Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience
Deadline: January 7, 2013
Previously sponsored by the Yale University School of Medicine, the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Marcus Autism Center. The Marcus Autism Center is a leading institution for clinical care and clinical research of autism and related social disabilities. It sits at the center of a close collaboration between the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Successful applicants will engage in a 2-year training program involving clinical and research experiences through studies ranging from a very large prospective study of infants, which follows children from birth until 36 months of age, to work with toddlers and school-age children spanning the full autism spectrum.
The primary training experience for the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve activities related to eye-tracking research, including operation of experimental equipment and paradigms, contact with infants and toddlers and their families, and responsibility for designing and carrying out experimental protocols. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors, and will participate in weekly seminars and meetings as an integral part of an active community of clinical research scientists.
Eligible are college graduates who will have received a bachelor's degree by June of 2013. Candidates with previous experience with infants and toddlers, experimental psychology, or young children with autism will be favorably reviewed.
Sponsor Institution: Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine.
Program Directors: Ami Klin and Warren Jones
Term of Award: 2 years
Submission Deadline: January 7, 2013
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required