T32 Fellowship – University of Rochester Medical Center

There is an opening in the postdoctoral research fellowship with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The UR/CSPS postdoctoral training program is supported by an institutional National Research Service Award training grant from NIMH (Kim Van Orden, PhD, Yeates Conwell, MD & Todd Bishop, PhD, Directors). It provides two years of stipend support and related benefits for early career investigators. Each fellow works closely with a mentoring team, takes courses and participates in a diverse array of CSPS research and training activities. A strength of the UR/CSPS fellowship is the provision of intensive mentorship in grant writing, study design, and data analysis from UR/CSPS core faculty dedicated to suicide prevention. The program is focused on suicide prevention, but we conceptualize suicide prevention very broadly, including addressing risk factors such as substance use, loneliness and social isolation, and chronic pain.

The post-doctoral fellow will have opportunities to work on a range of VA and NIH-funded projects including clinical trials focused on reducing loneliness among individuals with substance use disorders and increasing treatment seeking among individuals receiving prescription opioids. There is also a large HRSA-funded large multi-project study involving research in rural areas on adolescent vaping, substance use disorder stigma reduction, adolescent mental health programming, access to methadone, and opioid prescribing in primary care, surgery, and dental settings. There are opportunities for secondary analyses of clinical trial and large administrative data, as well as opportunities for original data collection.

Learn more about the fellowship and the CSPS and apply here.