About Kennedy Krieger:
In 1967, Kennedy Krieger became the nation’s first University Affiliated Program (now known as University Centers of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, or UCEDD). It serves today as a model for similar programs throughout the country. It is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located close to the Johns Hopkins Medical institutions in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
Licensed for 70 inpatient beds and with more than 55 outpatient specialty clinics, Kennedy Krieger serves as a training and research center for hundreds of healthcare providers, including physicians, psychologists, and allied health professionals. We take an interdisciplinary team approach to diagnosing and treating complex neurological disorders and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
All clinical residency rotations occur within the hospital, in Kennedy Krieger School Programs, or at The Johns Hopkins University's medical campus, which houses a variety of outpatient clinics.
Dr. Megan Kramer is the director of training for the postdoctoral residency program in pediatric neuropsychology. The postdoctoral program is based in the Department of Neuropsychology. Drs. Cynthia Salorio and Alison Prichard are the department's co-directors. Dr. Lisa Jacobson is the director of research. Dr. Beth Slomine serves as the assistant vice president of psychology and oversees psychology training and faculty development in the Department of Neuropsychology, Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™, formerly known as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, or CARD), Psychiatric Mental Health Program and Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. Dr. Miya Asato is the vice president of training and directs the nationally recognized Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at the Institute which provides graduate-level, interdisciplinary training to clinicians with an interest in neurodevelopmental disabilities.
All training supervisors in the Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Training Program have extensive clinical experience in pediatric neuropsychology. Most of our core training supervisors hold academic faculty appointments through either the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences or the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The postdoctoral residency is designed to create leaders in the field of neuropsychology. Through didactic learning opportunities and clinical experiences, our residents acquire valuable skills in evidence-based best practices, such as independent research, teaching, supervision, advocacy and training.
Residents present at Institute-sponsored seminars and at local, national, and international conferences. All residents participate in teaching and training activities within the Department of Neuropsychology. Residents also receive exposure to supervision of graduate students and doctoral interns.
The neuropsychology residency training period begins each year on September 1. The stipend for first-year residents is consistent with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Research Service Award doctoral stipend levels. Residents receive appointments through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kennedy Krieger provides individual insurance benefits. Spousal and family coverage is also available. In addition, Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Services offers comprehensive ambulatory medical care for residents and their dependents, with services provided by faculty and professional staff.
Residents are entitled to 15 vacation days a year, in addition to the eight annual holidays observed at the Institute. Support for travel and professional conferences is provided. All residents are given individual office space, including a computer with online access to The Johns Hopkins University's medical library system and online full-text access to university journal subscriptions. A full range of scoring programs, dictation software and statistical packages is maintained in the Department of Neuropsychology.
Visit KennedyKrieger.org/Neuropsych-Training for more information about Kennedy Krieger's Pediatric Neuropsychology Residency Program and application guidelines.