718-584-9000 ext. 5169

 

Fellowship Title:

Postdoctoral/Medical Student Training in Biological Psychology

Fellowship Description:

The program educates and trains M.D./Ph.D. fellows in three areas of biological psychology:

1) Psychopharmacology/Substance Abuse,

2) Behavioral Neuroscience/Neuropsychology, and

3) Psychophysiology/Behavioral Medicine-Health Psychology.

A Postdoctoral Advisory Committee will assist postdoctoral M.D./Ph.D. fellows in tailoring a program of specific courses and research training experiences (in the three areas listed above) to fit their particular research interests.

Medical student trainees are introduced to research in the etiology and/or consequences of acute/chronic drug use within the framework of a biological psychology perspective, with specific emphasis on neuropsychological, psychophysiological, and behavioral pharmacological research strategies.

Web Address:

 

Email:

frank-holloway@ouhsc.edu

Contact:

Frank A. Holloway, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
P. O. Box 26901, Research Building, 302 - R
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-3000
405-271-2011
405-271-2356 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Training Program in Neuropsychopharmacology

Fellowship Description:

This multidisciplinary program supported by the NIMH emphasizes the relationship between pharmacology and psychiatry at the "preclinical-clinical" interface. The approaches and expertise of the 32 faculty members are broad and diverse and enable us to provide training at the molecular, cellular, neuroanatomical, animal behavioral and/or clinical level. Laboratory training for physician scientists is especially encouraged. The program has flexibility to fit the particular needs and career plans of the individual trainees. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent (green card) residents. Women and minorities traditionally under-represented in academic medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

Web Address:

http://www.med.upenn.edu/npp_training

Email:

lucki@mail.med.upenn.edu

Contact:

Irwin Lucki, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania

2204 Translational Research Laboratory
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3403

215-573-3305
215-573-2149 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Training

Fellowship Description:

This program provides advanced training in cardiovascular behavioral medicine research to postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows. It is designed to foster proficiency in four areas: (1) research methods and statistics, whereby the skills for conducting and drawing inferences from empirical data are developed; (2) cardiovascular physiology and psychophysiology, whereby an understanding of the cardiovascular functioning in healthy humans is established; (3) cardiovascular diseases, including distributions in human populations and principles of pathophysiology and physiology as related to disorders of the heart and vasculature; and (4) principles of behavior and behavior changes, through which an understanding of such topics as learning and behavior change in individuals is developed.

Web Address:

http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/BehavioralMedicine

Email:

matthewska@upmc.edu

Contact:

Karen A. Matthews, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Pittsburgh
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-246-5950
412-246-5333 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

Biological Psychiatry Research Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

This fellowship provides the fellow with the basic tools necessary for performing research in biological psychiatry with an emphasis on bipolar disorders. Tools include: 1) research designs in psychiatry; 2) project management; 3) database design and management; 4) statistical analysis; 5) critical review of the literature; 6) grant proposal writing; 7) paper writing and presentations; and 8) psychiatric rating scales. Fellows are expected to write an abstract or a poster presentation, and are encouraged to develop a research project, which could be carried out under supervision during the second year. Training is provided through seminars, independent mentored studies, and journal clubs, but the main training tool is the active participation in several on-going research projects, including clinical trials, multicenter studies, imaging studies or neurogenetics studies. Special attention is placed on the proper use of psychiatric research scales, and training is done by rating videotaped interviews under the direct supervision of trained investigators until certification is achieved.

Web Address:

http://psychiatry.uthscsa.edu

Email:

bowdenc@uthscsa.edu

Contact:

Charles L. Bowden, M.D.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Psychiatry/Mail Code 7792
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
210-567-5405
210-567-3759 (fax)

 

Fellowship Title:

NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Training in Psychopharmacology and Outcomes Research

Fellowship Description:

This research training grant trains psychiatrists and psychologists for careers in psychopharmacology and outcomes research. The program consists of three primary components: mentored research, didactic curriculum, basic science and clinical research electives.

Web Address:

http://www.mssm.edu/psychiatry/fellowships/nimh.shtml

Email:

dennis.charney@mssm.edu

Contact:

Dennis Charney, M.D.
Annenberg Building Floor 21 Room 86t
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 659-8287 (phone)
(212) 987-4031 (fax)