Clinical Research Training

Fellowship Title:

The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Fellowship Description:

The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year fellowship for physicians interested in clinical research and healthcare leadership. The fellowship provides rigorous training in clinical and health services research, health policy, and community-based health research. Nearly 1100 physician leaders have been trained in the 40 year history of this program. Under the guidance of mentors, Scholars will conduct two or more independent clinical research projects during the fellowship. The fellowship is offered at four sites: the University of California, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. Physicians typically apply 18 months before completion of their residency training as the start date for the physicians applying in February of 2011 will be July of 2012.

Application deadline: February 28, 2011. 

For more detailed information and to obtain an application, please visit the Program website at
http://rwjcsp.unc.edu/.

Web Address:

http://rwjcsp.unc.edu/

Email:

rwjcsp_admin@med.unc.edu

Contact:

Kristin Siebenaler, MPA
Deputy Director
The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
333 MacNider Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7105

Office: 919.843.1351
Fax: 919.843.2666




Fellowship Title:

PGY-4 (and above) Residency and Fellowship Training Programs

Fellowship Description:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of Intramural Research (DIRP) offers an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved residency program for the fourth year of post graduate psychiatric training (PGY4).  This program offers research training in the area of biological psychiatry and is conceptualized as an elective fourth year of residency.  Successful candidates have completed all required general psychiatry residency rotations and satisfied all core competencies.  Residents who transfer to the NIMH usually continue as a clinical fellow for two additional years of research training.  The NIMH DIRP also offers a post-residency Clinical Research Fellowship Program (or Print Friendly PDF).

Overview
The NIMH DIRP offers extensive training opportunities in clinical and translational research in psychiatry and neuroscience.  The core training program is mentorship-driven and focuses on the acquisition and refinement of research skills including the evaluation and clinical care of research subjects, development of research protocols, performance of clinical and/or laboratory research, and preparation and presentation of study results.  Clinical Research Fellows join specialty research groups that study the mechanisms or treatments of major psychiatric illnesses.  Emphasis in these programs is on psychopharmacology, behavioral endocrinology, psychosomatic medicine, child psychiatry, brain imaging, molecular biology, and neurogenetics.  Successful candidates have a strong background in research and a commitment to an academic career path. 

Clinical and research training are integrated during the three-year clinical fellowship program.  Fellows assume responsibility for the evaluation and clinical care of inpatient and/or outpatient research subjects in addition to providing on-call psychiatric consultations to NIH Clinical Center patients.  Research design, methodology, statistical analysis, and data presentation skills are developed through interaction with mentors, didactic sessions, and practical experiences.  Trainees are exposed to specialized coursework including the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Neurobiology of Mental Health, Grant-Writing and Clinical Research Bioethics.  For trainees with primarily laboratory interests, basic research training opportunities are also available.

Web Address:

http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme/programs/psychiatry.html

Email:

chungj@mail.nih.gov

Contact:

Joyce Chung, M.D.
Training Director
National Institute of Mental Health
NIH/HHS
10 Center Drive, 6-5340 MSC 1276
Bethesda, MD 20892-1276
(301) 496-9675 (office)
(301) 402-2588 (fax)




Fellowship Title:

Training for Transformative Discovery in Psychiatry

Fellowship Description:

The intent of this two-year fellowship is to provide rigorous training in the knowledge and skills necessary to become an independent investigator conducting translational neuroscience studies of mental health. The program is designed for post-residency psychiatrists, postdoctoral psychologists, and postdoctoral neuroscientists. The bulk of the fellow's time is spent working in the mentor's laboratory in collaborative and individually designed projects. This experience is augmented by attending seminars in translational neuroscience design and models.

Web Address:

 http://www.wpic.pitt.edu

Email:

sweetra@upmc.edu

Contact:

Robert A Sweet, MD
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-383-8548
412-624-9910 (fax)




Fellowship Title:

Clinical Neurosciences and Biological Psychiatry

Fellowship Description:

Two to three year research fellowship program for psychiatrists interested in an academic career in clinical research. Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and designed to provide advanced research training in the clinical neurosciences and biological psychiatry. Research fellows train with faculty at the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, participate in ongoing research projects, and design and implement their own studies. Clinical research specialization is possible in: Geriatric neuropsychiatry, Neuroimaging (MRI/MRS) of schizophrenia and major affective disorders; Cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia; Biology of post-traumatic stress disorder; Psychoneuroimmunology of chronic disease.

Web Address:

 

Email:

rita.emelia@med.va.gov

Contact:

Rita Emelia-McLinn
VAMC 116A
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415-750-2126
Fax: 415-750-6921




Fellowship Title:

Research Fellowship in Psychiatry for Physicians

Fellowship Description:

We offer a unique 2-year full-time research fellowship beginning July 1, 2011. This fellowship is intended for physicians (M.D. or equivalent) who have recently completed psychiatry residency training and are committed to an academic career. Training is offered in basic, clinical, and translational research programs, under the close supervision of senior investigators. To apply, submit a 1 – 2 page statement of research interests, experiences and career goals, a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by email or U.S. mail.

Web Address:

 Research Fellowship in Psychiatry for Physicians

Email:

sally.ozonoff@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Contact:

Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.
Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research
UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Room 2343
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817



 

 

 

Fellowship Title:

James J Peters VA/Mount Sinai Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center Clinical and Research Fellowship

Fellowship Description:

The Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) of the New York/New Jersey Veterans Healthcare Network is recruiting physicians for a 2-year fellowship program at the JJ Peters VA Medical Center and its academic affiliate, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to train physicians to become leading clinical recovery- oriented physician-scientists with a focus on serious mental illness in veterans.  MIRECC researchers investigate the domains of reality testing, cognitive function and aggression/impulse regulation in the categorical serious mental illness diagnoses of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.

This interdisciplinary program aims to train physicians to become outstanding clinical researchers in high priority areas of mental health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery. Training in professional skills includes manuscript preparation, grant writing, project management, and the responsible conduct of research.

Fellowship sites are linked electronically for didactic, academic, and research efforts. Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient-oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care. In collaboration with their mentors, Fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery.

Applicants must have completed ACGME-accredited residency training in psychiatry, be board eligible or board certified, and have an active, unrestricted U.S. license to practice. International medical graduates must also have a current visa and an ECFMG certificate that is valid indefinitely. Applicants on a J-1 visa must have current ECFMG sponsorship as well.  Stipends are set by the VA based on previously completed ACGME accredited residency and fellowship training.

Fellows will have a primary appointment at the JJ Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and will also receive an appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.

Web Address:

http://www.mirecc.va.gov/mirecc-fellowship.asp

Email:

william.byne@mssm.edu

Contact:

William Byne, M.D., Ph.D.

JJ Peters VAMC

130 West Kingsbridge Road

Bronx, NY 10467

Phone: (718) 584-9000, ext 6041