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12-month Clinical Research fellowship providing psychiatrists with advanced training in both clinical and research aspects of perinatal psychiatry.

UNC Physician Researcher Fellowship 2025-2026

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry is offering a 12-month fellowship providing advanced clinical and research subspecialty training in the field of perinatal psychiatry.

The fellowship is embedded within the department’s Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, a national leader in the field of reproductive psychiatry. Fellows will have exposure to the extensive outpatient program, which works closely with UNC’s OB/GYN department and the Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (PPIU), the first of its kind in the United States. The fellowship also takes advantage of a robust research program.  Current projects include studying novel treatments for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and innovative methods of providing care to pregnant and postpartum women.  There are numerous opportunities for learning from formal didactics in both clinical and research settings, as well as individual and group supervision.

Clinical Rotations May Include:

  • Perinatal Psychiatry Specialty Clinic
    • Including training in advanced psychopharmacology and evidence-based psychotherapies
  • Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit
  • Brexanolone Treatment Program
  • Perinatal Mental Health Access Line/North Carolina Maternal Mental Health Matters (NC MATTERS)
  • Interested applicants will also have the opportunity for clinical exposure to the care of women with menstrual and perimenopausal mood disorders in the outpatient setting.

Research Opportunities:

  • Novel treatments for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including Postpartum psychosis
  • Stress Assessments and Biomarkers


Apply for 2025-2026 Perinatal Psychiatry Physician Researcher Fellowship

Who Can Apply
Successful applicants will have completed an ACGME accredited psychiatry residency prior to the start of fellowship.

Psychiatry Fellows Requirements
• CV
• Cover letter outlining interest in perinatal psychiatry and goals for fellowship.
• Three recommendation letters, one must be from program director.

Please send the above application materials to Margo Nathan, MD at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Start date is July 1, 2025.

Contact Margo Nathan, MD at