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Office of Fellowship Training (OFT)

Welcome to the Office of Fellowship Training

OFT Mission

The mission of the Office of Fellowship Training is:

  • To support and promote a productive and fulfilling research training experience in the NIMH Intramural Research Program
  • To encourage career planning and guide career management through trainee use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs)
  • To provide programs and services to assist trainees in discovering and clarifying career choices
  • To provide opportunities and to encourage trainees to build a professional skill set which enables them to become world leaders in academic and non-academic careers

Monthly Current & Alumni Fellow Highlight

Nancy Raitano Lee, Ph.D.

Nancy Raitano Lee, Ph.D.

Nancy Raitano Lee is a child clinical psychologist who completed her post-doctoral training in Jay Giedd’s Section on Brain Imaging within the Child Psychiatry Branch of the NIMH. Her research focuses on the cognitive and neuroanatomic correlates of developmental learning disorders. Much of her work has focused on the neuropsychology and neuroanatomy of Down syndrome and sex chromosome aneuploidies. She has also completed research on the neuroanatomic correlates of individual differences in cognitive abilities, such as vocabulary knowledge and executive functioning.

Nancy joined the Psychology department at Drexel University in September as an Assistant Professor. In addition to teaching classes on typical and atypical child development and neuropsychology, she will continue to conduct studies on language, executive, and academic functioning in youth with Down syndrome and other developmental learning disorders. Moreover, she plans to continue collaborating with colleagues in the intramural research program of the NIMH on the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders.


B.S. with Honors & Distinction in Human Development & Family Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


MA & PhD: Child Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Denver, Denver, CO

OFT Events

For a list of our events, see the OFT calendar .