The Division of Neurobehavioral Health within the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center (NDSC) at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center of Akron will be recruiting up to two positions in a two-year fellowship program in clinical pediatric neuropsychology. The program has made application to be a new member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and conforms to the INS, Division 40, and Houston Conference guidelines for training in clinical neuropsychology. We currently have 2 faculty neuropsychologists, one who is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP), with the goal of recruiting at least two more board-certified or board-eligible neuropsychologists within the next year. Fellows receive broad clinical training with diverse neurologic, psychiatric, and neurodevelopmental populations of all ages from infancy to young adults, and clinical rotations are flexible.
All fellows participate in a variety of didactic activities including a case conferences, Neuroanatomy review course, and Behavioral Neuroscience seminar, teaching/supervision of interns and graduate students, and contribution to or initiation of research programs under the mentorship of faculty. Research programs (most of them grant supported) are ongoing in the following areas: neurobehavioral disorders, traumatic brain injury, headaches, ADHD treatment, neonatal follow-up, and epilepsy. Rotations in other medical clinics such as Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic, Pediatric Neurology Clinic, EEG Clinic, Neurogenetics Clinic, and Neuroradiology Clinic may also be arranged as individual candidate interests dictate. Trainees interested in applying for the upcoming academic year beginning in July/August 2012 can obtain more information from the contact information below.
Our website is currently under construction. Interviewing of candidates will take place at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) in February, although phone/onsite interviewing is available to select applicants. Please note that our residency program participates in the APPCN match system. The deadline for receipt of all application materials to our program is January 20, 2012. Additional information may be obtained at the APPCN website (http://www.appcn.org/).
All inquiries regarding this information as well as application materials should be addressed to:
Lisa D. Stanford, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
Director, Division of Neurobehavioral Health
Training Director, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, CPB Suite 4500
Akron Children’s Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308