Pre-Doctoral Programs in Pediatrics

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program

The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health hosts the pre- and post-doctoral program Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH). This program provides interdisciplinary leadership training, faculty development, continuing education, scholarship, technical assistance and collaboration with Maternal and Child Health 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.

Pediatrics-Psychology Internship

The Pediatrics-Psychology Internship has been continuously accredited since 1965 by the American Psychological Association, making it the longest APA-accredited internship in this region, and it is known for its quality assessment and improvement activities. The program benefits tremendously from the combined extensive resources of the Department of Pediatrics Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience and the Department of Psychiatry Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  The aim of the internship is prepare psychologists with the requisite knowledge and skills for post-internship career activities, entry to the profession, and into the practice of health service psychology. The program provides a robust didactic series and supervision to promote interns' professional development and prepare them for professional practice as health service psychologists in medical schools and other diverse settings.  Interns obtain supervised clinical experiences with diverse patient populations. By the conclusion of the internship, interns are expected to demonstrate competence in each of the APA Profession-Wide Competence areas.  

Research Fellowship in Translational Pediatric Cancer Epidemiology

The University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics and Masonic Cancer Center seeks pre- and post-doctoral applicants for this fellowship. 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.