Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA - 1 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Developmental Pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) announces the availability of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Developmental Pediatrics. CCHMC is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a reputation for excellence and innovation in clinical care, teaching, and research. The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, including the Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, are offering fellowships in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. Our apprenticeship model focuses on active mentoring, career development, professional role identity, and development of skills in clinical research and care that ensures success as a scientist-practitioner.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) fellowships focus on infants, children, and adolescents (and their families) who present with a variety of neurodevelopmental disabilities and chronic handicapping conditions. Conditions include Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Discipline and Behavioral Problems, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Early Childhood Trauma, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Spina Bifida. The Kelly O’Leary Center (TKOC) for Autism Spectrum Disorders fellowship includes clinical and research experience in behavioral assessment, and intensive evidence-based treatment services for preschoolers with autism and related disorders and with school-aged children with autism and severe challenging behavior. During their first post-doctoral year, TKOC fellows spend three half-days per week in the LEND Program (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities). With the exception of the TKOC fellowship (which is one year with the option to extend to a second year), all fellowships are for 2 years and the time split between research and clinical care is dependent on the fellow’s career interests and goals. Applicants must have a doctoral degree from an APA approved program, completed an APA approved internship, and defended their dissertation prior to beginning the fellowship.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until January 15, 2012. Application materials can be accessed by contacting For more information on specific fellowships please contact the either Patricia Eiler-Sims (DDBP; or Rena Sorenson (TKOC: The faculty contact concerning the LEND Program is You can also visit our website at and the LEND Program website at for more extensive information. Patricia B. Eiler-Sims, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics