The Autism fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center offers a comprehensive one to two year clinical and research program dedicated to the individual fellow's professional growth, the support of multiple programs in the hospital system, and the fostering of novel translational research at the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program, and other programs related to Autism.
The fellowship will allow the applicant to develop specialized expertise in the diagnosis, clinical management and research of Autism and related developmental disorders. Assessment expertise includes comprehensive and state of the art medical and psychiatric evaluations, and use of hold standard diagnostic instruments, including ADI-R and ADOS-G ratings. Clinical management includes psychosocial techniques, including social skills training and cognitive behavior therapy, as well as advanced psychopharmacological management. Research includes developing novel placebo controlled trials with oxytocin, vasopressin antagonist, trichuris suis ova anti-inflammatory treatments, milnacipran, all integrated with genotyping, epigenetics and functional imaging. The goal is to allow the applicant to bridge clinical and basic science, translational research and be successful in extramural funding.
Geared towards the intensive understanding of Autism and related disorders, the program goals are:
- To develop skills in the area of research in Autism and related disorders
- To support autism-related clinical programs at both campuses as a clinical liaison
- To develop diagnostic expertise and clinical management skills for adults, adolescents and children with Autism