*The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is on hiatus, but will be accepting applications in the summer of 2016 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Check in for updated information in spring 2016.
Anna Kerlek, MD
Welcome to our website. We are pleased to share information with you about our fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital/ The Ohio State University Child and Adolescent Fellowship has its foundation at the Ohio State University where it was housed for greater than forty years. It was an integral part of the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry. It was the goal of the founders to provide training in assessment and treatment for children who were presenting with significant emotional and behavioral problems. Early intervention was hoped to prevent psychopathology or decrease the severity of pathology encountered in the adult world. Collaboration between The Ohio State University with the Children’s Hospital began early in the history of the program.
The Fellowship officially transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in the summer of 2009 with the goal of increasing the integration of childhood mental health treatment into the context of general health care for children. The transfer increased the resources available to trainees to include the full spectrum of health management of children in the mid Ohio region. Because of the collaboration between the two institutions of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University there is access to nationally recognized clinical care, research and educational activities. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
It is an exciting time in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. There are advances in the etiology of mental disorders as well as new developments in the treatment of children. We are proud to be a part of this growth in our Division. In the past four years we tripled our psychiatric faculty many of whom are involved in clinical care, research and the development of new programs for the Division. We are expanding the depth and range of services we offer the children of our community by offering many evidenced based interventions. It is also exciting to be a part of research and development as our research protocols. Exciting topics of research at the Center for Research and Development at Nationwide Children’ Hospital include treatment of children with Somatization Disorder with SSRI’s, studies on the impact of SSRI’s on bone density, and the impact of current treatment of depression on suicidal ideation in children and adolescents.
We hope the information on the following pages of our website are helpful to you and encourage you to contact us if you have other questions.