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Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships in Clinical Psychiatry and Psychology

Didactic Courses

 

  1. Research Application and Funding
    The aim of the course is to introduce the fellows to various sources of funding and types of grant, and to the art of grant writing particularly focused on the K-award. The course is conducted in the Winter quarter each year. After an organizational session, two sessions are devoted to funding sources and to a detailed presentation on applying for a K-award. These sessions are followed by presentations from each fellow encompassing either a research plan, a report of their ongoing research, or an idea for a grant application such as the K-award. Fellows are encouraged to write a Specific Aims page for their project for discussion in the seminar. At each presentation, the fellows and faculty offer constructive criticism of the plan, or the ongoing research. Hence, the seminar covers research design, issues of participant recruitment, entry characteristics, methodological issues, statistical issues, ethical issues, the presentation of study results and conclusions, all in ways directly relevant to a particular research topic. Fellows also gain skills in the presentation and interpretation of data. In addition, each fellow is exposed to a variety of different research topics and methods, and it is not unusual for collaborations between fellows to emerge from such presentations. 

  2. Responsible Conduct of Research (MED 255)
    This course is offered during the Fall, Winter and Spring and is required for all Fellows. The Responsible Conduct of Research course is designed to engage participants in productive discussions about ethical issues that are commonly encountered during their research careers. This course is required for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and many departments and programs also recommend this course as part of their curricula. A class schedule can be found here.

  3. Methodology of Research in the Behavioral Sciences (PSYC 250)
    Psyc250 focuses on methodological issues in three major psychiatric research themes: clinical psychiatric research, neuroimaging research, and genetic studies taught over three quarters. The Fall Quarter series is designed as an overview of statistical and methodological issues in clinical psychiatric research, with an emphasis on longitudinal data analysis.  The Winter quarter covers basic and advanced methodologies in neuroimaging research focusing specifically on data analysis methods. The Spring quarter addresses both statistical genetics and general statistical modeling in genetics.

Program Leadership

Alan F. Schatzberg
Principal Investigator
Rachel Manber, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator

Program Faculty

Faculty in the training program represent a broad range of research areas and disciplines. A representative list of faculty with expertise in basic and clinical research is below. Applicants may also propose to work with mentors that are not on the list.

Bruce Arnow, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology - Adult)
Victor G. Carrión
John A. Turner Endowed Professor for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Karl Deisseroth
D. H. Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Cheryl Gore-Felton, Ph.D.
Walter E. Nichols, MD Professor in the School of Medicine
Ian Gotlib
David Starr Jordan Professor
James Gross
Ernest R. Hilgard Professor, Professor of Psychology and, by courtesy, of Philosophy
Joachim Hallmayer
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Keith Humphreys
Esther Ting Memorial Professor
Booil Jo
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)
Debra Lee Kaysen
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health & Population Sciences)
Jennifer Keller
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Laura C. Lazzeroni, Ph.D.
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and, by courtesy, of Biomedical Data Science
James Lock
Eric Rothenberg, MD Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Robert Malenka
Nancy Friend Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Rachel Manber, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)
Mark McGovern
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Vinod Menon
Rachael L. and Walter F. Nichols, MD, Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Education and of Neurology
Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD
Craig Reynolds Professor of Sleep Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics and of Neurology
Ruth O'Hara
Director, Spectrum, Senior Associate Dean, Research and Lowell W. and Josephine Q. Berry Professor
Michael Ostacher
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Theo Palmer
Professor of Neurosurgery, Emeritus
Sergiu P. Pasca
Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Bonnie Uytengsu and Family Director of the Stanford Brain Organogenesis Program
Allan L. Reiss
Howard C. Robbins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Radiology
Carolyn Rodriguez
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Alan F. Schatzberg
Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
David Spiegel
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor of Medicine
Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Leanne Williams
Vincent V.C. Woo Professor, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator) and, by courtesy, of Psychology
Nolan Williams
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories & Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator) and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Neuroimaging and Neurointervention)
Shannon Wiltsey Stirman
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)
Jamie Zeitzer
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)

Application Details

Applications closed as of January 4, 2024.

Requirements

M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. applicants must have completed an approved residency program. M.D. and M.D./PhD applicants should have completed clinical training in psychiatry, behavioral neurology, or behavioral pediatrics. In specific circumstances, clinical training credit for the PGY-4 year may be arranged.

Ph.D. applicants must have completed:

  1. an APA- or CPA-accredited graduate program
  2. an APA- or CPA-accredited internship
  3. all requirements for their Ph.D. prior to beginning their appointment.
  4. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

To Apply

Before applying, candidates must contact a program faculty or other faculty listed on the departmental website to discuss potential mentorship in their area of interest.

You will be asked to provide information and upload 2 PDF files:

  1. A cover letter specifying a clearly identified area of interest and indicating a specific mentor(s). Please also include in the cover letter the names of the three individuals you have asked to provide letters of recommendations
  2. Curriculum Vitae

After you complete the application, the three individuals you listed as references will receive an automated e-mailed with instructions for uploading the letters of recommendation (as PDF files). It is suggested that one letter be from your proposed mentor at Stanford.