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Post Doctoral Fellow: IMPACT (Innovative Methods in Pathogenesis and Child Treatment) Program

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The NIMH-funded IMPACT (Innovative Methods in Pathogenesis and Child Treatment) postdoctoral training program at Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) within the Department of Psychiatry and The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking creative and energetic post-doctoral (MD or PhD) fellows in mental-health related disciplines.

The IMPACT two-year, NIMH funded training program matches creative and energetic post-doctoral (MD, PhD, DO, or MD, PhD) fellows in mental health-related disciplines with faculty members who provide mentorship across an array of approaches and methods, including fMRI, genetics, statistical modelling, treatment evaluation, and implementation science. In addition, we provide resources for travel, coursework, and pilot research.

The program, which has been funded continuously since 1990, aims to develop clinical scientists who can formulate original and significant research in areas such as:

•Mechanisms of pathogenesis, persistence and treatment response.

•Translation of basic research findings into clinical interventions.

•Identification of individual differences in treatment response that leads to personalization and optimization of treatment.

•Implementation of effective interventions in community settings.

•Strategies for the dissemination of effective treatments; and

•Consumer, provider, and contextual determinants of intervention acceptability, effectiveness, and uptake.

Fellows at Western Psychiatric Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have an opportunity to work with respected, multi-disciplinary faculty in one of the strongest child and adolescent psychiatry clinical and research program in the United States. Representative ongoing faculty mentor funded projects include:

1.Assessment and Management of Depressed and Suicidal Youth in Pediatric Primary Care (ETUDES).

2.Prediction of Suicidality among Youth Presenting to a Psychiatric Emergency Department (EASY).

3.Early Intervention for Youth At-Risk for Bipolar Disorder (KEY).

4.Longitudinal Phenotyping of Bipolar Disorder (BD-LONG).

5.Inflammation and Stress Response in Familial and Nonfamilial Youth Suicidal Behavior (Fampath Study).

6.Anhedonia Development, Emotions, Phenotyping, and Treatment (ADEPT) Study.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Pittsburgh (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Operations Research
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 4/13/2022
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