Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Cardiovascular Health
The University of Pittsburgh announces the renewal of our research training program in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine for both postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows. The program is funded through at least 2018 by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
Training opportunities concern elucidation of psychosocial and behavioral factors leading to cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Topics include: personality, stress, and social processes; role of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender and sleep; biological mechanisms underlying disease risk; genetic influences; and psychosocial interventions for health behaviors. Program is a mentor-based model with formal didactic work in areas relevant to research focus, e.g., statistics, neuroimaging, cardiovascular and psychophysiological assessment, and cardiovascular disease.
Faculty who work collaboratively with fellows include: Karen Matthews (Director), Matthew Muldoon (Co-Director), Cynthia Conklin, Peter Gianaros, Martica Hall, John Jakicic, J. Richard Jennings, Thomas Kamarck, Michele Levine, Stephen Manuck, Marsha Marcus, Anna Marsland, Kenneth Perkins, Steve Reis, Bruce Rollman, and Rebecca Thurston.
More information on the program and faculty can be found at http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/behavioralmedicine/.
Include statement of research interests and proposed goals for the fellowship; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation. Send applications to Dr. Karen Matthews, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Email questions to ude.cmpu|bmydnab#ude.cmpu|bmydnab.
Applicant must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status in accordance with NIH regulations for an NRSA fellowship award. An Equal Opportunity Employer.