Additional Training Programs

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Programs

Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (PRC)

Minnesota's Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center (HYD-PRC) is one of the premier sites in the country for adolescent health research.  Researchers are learning about the best methods for providing teens with the necessary skills and opportunities to live healthy and meaningful lives.  The Center is also learning how to reduce health disparities that exist among Minnesota's young people.  At a North Minneapolis public school, the Center partners with county and youth center workers to provide school-based service learning.  The Minneapolis Public Schools' Lead Peace Program combines three curricula creating a wealth of ready-to-use resources for service learning facilitators at the school.  The HYD-PRC is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Prevention Research Centers Program, which supports research centers at 33 universities across the country to combat chronic disease by creating and testing interventions.

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

The MCHB Leadership Education in Adolescent Health 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.

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

The University of Minnesota LEND Program is an interdisciplinary leadership training program spanning 11 disciplines across the University of Minnesota and is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. LEND trainees are graduate and postgraduate students selected for their outstanding skills and commitment to improving the quality of life for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. The MN LEND’s Interdisciplinary Training Program curriculum incorporates both didactic, research and practicum experiences using a combination of activities located in both clinical and community training sites.

Pediatrics-Psychology Internship

The Pediatrics-Psychology Internship combines the resources of three divisions (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Neuropsychology, and Pediatric Psychology) in two departments (Pediatrics and Psychiatry). The Academic Health Center (AHC) and The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview are involved in primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary care activities. The Internship offers supervised clinical experiences in various health care settings. The Internship has been fully accredited continuously since 1965 by the American Psychological Association, making it the longest APA-accredited internship in this region. Supervised experiences are available for diagnostic, treatment, and consultation activities with a broad range of medical, neurological, psychological and psychiatric disorders. The rotations vary in terms of the specific training and research opportunities available to interns. The Internship provides collegial contact with medical and psychological staffs, students, and postdoctoral fellows in diverse health professions. A rich mix of multidisciplinary activities may afford contact with professionals in chaplaincy, chemical dependency counseling, genetics counseling, medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, schools, special education, and vocational counseling.

Research Fellowship in Translational Pediatric Cancer Epidemiology

The University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics and Masonic Cancer Center seeks applicants for its training program in translational pediatric cancer epidemiology research for 1 predoctoral and 3 postdoctoral students. Trainees work in a variety of research settings including classical epidemiology, statistical genetics/computational biology, laboratory bench science, and clinical investigations. Along with coursework specific to pediatric cancer, strong graduate school degree programs at the University of Minnesota in Epidemiology (PhD) and in Clinical Research (MS) offer opportunities for courses in epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, cancer biology, statistical genetics, immunology, clinical trials/methods, and field research. Further, students have several unparalleled opportunities for supervised translational research projects in stem cell biology, human and animal research, study design and development, statistical analysis approaches, and individual and team grant writing.