|Education/Training:||Fellowships:||Related Fellowships:||Interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS Postdoctoral Fellowship|
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Nature of Training
The aim of this interdisciplinary training program in HIV (HIV-1 infection and AIDS) is to provide state of the art research training for pre and postdoctoral fellows (MD, MD/Ph.D., DO, or Ph.D.). The program is designed to develop independent researchers in medical and basic science disciplines which address neuro- and psycho-biology of HIV infection. Trainees will be provided with 1) a comprehensive introduction to a wide variety disciplines, ranging from epidemiology of HIV infection, through psychosocial factors affecting disease progression, to neurobiology of HIV and consequent immune responses; and 2) an in-depth basic and/or clinical research experience in one focused aspect of HIV. Trainees will spend approximately 90% of their time in research, while broadening and deepening their knowledge by participating in a core seminar and taking selected classes. Each trainee will be required to produce a 3 to 5 page grant application during the first year of the program and a first-authored paper during the second year of the program. Each trainee's curriculum is individually designed to meet their needs and the hands-on research experience is tailored to provide experiences needed to develop independent researchers.
This program supports 2 pre-doctoral and 3 post-doctoral fellowships for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The fellowship program is two years in length.
These fellowships are funded at National Institutes of Health stipend levels. Included with the fellowship stipend is some support for research, travel, and health insurance.
All correspondence related to the postdoctoral fellowships should be sent to:
Thomas F. Newton, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, Cousins Center for PNI, Neuropsychiatric Institute