Duke Assistant Professor/Instructor - Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist - Autism

Duke Health
Durham, North Carolina
Sep 22, 2021
Position Type
The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, under the leadership of Dr. Geraldine Dawson, PhD, is seeking a board-certified/board-eligible Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This position is a faculty appointment with rank commensurate with the applicants experience.

We are seeking individuals who are interested in working with a growing team of clinicians, researchers, and educators with the goal of enhancing the range and scope of services provided to children and families. Clinical responsibilities will include participating in an outpatient, interdisciplinary, team-based treatment program at the Duke Center for Autism that is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with ASD (infancy through young adulthood) and their families. The attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist also will be responsible for teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows.

Other opportunities may be available for conducting clinical assessments of children with ASD within clinical research studies at the Duke Center for Autism. These opportunities involve conducting assessments as part of an interdisciplinary research team that is conducting a wide range of longitudinal assessments, including diagnostic, observational, eye-tracking, EEG, and MRI/DTI measures.

Primary Activities: This clinical faculty position will include participating in individual- and team-based clinical activities focused on children with a range of ASD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Clinical responsibilities will include participation in medical and interdisciplinary evaluations and intervention with children presenting with a wide array of needs. The position also will involve supervision of medical students, psychiatry residents, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, as well as the provision of in-service trainings. Scholarly activities are encouraged and supported.

The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to clinical services, research, and training. Our mission is to help each individual with ASD reach his or her full potential, and to improve the lives of individuals with ASD and related disorders and their family members. More than 100 autism patient visits occur weekly and close to 3,000 children are screened annually through Duke primary care sites, providing a large clinical population at Duke. More than 2,000 unique autism patients are served at Duke annually. Currently, Duke offers medical and behavioral health services, including parent training, early intervention based on the Early Start Denver Model and applied behavior analysis, social skills groups, cognitive-behavioral therapy, speech-language therapy, and occupational therapy. Medical subspecialty care at Duke includes medical genetics and genetic counseling, neurology, gastroenterology, and treatment of sleep disorders, eating disorders, and psychiatric co-morbidities, such as anxiety disorders, depression, and ADHD.

Duke University offers a rich intellectual and scientific environment facilitated by several institutes, including the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, which are designed to promote interdisciplinary research. Translational autism research is facilitated through frequent seminars, retreats, and workshops supported by the university that are designed for both clinical researchers and those conducting preclinical studies.

The Duke University Hospital has consistently been ranked as the #1 hospital in North Carolina. As one of the Southeasts preeminent health care providers, the Duke University Health System had more than 66,000 inpatient stays and more than 2 million outpatient visits in the 2016 fiscal year. Duke Health encompasses one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country, with more than $650 million annually in sponsored research expenditures.

Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care. Duke's overall benefit plan has long been recognized and valued because of its comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, dental care and retirement, Duke also offers a wide range of family-friendly and cultural benefits to attract, support and reward the skilled employees that help Duke remain a premier education, research and health care institution.

The Research Triangle Park is a globally prominent hub for biomedical research and development. Conceived around three major universities in the cities of Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the region attracts and fosters cultural diversity, economic resilience, and a spectrum of personal and professional options. To learn more about the Duke and Greater Triangle communities, visit: http://community.duke.edu/.

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