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Our division is home to an Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program that brings together a cadre of fellows who lend their disciplinary perspective to the intensive shared fellowship experience. Several funding sources support the program and also provide a range of fellowship focus options. 

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Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child & Adolescent Primary Care

Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child & Adolescent Primary Care

We are currently accepting applications.

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The overall purpose of our interdisciplinary research training program in child and adolescent primary care is to equip health care professionals with the capacity to conduct primary care research that advances evidence-based practices and policies for creating health equity and improving life trajectory for young people.

This fellowship prepares scholars committed to a career in primary care research with skills for conducting determinant, intervention, and health services research focused on current and emerging health and health care issues of children and adolescents. The interdisciplinary training program brings together trainees and faculty from diverse disciplines including Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Psychology, Nutrition, Social Work, and Education.

Curriculum: The fellowship is two to three years, with a curriculum that integrates educational offerings through the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing with weekly seminars based within the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health. The curriculum incorporates general pediatrics knowledge areas, research, advocacy, academic leadership skills, and development of a focal area of expertise. Trainees without an MPH or similar degree have the option of completing MPH degrees, choosing from several areas of concentration, including Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Community Health Education, and Public Health Administration and Policy.

Trainees work with identified mentors on primary care research projects in areas of their interest. Areas of expertise developed by past trainees include identification and management of psychosocial problems in primary care, reducing health disparities among vulnerable youth and under-resourced populations, prevention of adolescent risk behaviors, including violence involvement, bullying, substance abuse, and unsafe sexual activity, overweight prevention and management, primary care for children with special health care needs, health care for incarcerated youth, and foster care health.

The Primary Care Fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics is grounded in Divisions with an extensive research and publication record as well as over 35 years of experience in post-graduate fellowship training.

If you would like more information about the fellowship or are interested in applying, please contact the Fellowship Director:

Iris Borowsky, MD, PhD
Professor and Director
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware Street SE, Suite 353
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959
Phone: (612) 626-2398 
Fax: (612) 626-2134
Email: borow004@umn.edu  

Program Coordinator
Hannah Gaustad-Randolph
gaust013@umn.edu
Phone: (612) 625-2272
Fax: (612) 626-2134
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, #353
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959

 

Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center Program Fellowship

Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center Program Fellowship

For more information please contact:

Michael Resnick, PhD, Director
Phone: (612) 624-9111
E-mail: resni001@umn.edu  

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship

Program Director
Andrew J. Barnes, MD, MPH
drbarnes@umn.edu

Program Coordinator
Hannah Gaustad-Randolph
gaust013@umn.edu
Phone: (612) 625-2272
Fax: (612) 626-2134
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
717 Delaware Street SE, #353
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959

Fellowship Quick Facts

Accredited/Nonaccredited: Accredited by ACGME

# of fellow slots each year: 1

Typical academic year start date: September 1st

Funding: Affilate site funding; Divisional support; Departmental support; Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Strengths of program:

  • Longevity and innovation — One of the longest-running DBP fellowship programs in the US
  • Comprehensive — Practical — Deep and Broad
  • Strong community integration
  • Outstanding interprofessional leadership, research, and career development opportunities with LEND and LEAH programs

General Schedule:

  • Clinical vs. Research – DBP clinics and consults 40%; Elective clinics 10%; Research 40%; Didactics 10%
  • Call responsibilities - None

Types of research fellows could pursue: Ongoing, active areas of research include:

  • Risk and protective factors as they relate to child and adolescent development and behavior
  • Translational research on stress, resilience, and self-regulation in children
  • Clinical research on pediatric behavioral disorders, autism spectrum, and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Community-based research among children and youth who have experienced severe adversity
  • Lab opportunities include developmental studies that incorporate fMRI, ERP, executive function, attachment and parent-child interactions, body composition and nutritional status, and/or biomarkers of HPA activity, immune-inflammatory response, electrophysiology, and gene-environment interactions
  • Educational and Curricular research in DBP, primary care, and child social-emotional health
  • Policy and advocacy work with ASD, neurodevelopmental disabilities, early childhood, bullying, etc.

Career Path:

Where do your fellows go after fellowship?  Academic DBP 60%; Private/group clinical DBP practice 40%

Do you know of fellowship programs in your specialty that address Med-Peds graduates? Our fellowship program accepts Med-Peds graduates, and we have active clinical, teaching, and research programs that would be of special interest to Med-Peds graduates, e.g. transition to adulthood for youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions.

Dual Degree:

Does your program fund a Master’s Program? Funding in whole or in part for degree-seeking coursework can be arranged on a case-by-case basis (possibilities include public health, child psychology, social work, bioethics, health informatics, prevention science)

Please Note:

  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program by the fellowship start date. 
  • We accept only applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders), or those who have a J-1 Visa.

Additional Information: Please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Hannah Gaustad-Randolph, gaust013@umn.edu. We are happy to furnish names and contact info  of our faculty, former or current fellows, or community members for you to discuss the any aspect of the program further.

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Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Programs (LEAH)

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Programs (LEAH)

We are currently accepting applications.

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The MCHB Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Programs are unique. They provide interdisciplinary leadership training, faculty development, continuing education, scholarship, technical assistance and collaboration with MCH programs, Title V Programs in state departments of public health, State Adolescent Health Coordinators, policymakers and professional organizations concerned with the health of adolescents. Leadership training produces the manpower for the next generation of leaders who will influence and train clinicians, public policy and public health experts, investigators and educators. All of these individuals will move the field forward by improving clinical services, program development and research/evaluation. 

The seven currently funded programs have a long history of commitment to training in adolescent health. Two of the existing programs (Cincinnati and University of California, San Francisco) were among the first cohort of interdisciplinary programs funded in 1977. One Program (Minnesota) was initially funded in 1978. Children's Hospital at Harvard (one of the first physician-only programs funded by MCHB in the 1960's) and Indiana were initially funded in 1992. Based on their demonstrated excellence in leadership training, Baylor and Rochester joined the cohort of currently funded programs in 1997.

For more information please contact:

Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware Street SE, #353
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959
Fax: (612) 626-2134
Email: gaust013@umn.edu