B14013 - Medical Rehabilitation Psychology Emphasis

Mentor:  Dr. Laura E. Dreer, Assistant Professor, Director of Psychological & Neuropsychological Clinical Research Services, CEH 200, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294-0009. Telephone: (205) 325-8681; Email: dreer@uab.edu


Postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Laura Dreer's clinical research program.

Dr. Dreer is a licensed clinical researcher with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and specialty expertise in medical rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology.  Her research program focuses on adjustment related issues relevant to patients and family caregivers living with chronic health conditions such as vision impairments, military related injuries, head injuries, and seizures/epilepsy to name just a few.  Additionally, her research focuses on developing health promotion and cognitive behavioral therapy interventions/programs to improve health outcomes.

The research will be focused on these areas in terms of project coordination, preparation of scientific manuscripts, grant submissions, and data analyses.  Individuals with experience in project coordination, scientific publication, national presentations, and grant preparation are highly preferred as well as a background in health promotion,  medical rehabilitation, and/or mental health research.  Highly motivated individuals with a background in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly experience with publications and managing clinical trials in human research.  Please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and a list of 3 references with contact information to:  Dr. Laura Dreer at dreer@uab.edu.

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