This is an OTD residency opportunity in the Clinical Research pathway.
Lisa Aziz-Zadeh | Center for the Neuroscience of Embodied Cognition
About the Center for the Neuroscience of Embodied Cognition
The Center for the Neuroscience of Embodied Cognition (CeNEC), at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences’ Brain and Creativity Institute, explores the idea that rudimentary sensory-motor areas may be intrinsically involved in processing aspects of higher cognition such as language, thought, emotions, empathy and social communication. Led by Lisa Aziz-Zadeh PhD, CeNEC examines social cognitive neuroscience questions using brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and neuropsychological measures. In particular, in the coming year we are focusing on a study on children with autism, sensory profiles, brain imaging, and the microbiome.
About the residency
We are looking for an OTD resident who will participate in a research study on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder. The research study aims to better understand the biological basis of heterogeneity in autism including neural (fMRI), gut/brain axis and microbiota differences. The OTD resident will participate in all aspects of research, including recruitment, grant development, data acquisition, project management, data management, conducting assessments, and participating in MRI data acquisition.
The resident will dedicate 30 hours/week during fall and spring semesters and 40 hours/week in the summer semester.
Individuals may apply for competitive division scholarship awards. These scholarships will cover up to 18 units of tuition.