The Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers.

Application Deadline: December 9, 2015 Sorry; deadline has passed.

An interactive learning experience, the program challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and depression in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research. This highly participatory program features outstanding leaders in the field, who will initiate stimulating discussions that shape new ideas and ways of thinking about the future.

Participants are expected to attend the entire Anxiety and Depression Conference. Free registration is awarded to all those selected to participate in the program. The program begins with a working dinner on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. A full day of small-group mentoring sessions and assignments of senior leaders to each awardee takes place on Thursday, March 31, 2016; the leadership program continues throughout the conference. Participants are required to attend all scheduled program events and attend the conference.

Participants are grouped among three tracks: Basic Neuroscience, Clinical Research, and Practice. Session topics cover funding from NIH, PCORI, and private foundations; ethical, marketing, legal, and business considerations in clinical practice; developing careers that involve both practice and research; critique of research project ideas; navigating the academic and clinical workplace; and more. 

Awardees engage with mentors and peers throughout the year; some will present at the ADAA Annual Conference in San Francisco in 2017.

Award Eligibility

  • ADAA membership
  • Interest in becoming active and a leader within ADAA; address in your personal statement
  • Currently in residency, fellowship, internship, or postdoc OR completion of training program (residency, fellowship, internship, PhD, PsyD, postdoc) within the last five years. ADAA recognizes that individual career development is not linear. Some applicants may be more than five years past their training program but in this early phase of their career. Please address this issue in your personal statement, if applicable. 

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: December 9, 2015

  1. Download the application to your computer.
  2. Type in all the fields, including typing your name in the “Applicant Signature” field.
  3. Save the document; rename it 2016_Awards_CDLPApplication_[YourLastName]; and e-mail as an attachment with your current CV.
  4. Have one letter of recommendation from a mentor, primary supervisor, or advisor mailed directly to ADAA, Attn: Awards, 8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 412, Silver Spring, MD 20910; or faxed to 240-485-1035; or e-mailed as a pdf.

Contact for further information: Email Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, Career Development Leadership Program Chair, Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33133

Class of 2015

Roee Admon, PhD
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Raul Andero Gali, PhD
Emory University

Christina Boisseau, PhD
Brown University

Michelle Bovin, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System

T.H. Eric Bui, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Stacia Casillo, PsyD
Manhattan Psychiatric Associates, in affiliation with The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Jiook Cha, PhD
Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute

Elise Clerkin, PhD
Miami University of Ohio

Rosie Curiel, PsyD
University of Miami

Kristen Ellard, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Angela Fang, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Clare Gaskins, PhD
Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian

Dylan Gee, MA
University of California, Los Angeles

Felicia Gould, PhD
University of Miami

Belinda Graham, PhD
University of Washington Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress

Jessica Graham, PhD
National Center for PTSD

Heather Greenawalt, LCSW
Southern Tier Community Health Center Network Inc.

Brian Hesler, MD
Rush University Medical Center

Daniel Jimenez, PhD
University of Miami

Sarah Kertz, PhD
Southern Illinois University

Kathryn Kriegshauser, PhD
Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment, P.A.

Amy Lehrner, PhD
James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Krystal Lewis, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Joanna Lim, MD
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Sabrina Lisboa, PhD
University of São Paulo/The Ohio State University

Maria Lopez-Patton, PhD
University of Miami

Megan Mroczkowski, MD
Children's Hospital of New York

Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD
University of Arizona

Rebecca Sachs, PhD
Midtown Center for CBT and Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism

Phillip Seibell, MD
Rogers Behavioral Health-Tampa Bay

Andrea Sheckler, MS
Stairways Behavioral Health

Robyn Shepardson, PhD
VA Center for Integrated Healthcare

Rebecca Sripada, PhD
University of Michigan

Avy Stock, PsyD
The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Chad Sylvester, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine

Michael VanElzakker, MA
Tufts University

Christian Webb, PhD
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Michael Wheaton, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Alexis Whitton, PhD
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Gislaine Zilli Réus, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Class of 2014

Alison Alden, PhD
Northwestern University

Kristy Allen, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Randy Auerbach, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Terri Barrera, PhD
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Courtney Benjamin, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Shannon Bennett, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Eleonore Beurel, PhD  
University of Miami

Michael Brus, MD 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Joao Busnello, MD  
Rush University Medical Center

Ashley Ellison, MD    
Tulane University School of Medicine

Miguel Fullana, PhD  
Hospital del Mar
Autonomous University of Barcelona

Daniel Grupe, PhD 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Tamar Gur, MD, PhD  
The Ohio State University

Cassidy Gutner, PhD 
Boston University
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare

Rania Johnson, MD  
Chicago Psychiatry Associates

Sahib Khalsa, MD, PhD    
University of California, Los Angeles

Katharina Kircanski, PhD    
Stanford University

Rachel Leonard, PhD   
Rogers Memorial Hospital

Adam Lewin, PhD    
University of South Florida

Li Li, MD, PhD    
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Abigail Lott, PhD   
Emory University

Ellie McGlinchey, PhD   
Columbia University/NYS Psychiatric Institute

Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD    
Emory University

Mireya Nadal-Vicens, MD, PhD   
Massachusetts General Hospital

William Oakley, PsyD    
Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment

Elizabeth Penela, PhD   
University of Miami

Matthew Price, PhD  
University of Vermont

Naomi Samimi Sadeh, PhD    
National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare

Melanie Santos, PsyD   
Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center

Alexander Shackman, PhD  
University of Maryland, College Park

Jeffrey Spielberg, PhD        
VA Boston Healthcare System

Kiara Timpano, PhD     
University of Miami

Alik Widge, MD, PhD            
Massachusetts General Hospital

Maha Zayed, PhD        
Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center