The IRFN, with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), provides training and mentoring to clinical and basic scientists interested in careers in neuroAIDS research.
Training experiences emphasize the interdisciplinary and translational nature of clinical problems in neuroAIDS in order to prepare future scientists to tackle emerging questions in the field.
The IRFN pairs trainees with mentors from clinical and basic science backgrounds according to their research interests, and provides a clinical literacy program in neuroAIDS for basic scientists.
IRFN Fellows are exposed to cutting-edge scientific environments and have contact with some of the most respected neuroAIDS researchers in the world.
IRFN Fellows have access to resources at UCSD’s HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) and the Del E. Webb Center for Neurosciences, Aging and Stem Cell Research Center at the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research (SBIMR)
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCESS
The IRFN is a 2-year program for postdoctoral scientists. Clinically trained fellows spend 30% time on IRFN activities in the first year and 70% in the second year, in coordination with their clinical training program. Basic science fellows spend 20% during both years to participate in the clinical literacy program. Download brochure for course curriculum.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Residents during their final two years
- Fellows in clinical and basic neuroscience/neurobiology disciplines
- Clinical Psychology interns wishing to do a pre-and post-doctoral year
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should discuss their interest in the IRFN with their director of clinical training and contact the IRFN by July of the academic year for which they are applying. Clinical psychology internship candidates will need to discuss their intention to participate in the IRFN with internship directors during the internship selection process in order to plan clinical rotations that accommodate IRFN program activities.
Inquiries should be directed to:
Dr. Mariana Cherner
Dr. Cristian L. Achim
IRFN Assoc. Director