Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

NIMH Research Training Program
in Interdisciplinary Developmental Neuroscience

Program Director: Allan L. Reiss, M.D.
Program Co-Director: Joachim Hallmayer, M.D.

Program Description

Positions are available for two - three years of training in clinical or basic research for M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s. This program is particularly intended for beginning researchers who seek to improve or expand their ability to conduct interdisciplinary investigation in brain and behavioral sciences. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in research projects of their mentors and/or will develop their own research projects. Proposed projects should clearly state the nature of the cross-disciplinary work. Weekly seminars and formal training in research methods and ethics are an integral part of the program. Candidates entering their PGY IV year of residency, or postdoctoral candidates are eligible. Requirements for psychologists include completion of doctoral program. Completion of APA approved predoctoral internship is preferred for clinical research positions.


Potential mentors in pediatric/developmental brain and behavioral sciences include

The candidate also can select another mentor from the full-time Stanford University faculty.

Application Process (Click here for application process)

Applicants should send a clear statement of their research interests and goals, the completed post doctoral application (which can be found at the link above), a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. All applicants are also encouraged to provide a brief research plan (no more than three pages). For applicants without specific mentors, the program will try to match applicants to faculty. Application deadline: ongoing. Please send inquiries and application materials to:

Ms. Reiko Riley
Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 401 Quarry Road, Room 1356
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5795
Phone (650) 498-4538; Fax (650) 724-4761; Email:



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