Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Fellowship in the Clinical Neurosciences
Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Photo taken c. 1955. Photo courtesy of George Handran.
Sidney R. Baer, Jr., a member of a prominent Midwestern family, established The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation in 1999 for the benefit of mental health. Despite facing challenges of mental illness himself, Mr. Baer continually sought to alleviate the suffering of those afflicted with mental illness. It was clear that Mr. Baer intended to put his wealth to charity. However, it was under the direction of George B. Handran—Mr. Baer’s personal attorney, that he decided to create a foundation able to provide lasting impact.
Upon his death in 2002, Mr. Baer left the balance of his Estate to the Foundation. Mr. Handran and U.S. Bank, N.A. are the Co-Trustees of The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation. The Foundation, a private grant-making foundation, continues to stimulate education, research, and direct care in the mental-health field with special emphasis on benefitting individuals unable to afford proper mental health care and for whom appropriate intervention can produce positive change.
The department of Neurology and the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Harvard Medical School (HMS) are seeking a clinical fellow with training in neurology or psychiatry. Applicants must be committed to working across these two disciplines, and conduct a feasible and potentially impactful translational research project.