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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

Fellow Highlight

Peter H. Rudebeck, DPhil.

Peter H. Rudebeck, DPhil.

Peter Rudebeck is a former NIMH Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology in the Section on Neurobiology of Learning and Memory with Betsy Murray, the Section Chief. Working with Dr Murray at the NIMH his research focused on how interaction between the prefrontal cortex and parts of the limbic system, such as the amygdala, contributes to emotion and cognition. To help support his work he was awarded the Julius Axelrod Memorial Fellowship in 2009.

Before coming to the NIH, Peter obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, where he investigated the role of the prefrontal cortex in emotion, social behavior and decision-making. He recently joined the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai located in New York as an Assistant Professor. At the Icahn School of Medicine, Peter’s lab will continue to investigate the neural systems involved in emotion and cognition. Using a combination of behavioral, neurophysiology and interference techniques his team will specifically focus on investigating the neural pathways implicated in psychiatric disorders, such as depression.

OFT Events

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