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Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

FACILITY: Rush University Medical Center
ADDRESS: 1653 W. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60612

SPECIALTY: Psychology

The Departments of Behavioral Sciences and Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center will have an opening for a full time neuropsychology fellow beginning in or about July 2018. The stipend is competitive. Training conforms to the Houston Conference guidelines, with the expectation that the fellow will be eligible for and apply for the ABPP CN diplomate upon completion of their fellowship training. Over 30 individuals formerly or currently affiliated with Rush have already earned their ABPP CN diplomate.

We are members of APPCN and will participate in the APPCN Match. Dr. Grote is a member of the Board of Directors of APPCN and is the immediate Past President of APPCN.

General information about Rush’s neuropsychology program can be found at:

http: // myrush .rush. edu / PhysicianPractices / behavsci-neuropsychology / Pages / default. aspx

This is a unique position, as the fellow spends 60% of their time (Monday through Wednesday) in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and 40% in Psychiatry (Thursday and Friday) with the Road Home/Wounded Warriors Program.

Regarding neuropsychology training in Behavioral Sciences, approximately 80% of referred patients are between the ages of 18 and 90, the remainder being children and adolescents. A wide variety of referrals are made to our service at our tertiary-care, academic medical center setting, including those with dementia, head injury, multiple sclerosis, somatoform disorders, depression and any number of other unusual and interesting neurological, medical and psychiatric disorders. There are opportunities to participate in Wada testing, language mapping during resection of brain tumors, as well as pre- and postoperative assessment of epilepsy surgery candidates. Fellows will work with the Rush Center for Cognitive Resilience, which offers manualized treatment for patients in need of remediation of memory or executive function disorders. There are three supervising neuropsychologists: Drs. Grote, Musil and Stewart, two of whom hold the ABCN diplomate.

The Department of Psychiatry at Rush houses the Road Home Program, a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary program of services to veterans and their families. Under the supervision of an ABCN certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Eileen Martin, the fellow will provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessment of men and women with PTSD, military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, and comorbid substance use disorder; lead a “brain health” educational program and training seminars for staff; and work closely with multidisciplinary treatment teams.

Research opportunities are present, and the fellow will be expected and supported to conduct original research during this 2 year-fellowship program. Current and recent trainees have published papers and chapters during their training here in collaboration with neuropsychology faculty. Numerous didactics are available through this fellowship, including neuropsychology case conference and journal club, colloquia, and grand rounds. It is possible to audit classes at the medical school.

You can read more about the ways in which Rush has been recognized at:

http: // www .rush. edu / quality-care / quality-rush / national-recognition-and-accreditations-quality-care-rush

Applicants should direct a cover letter, CV, an official or unofficial graduate school transcript, three letters of recommendation and research publications, to It is preferred that all materials are emailed together at the same time. Please confirm with Dr. Grote a day or two after emailing that he received your materials. Should, for some reason, you need to send materials by US mail or UPS (do not use FedEx), the mailing address is

Christopher Grote, Ph.D., ABPP CN
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60612

Christopher Grote, Ph.D, ABPP CN can also be contacted at 312-942-5523 to answer questions.

The current fellow in this position, Dr. Dana Rosado, can be reached at 312-563-4357.

Deadline for applications is January 1, 2018.

Interviews will be arranged with selected candidates either in Chicago or at INS/Washington D.C.

Rush University Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages applications from minority and culturally diverse candidates.


Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 8 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-2017 "America's Best Hospital's" issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall. Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2017. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status – the highest honor in nursing – and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation. Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals — and 15 major teaching hospitals — four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics. The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the ninth consecutive year.

Rush Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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