Training opportunities concern elucidation of psychosocial and behavioral factors leading to cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Topics include: childhood origins of cardiovascular risk; personality, stress, and social processes; role of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender and sleep; biological mechanisms underlying disease risk; genetic influences; and psychosocial interventions. Program is a mentor-based model with formal didactic work in areas relevant to research focus, e.g., statistics, neuroimaging, cardiovascular and psychophysiological assessment, and cardiovascular disease, as well as practical training in grantsmanship, research ethics, and career development.
Training faculty include: Karen Matthews (Director), Matthew Muldoon (Co-Director), Emma Barinas-Mitchell, Cynthia Conklin, Esa Davis, Kirk Erickson, Daniel Forman, Peter Gianaros, Martica Hall, John Jakicic, J. Richard Jennings, Thomas Kamarck, Jordan Karp, Michele Levine, Stephen Manuck, Anna Marsland, Kathleen McTigue, Kenneth Perkins, Bruce Rollman, Rebecca Thurston, Elizabeth Venditti, and Aidan Wright. More information on the program and faculty can be found at http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/behavioralmedicine. Applicant must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status in accordance with NIH regulations for an NRSA fellowship award.
Please include statement of research interests and proposed goals for the fellowship; curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation. Send applications to Dr. Karen Matthews, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO