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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowships
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine

We are pleased to announce the availability of three 12-month postdoctoral fellowship positions in Pediatric Psychology for the 2014-2015 academic year. These fellowship positions are based at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), which provides advanced diagnostic and clinical care, as well as innovative treatment and research options to children, adolescents and young adults from birth to age 21. The Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is affiliated with the Emory University School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Professional Psychology and a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

Applicants must have: Completed an APA-accredited psychology doctoral program and internship; Training in pediatric psychology; Interest and experience in a scientist-practitioner model of psychology; Solid assessment training and experience.

All fellows provide consultation-liaison services to inpatient and outpatient interdisciplinary teams, participate in comprehensive adolescent transition clinics, and deliver short term cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adolescents and family members. The fellows also provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations with opportunities for school consultation. Fellows conduct supervision of graduate students and participate in clinical research activities. The three positions are based in two separate divisions at CHOA, hematology/oncology and transplant services/dialysis.

Hematology/Oncology (2 positions): These positions are based in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Recognized as one of the top pediatric cancer centers in the country by Child magazine, the Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 300 new cancer patients each year and follows more than 1,700 patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

These two positions offer advanced clinical and research training in Hematology/Oncology. Primary pediatric populations include: Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Sickle Cell Disease, and Hemophilia. There are a variety of current psychological research opportunities in Sickle Cell Disease, Oncology, and Cancer Survivorship. Questions or other inquiries regarding the hematology/oncology positions can be directed to: Jordan Gilleland, PhD, jordan.gilleland@choa.org.

Transplant services/Dialysis (1 position): This position is based at the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Transplant Center for Solid Organ Transplant and Dialysis Services. The Mason Transplant Center is a national leader among heart, liver and kidney transplant programs for children and adolescents. The Children’s Liver, Heart and Kidney Programs have performed over 1050 transplants combined and have been recognized as one of the top pediatric transplant programs by U.S. News and World Report. The Mason Transplant Center treats more than 200 new heart, liver or kidney patients each year and for more than 20 years has been in the forefront of pediatric transplant care.

The position offers advanced clinical and research training in all three solid organ transplant areas as well as dialysis. Primary clinical populations include: children and adolescents receiving treatment before, during and after solid organ transplant or while undergoing hemodialysis. There are ongoing solid organ transplant research opportunities examining parental coping with their child’s transplant, adolescent readiness to transition to adult care and assessment of adherence factors in organ loss. Questions or other inquiries regarding the transplant/dialysis can be directed to: Laura Mee, PhD, laura.mee@choa.org.

Details about these opportunities and the application process can be found at our website: http://www.psychiatry.emory.edu/education/fellowships/professional_psychology/index.html

Application materials are due January 1 2014 and should be electronically submitted via email to Dr. Kaslow (see contact info below) and cc Dr. Gilleland (Jordan.gilleland@choa.org) & Dr Mee (laura.mee@choa.org).

In your cover letter and on your Emory rank order sheet, please indicate if you are interested in being considered for the positions in Hematology/Oncology, Transplant, or both division.


Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
Chief Psychologist at Grady Hospital
Director of Postdoctoral Training, Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Grady Health System, 13 Floor
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-616-4757
Fax: 404-616-2898
Email: nkaslow@emory.edu

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