Fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders

The Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester announces renewal of its training grant award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NS-07338) to support its expanding fellowship program in the Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disorders.

An extensive training experience in experimental therapeutics is offered to qualified applicants who are interested in developing experimental, biostatistical, and clinical skills, in the design and conduct of therapeutic trials related to movement disorders (Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, Tourette’s syndrome, tardive dyskinesia), neuromuscular disorders (muscular dystrophies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, periodic paralysis), epilepsy, cerebrovascular disease, demyelinating disorders, developmental disorders, and dementia (Alzheimer’s disease and AIDS).

This training program draws upon the strengths of:

  • Experienced clinical investigators who are conducting major disease-related research programs
  • Substantive interactions with faculty in our Departments of Biostatistics, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Extensive coordination, programming, computer and pharmaceutical resources
  • A history of training investigators who are experienced in the design, implementation and analysis of controlled clinical trials and investigative programs designed to develop new molecular strategies for the treatment of neurological disease.

The program is aimed at training clinical neuroscientists in:

  • The clinical, pathophysiologic and pharmacologic aspects of neurological disorders
  • Design implementation, data management and statistical methodology of controlled clinical trials
  • Approaches for quantifying the natural history of neurological disorders

Fellows will develop in-depth clinical expertise in specific diseases as well as the pathophysiology of diseases.

Applicants must:

  • Have a M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degrees
  • Have completed training in an accredited residency program in Neurology, Psychiatry, or Neurosurgery
  • Be committed to two or more years of fellowship training

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation to:

Robert C. Griggs, M.D.
Chair, Department of Neurology
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642-8673
Phone: 585-275-2541
Fax: 585-244-2529

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