Extensive research opportunities are available, and Fellows will have protected time which can be dedicated to clinical research. There are numerous projects in the areas of cancer and cognition and the effects of cancer therapy on cognition in both CNS and non-CNS patients, as well as the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on patient mood, symptoms, and QOL. Opportunities exist to collaborate with Imaging Physics for Fellows interested in functional MRI. The section also maintains strong collaborations with colleagues in Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neuroradiology, Radiation Oncology, and Psychiatry. Fellows are expected to actively participate in weekly seminars in Neuropsychology, but also have access to campus-wide educational events including brain cutting, Neuro-Oncology tumor board and journal club, and presentations by Neurosurgery, Integrative Medicine, and the Clinical Ethics service, among others. In addition, Fellows may have the opportunity to observe neurosurgical procedures such as awake craniotomies with tumor resection. MD Anderson Fellows are also eligible to attend numerous other didactic events in the Texas Medical Center. We also have a longstanding graduate training program in which the Fellow may gain teaching and supervisory skills.
Applicants must be a graduate of an APA approved clinical psychology program which includes training in neuropsychology, and have been awarded a degree of Ph.D., Psy.D., or equivalent, as per Houston Conference Guidelines. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2011. For additional information, contact the training director:
Jennie L. Rexer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Neuropsychology Fellowship Training Director
Section of Neuropsychology, Dept of Neuro-Oncology
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 431
Houston, TX 77030