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Research Training in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders

T32 MH18268
This longstanding program, in its fourth decade, is co-directed by Michael J. Crowley, PhD and Michael H. Bloch, MD, MS. The program seeks to support the development of the next generation of translational researchers, who are committed to discovering disease-related genes, key environmental factors, biomarkers, and to developing novel treatments and preventive mental health interventions.

We train scientists from both basic and the clinical sciences for independent careers as field leading investigators. A major focus of the training is to promote dialogue across disciplines and emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary teams.

During the fellowship, mentees train under internationally recognized principal investigators. It includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research. A central characteristic of the Program is its diversity and openness to all kinds of mental health-relevant (we encourage applications from PhD or MD candidates from any area of specialty with relevance to Developmental Science and/or Developmental Psychopathology, see below).

Participating faculty are leading experts in typical development, psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, genetics, and public health. We draw mentors from multiple departments at Yale including neurobiology, psychology, genetics, pediatrics, neurology, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and the uniquely multidisciplinary Child Study Center.

T32 Trainees are typically funded for two years and are required to commit at least 90% of their time to research. New appointments usually begin July 1 of each year, and applications are due December 1 of the year prior. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a permanent U.S. Resident Visa (“Green Card”) and must have their PhD or MD by July 1 for the start year to be considered for this training program. Yale University is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans.

We welcome applications from PhD and MD level:

  • developmental psychologist
  • geneticist
  • neurobiologist
  • neuroscientist
  • clinical psychologist
  • developmental/behavioral pediatrician
  • child psychiatrist
  • pediatric neurologist
  • neonatologist
  • other developmental scientists

To apply, please send the following application materials by e-mail by December 1, and be sure your CV has a phone and email contacts.

  1. Statement of research interests (1-2 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two writing samples (preferably reprints)
  4. Two confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to Michael Crowley.