UR-CSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Suicide Prevention Research

October 17, 2017 4:15pm

The UR/CSPS is pleased to announce the availability of positions for postdoctoral training in suicide prevention research. Now in its 17th year, the UR/CSPS postdoctoral training program is supported by an institutional National Research Service Award training grant from NIMH (Yeates Conwell, MD, Program Director; Kim Van Orden, PhD, Associate Director). It provides up to three years of stipend support and related benefits for early career investigators committed to careers in suicide prevention research. Each fellow works closely with a primary mentor, 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 a core of faculty dedicated to suicide prevention. 

Mentors and consultants are available from a wide range of experts both at UR and affiliated faculty of the UR/CSPS CDC-funded Injury Control Research Center on Suicide (ICRC-S; http://suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/who-we-are ) and the VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention (http://www.mirecc.va.gov/suicideprevention/). 

The emphasis of UR/CSPS research is on the development and testing of interventions across the full spectrum of approaches to suicide prevention – universal, selective, and indicated – and in a variety of vulnerable groups including Veterans, adolescents and older adults, victims of violence, and individuals faced with economic, legal, and housing difficulties.  Faculty and fellows are currently engaged in projects that target populations across the life course.

Training Faculty:

Beau Abar, PhD

Peter Britton, PhD

Eric D. Caine, MD

Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD

Steve Barnett, MD

Ben Chapman, PhD

Kenneth R. Conner, PsyD, MPH

Yeates Conwell, MD

Wendi F. Cross, PhD

Paul Duberstein, PhD

Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH

Cassie Glenn, PhD

Elizabeth Handley, PhD

Kathi Heffner, PhD

Orna Intrator, PhD 

Kerry Knox, PhD

Megan Lytle, PhD

Ekaterina Noyes, PhD, MPH

Wilfred R. Pigeon, PhD

Tony Pisani, PhD

Vincent Silenzio, MD, MPH

Marc Swogger, PhD

Sherrie Toth, PhD

Kim Van Orden, PhD

Ann Marie White, EdD

Peter Wyman, PhD


Application Date: Rolling, but preferred deadline is January, 2018

Start Date: Flexible, July 1 – October 1, 2018

Salary and Benefits: Stipends are as specified by NIH guidelines: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html. Fellows are eligible for health and life insurance benefits through the University of Rochester and a travel stipend is provided.

Requirements: Because the training program is supported by a grant from NIMH, to be eligible one must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Trainees with    backgrounds in psychiatry or other relevant medical specialties, nursing, psychology, social work, or public health are best suited to this opportunity.

To apply: Applications require submission of a c.v., statement of career goals and interests, academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by individuals familiar with the candidate’s academic performance.

Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please address inquiries and applications to:

Yeates Conwell, MD
Program Director
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Road
Rochester, NY  14642
Phone:  585-275-6739
Fax:  585-273-1066
E-mail: Yeates_Conwell@URMC.Rochester.edu

Kimberly Van Orden, PhD
Program Assoc Director
University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Road
Rochester, NY  14642
Phone:  585-275-5176
E-mail: Kimberly_vanorden@urmc.rochester.edu