Education is a priority in the FNL, which has a long tradition of developing and implementing innovative educational modules and curricula in psychiatric functional neuroimaging.   This has been done formally, in the context of an NIH R25 grant, as well as on a day-to-day basis, in the lab.  We have trained students from high school through faculty levels, and have welcomed learners from around the world.  Many trainees have gone on to significant positions in leading university, NIH or industry settings.  There is also a commitment to the training of students from underrepresented minorities, and the lab has actively participated in outreach programs at both Cornell and Harvard.

Summer Programs

Because it normally takes several years to conduct studies that involve human research subjects, summer programs focus on providing an overview to introduce students to our area of research.  To learn more about this year’s summer program, please click here. Summer participants are most often at the college and medical/graduate school level; however, we have welcomed students in high school, as well as individuals at the post-doctoral and faculty levels who wish to learn about this area.

Graduate, medical student and residency training

Interested medical students and residents have the opportunity to work on long-term research projects, and graduate students can do rotations and perform thesis work within the lab.  In addition, our faculty participates in the teaching of Harvard medical students and residents at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as part of their curricula.

Post-doctoral and
post-MD fellowships

We have trained numerous individuals at the post-MD and post-doctoral levels. These fellowships are usually a minimum of 2 years, and are meant to prepare trainees for independent careers in psychiatric functional neuroimaging.