The Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities is an inter-disciplinary program that draws faculty from the Department of Pediatrics, multiple departments in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Appointment is competitive, with applications due in early January each year.

This NIH-funded training program fosters the careers of the next generation of scientists who seek to discover causes and potential treatments for the class of disorders known as neurodevelopmental disabilities. This mission is achieved by training post-doctoral fellows (PhDs, MDs, and MD/PhDs) in basic, translational, and/or clinical research in selected world-class laboratories located at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

Led by Michael Robinson, PhD, and Amelia Eisch, PhD, the Hospital's Training Program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, was established in 1998 and has been continuously supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The focus of the program is mental retardation caused by chromosomal defects, inborn errors of metabolism (aminoacidurias, urea cycle defects, etc.) or hypoxia and trauma (peri-natal insult, traumatic brain injury, etc.).

For more details and eligibility information, please visit the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Grant Web Site or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..