Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program

The Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited program, housed in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health and aligned with the University of Minnesota Leadership in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program. Funded by Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), LEAH 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. 

Our Training

Adolescent Medicine Research Presentation

The UMN LEAH program has been continuously funded since 1978 and is one of seven LEAH programs across the nation. Our program provides interdisciplinary leadership training in adolescent health for pre- and post-doctoral fellows from diverse disciplines including: medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, and social work, among others. Our multidisciplinary faculty bring diverse expertise and experience to the training of emerging leaders in adolescent health.

Program curriculum and training meets ACGME requirements, and is expected to result in board eligibility in Adolescent Medicine at the conclusion of training.

Key Components of our LEAH training program include:

  • Weekly Friday afternoon seminars which cover a range of child/adolescent health topics, and build skills for: leadership, research, public speaking, legislative advocacy, working with communities, and translating research into practice.
  • A research project conducted in concert with a faculty mentor; 
  • Leadership and community engagement experience; and 
  • Opportunities to participate in other specialized training and professional development

Adolescent Medicine fellows receive a stipend based on their level of training, support for conference travel, and an AAP membership.

For more information please contact:

Adolescent Medicine Program Director

Nimi Singh, MA, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
717 Delaware Street SE, Room 389
University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, MN 55414 
(612) 626-2134
singh031@umn.edu

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Training Manager

Judith A. Kahn, M.S.W.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
717 Delaware Street SE, 3rd Floor
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 626-1835
jkahn@umn.edu

Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Coordinator

Ismahan Abdi
Department of Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
717 Delaware Street SE, Room 353
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 626-3761
abdix085@umn.edu

LEAH Program Director

Renée Sieving, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM
Professor, School of Nursing & Department of Pediatrics
Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health Nursing
(612) 626-4527
sievi001@umn.edu