Randi and Fred Ettner Fellowship in Transgender Health

The Randi and Fred Ettner Transgender Health Fellowship will prepare postdoctoral Psychology fellows for licensure and a career in which they will provide therapy, conduct research and disseminate their knowledge through publications and teaching.

This fellowship will attract individuals with a demonstrated interest in developing an expertise and a career in the area of transgender health. Under the supervision of experienced professionals in the field and guidance from Randi and Fred Ettner, they will provide clinical services and conduct research – advancing the rapidly evolving field of transgender health. Each fellow will complete a two-year training program with 40% time to complete a research project and 60% time providing clinical care focused on transgender health.

To Apply

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD in psychology and be eligible for licensure in the State of Minnesota. We prefer applicants to have experience or an interest in a career that combines clinical and scholarly endeavors in the area of transgender health.

We are recruiting now (Fall 2017) for the fellowship cycle of 2018-2020. Deadline to apply: January 25, 2018.

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Randi and Fred Ettner

Randi and Fred EttnerDr. Randi Ettner is a clinical and forensic psychologist whose practice is located in Evanston, IL. She is a leader in the field of transgender health, an expert witness in Medicare, anti-discrimination laws, parental rights and health care for prisoners. She is a board member for WPATH and chairs their committee for incarcerated persons. Dr. Ettner conducts research and is the author of four books, including a medical and surgical text. She is the president of New Health Foundation Worldwide. She received her Ph.D. in psychology at Northwestern University.

Dr. Frederic M. Ettner MD is a family physician with 36 years of experience including 20 years treating transgender youth and adults. In addition to his practice, he conducts research and teaches medical students. His practice is located in Lincolnwood, IL. Dr. Ettner received his M.D. from The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

They have provided initial funding for this fellowship.


The goals for the fellowship program, with a combined 40% research/60% clinical care model are to:

  • Evidenced-based training in the assessment and treatment of gender issues
  • Build competency in the interdisciplinary model of care delivery
  • Promote growth and skills in research design, analysis, report writing, and presentation
  • Present research results at scientific meetings and prepare articles for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Develop grant writing skills

Scholarly Project

Fellows are expected to conduct research project under faculty supervision, with a goal of presenting results at a scientific conference and preparing an articles for publications.


Fellows are evaluated at 6, 12, and 18 months. It provides fellows the opportunity to give and receive feedback about how the fellowship is going. Evaluations are conducted in a face-to-face meeting with the fellow's supervisors. Fellows are informed about due process procedures in the event of a grievance.


Randi and Fred Ettner fellows are provided the following benefits:

General benefits information are found on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources Employee Benefits website.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

Receive $1,000 of continuing medical education credit that can be used for educational expenses such as conferences or courses. The $1,000 credit rolls over from the first year to the second.

Employee Self-Service

Fellows can view their current vacation and sick leave balances, pay statements, benefits summary, and more using MyU.

Contact Us

For more information regarding payroll, vacation, assistance planning leave, or sick leave:
Christina Steere

For more information regarding other benefits: 
University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources 
612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363 

Contact Us

Eli Coleman, PhD
Program Director

Office Address 
West Bank Office Building
1300 S 2nd, St Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55455