The Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program is an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity for early career clinicians and researchers. An interactive learning experience, the program challenges thinking and encourages creative discourse about anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals involved in practice and research. 

Participants are grouped among three tracks: Basic Neuroscience, Clinical Research, and Practice. 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016

Award Components

  • Complimentary registration to the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2017
  • A full day of small-group mentoring sessions on Thursday, April 6 (breakfast and lunch included) 
  • Assignment of a senior mentor from the ADAA professional membership at the conference
  • Recognition at the conference Opening Session 
  • Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Research Tracks: Presentation of a poster at one of the New Research Poster sessions at the conference and consideration to present abstract at the annual meeting of either ACNP or ABCT
  • Practice Track: Case consultation session with a senior clinician from the ADAA membership  
  • Exclusive CDLP social hour on Saturday, April 8
  • Featured profile on the ADAA website

Award Eligibility

  • ADAA membership
  • Interest in becoming active and a leader within ADAA
  • Graduate degree students (MD, MPH, MSW, NP, PhD, PsyD), interns, residents, or postdoctoral fellows OR early career researchers and clinicians who have completed their training within the last five years
  • Clinicians must have a terminal degree 
  • Participants are required to attend all scheduled program events and attend the conference

Application Instructions

Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Research Tracks

  1. Go to the ADAA online submission site
  2. Submit the following
  • Personal Statement – Describe your career goals and specifically highlight your research interests in anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. Address why you want to attend the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2017 and participate in the CDLP and how this will benefit you. Explain how you plan to serve as a leader within ADAA as your career progresses. 
  • New Research Poster Abstract – Include background, methods, results and conclusion
  • Curriculum Vitae

Practice Track

  1. Go to the ADAA online submission site
  2. Submit the following
  • Personal Statement – Describe your career goals and specifically highlight your practice interests in anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders (include your theoretical orientation to practice). Address why you want to attend the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2017 and participate in the CDLP and how this will benefit you. Explain how you plan to serve as a leader within ADAA as your career progresses. 
  • Case Report Abstract – Describe an interesting case you have encountered in your training, maintaining the confidentiality of the patient or client. Include the following four categories: case diagnosis, case description, discussion, and conclusions.
  • Curriculum vitae

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