APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2014
A combined effort of the Departments of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus along with Departments of Psychology at Denver University, University of Colorado Boulder, and Colorado State University offers postdoctoral research training for MDs and PhDs for research careers in developmental psychobiology, with special emphasis on the development of maladaptive behavior. This multidisciplinary, multi-institutional translational program has a long history of involvement in developmental research. The Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (DPRG) includes 19 researchers with a productive career involvement as independent investigators of developmental research techniques, some of which are technologically unique. Subject populations have ranged from humans through murine and zebrafish models to neuronal and glial cell cultures. Members of this group serve as the faculty for this research training program (funded by NIMH T32 MH015442). Because of its setting, problems with clinical relevance are continually in the forefront.
PROGRAM TOPICS & FACULTY:
Vulnerable infants and/or children: Prenatal/early origins of health and development (Elysia Poggi Davis, PhD); Brain imaging in eating disorders and in impulsive aggression in youth (Guido Frank, MD); The development of depression in children and adolescents (Ben Hankin, PhD); Psychoneuroendocrinology/immunology of behavioral development (Mark Laudenslager, PhD); Special problems of American Indian adolescents (Douglas Novins, MD – not accepting applicants for 2015); Randomized controlled efficacy trial of a preventive intervention for maltreated youth in out-of-home care (Heather Taussig, PhD); Stress, sleep, and behavior in preschool children (Sarah Watamura, PhD); Genetic influences on behavior: cellular mechanisms by which early life seizures (ELS) subvert the processes of normal neuronal development (Tim Benke, MD, PhD); Ben Hankin (see above); Clinical epidemiology and behavior genetics of conduct disorder (Christian Hopfer, MD); Molecular and cellular mechanisms of genetic susceptibility to severe psychiatric disorders (Amanda Law, PhD); Animal models of Downs syndrome and Autism (Ken Maclean, PhD); Developmental aspects of psychosis: Understanding brain development in both developmental disorders and psychotic illnesses (Don Rojas, PhD); Perinatal and school¬ age precursors to schizophrenia (Randy Ross, MD); the development of neuropathology in schizophrenia, using fMRI (Jason Tregellas, PhD); Other: Cognitive neuroscience and human neuropsychology (Marie Banich, PhD); Brain imaging in neurodevelopmental disorders (Don Rojas, Ph.D.): Development of core symptoms of autism; comorbidity; effectiveness of psychosocial interventions (Susan Hepburn, PhD); Integrated treatment of adolescent substance abuse disorders and comorbidity (Paula Riggs, MD); Better understanding the biological basis of adolescent substance and conduct problems (Joseph Sakai, MD); and the role of glial cells in establishing and maintaining functional neural circuits (Bruce Appel, PhD). Senior Advisory Group: Robert Emde, MD, Marshall Haith, PhD, Sherry Leonard, PhD, Martin Reite, MD, Karen Stevens, PhD, and Marianne Wamboldt, MD
Please visit www.dprgpostdoc.org for summaries of the training faculty’s research and application requirements. APPLICANTS MUST BE US CITIZENS OR HOLD GREEN CARD. Individuals with a doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Physicians, including Child Psychiatrists, and individuals from groups underrepresented among scientific researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Potential applicants should first contact the proposed mentor to ensure availability for sponsorship. Contact information is included in the faculty descriptions. For general information, email ude.revnedcu|srednaS-ocerG.adniL#ude.revnedcu|srednaS-ocerG.adniL
Levels of support will be consistent with stipends supplied by and subject to change by NIH. (years of relevant postdoctoral experience, level 0 when degree granted).