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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: Research Fellowship Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Angelman Syndrome.

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: Research Fellowship Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Angelman Syndrome.

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics in collaboration with the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of a Research Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on research related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Angelman Syndrome, within the Divisions of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This 1-2 year research fellowship position is within the clinical research labs of Dr. Craig Erickson (https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/e/craig-erickson) and Dr. Lauren Schmitt (http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/research/divisions/p/psychiatry/labs/erickson-wink/default/) whose research focuses on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fragile X Syndrome. The fellow will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary research team including child psychiatrists, licensed clinical psychologists, a research nurse, and research coordinators. As this is a research fellowship, clinical training will be provided in the context of research responsibilities and focus diagnostic testing for autism spectrum disorders and developmental and cognitive assessment for a wide range of functioning levels. Opportunities within research are extensive, including electroencephalography (EEG), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), eye tracking, heart rate monitoring, neurocognitive measures, and parent-report measures both in the context of behavioral interventions and pharmaceutical drug trials as well as phenotyping studies. Fellowship research training will take place in both outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings. For more information, please contact the Lauren Schmitt, Ph.D. at Lauren.Schmitt@cchmc.org.

CCHMC is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a reputation for excellence and innovation in clinical care, teaching, and research. CCHMC was recently ranked fourth of pediatric hospitals by the US News & World Report, and ranks third among pediatric medical centers in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. In addition, this fellowship position is part of a larger network of Psychology Fellowships at CCHMC, which is one of the nation’s largest fellowship training programs in pediatric/child psychology, with associated didactic and professional development training: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/fellowship/beh-med.

CCHMC regards diversity and inclusion as organizational assets that benefit our patients, families, visitors, employees, volunteers, and community. There is a strong commitment to recruit, train, and retain trainees and faculty of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. This commitment is present in the fellowship program, broadly within Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and in the City of Cincinnati.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an APA-approved program, completed an APA-approved internship, and defended their dissertation one-month prior to beginning the fellowship. The earliest start date is July 5, 2022 (later dates available). Stipends will be at the current NIH levels for each year of training.

Please visit our website for fellowship information, including application instructions and dates and times for online information sessions: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/fellowship/beh-med/contact/. For general assistance, applicants may contact the Psychology Fellowship Coordinator Denisse Herrera Delgado, psychology.fellowship@cchmc.org or Co-Directors of CCHMC Psychology Fellowship Training, Meg H. Zeller, Ph.D. (meg.zeller@cchmc.org) and Sara E. Williams, Ph.D. (sara.williams@cchmc.org). The application deadline is Monday, January 3, 2022 and interviews will be held in the month of January.

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