University at Buffalo

Behavioral Medicine Clinic


BMC Training Opportunities


One of the main goals of the BMC is to educate the next generation of outstanding clinicians and researchers through training in the scientific disciplines of medicine and health psychology. These goals are achieved in a supportive and stimulating environment that embodies the values of integrity, discovery, excellence, and collegiality.

NIH Funded Graduate Student Training Opportunities

Dr. Jeffrey Lackner and Dr. Susan Krasner mentor graduate students pursuing their doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology or related fields. Students have the opportunity to learn how to function productively as an important part of a clinical research team. Graduate students will have the opportunity to: run subjects, execute experimental protocols, interview volunteers to confirm study eligibility, participate in conference submissions, and prepare manuscripts and grants, maintain, manage, and analyze data, and participate in regular meetings with an interdisciplinary team. For program information, contact Dr. Lackner.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine

The Department of Medicine of the University at Buffalo, SUNY, is accepting applications for a two year NIH-funded post doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine.

Responsibilities include psychological assessment of medically ill patients with comorbid conditions; learning and delivering CBT for a range of painful medical disorders, including IBS, headache, back pain, TMJ, fibromyalgia, etc using evidence-based treatment protocols; consultation-liaison, supervision of psychology trainees, participation in mentored, collaborative clinical research projects.

Because the fellowship adheres to a scholar/scientist-practitioner model, training opportunities are sufficiently diverse and flexible to appeal to trainees seeking the requisite training, supervision, and experience for licensing eligibility and/or research skills needed to work independently in academic settings. The position is expected to start in summer or fall 2011 with an estimated annual salary range for a first-year fellow of $34-38K+benefits depending on qualifications. Qualifications include a Ph.D or equivalent in Clinical, Counseling Psychology or related fields. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Interested person must apply online at Online applications require cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, three recommendation letters should be submitted online or sent directly to:

Dr. Jeffrey Lackner
Associate Professor of Medicine
Behavioral Medicine Clinic
University at Buffalo
ECMC, 462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215

Inquiries can be e-mailed to Dr. Jeffrey Lackner.

The Research Foundation of SUNY is an EEO/AA Employer.

Other Clinical/Research Training Opportunities

The Behavioral Medicine Clinic offers a host of other training opportunities for gastroenterology fellowship research rotations, medical student electives, pre–doctoral psychology internships, undergraduate honors thesis, and undergraduate work–study experiences. Prospective trainees can contact Dr. Jeffrey Lackner.