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Geriatric Psychiatry

This is a two-year program for post-residency psychiatrists and PhD's in the behavioral and neurosciences. The goal of this training program is to develop outstanding researchers in late-life mood disorders who can communicate and function effectively at the interface of clinical and basic neuroscience and/or geriatric mental health services research. The program is grounded in the Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Late-Life Mood Disorders but also draws upon the resources of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in order to enhance the access of fellows to basic biological and neuroscience laboratories. Fundamental training components include structured rotations, apprenticeship with a mentor, course work, development of core skills and knowledge through participation in a weekly seminar on research survival skills, exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary research, and development of mentoring experience through role modeling to medical students. Six postdoctoral stipends, four summer stipends for medical students, and one year-long stipend for a medical student interested in taking a research leave are available each year.

Contact:Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD (412) 246-5464