Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics T32

Applying Basic Behavioral Science to Improve Children’s Health and Well-being

The overall goal of this training program is to provide fellows with outstanding mentoring and support to study a research topic of their choosing. 

The University of Michigan is fortunate to have received the first and only training grant funded by the NIH specifically designed to train developmental behavioral pediatricians in research. The fellow can be guided towards the selection of their research topic.  Training also involves a structured curriculum and biweekly fellows’ seminar series. 

The faculty involved with research training span a number of schools and programs at the University of Michigan including the Department of Pediatrics, the Center for Human Growth and DevelopmentDepartment of PsychiatrySchool of Public Health, and Department of Psychology. The trainees include both MDs in the DBP fellowship as well as fellows with PhD’s in psychology or a related field who wish to bring a more applied focus to their research. Of the three years of training, fellows devote 20% of their time in one year to research and 80% of their time during the other two years to research.  Our overall goal is to increase the number of developmental behavioral pediatricians engaged in research.  Although the fellowship program may be of particular interest to those with prior exposure to research, applicants without prior experience in research are also strongly encouraged to apply and may particularly benefit from the program.  

Eligibility and Selection

Eligible candidates will have either a M.D. or a D.O. degree and will have successfully completed a three-year residency in Pediatrics from an ACGME accredited program. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.