Fellowships

Note: The fellowships listed below are posted by MDS as a courtesy and include contact information for the fellowship being offered. Please contact the listing organization for more information about applying for a fellowship.


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Fellow in Movement Disorders, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Pediatrics, University of Calgary

Posted 5/10/2017

The Movement Disorders Program and Tourette Syndrome/Pediatric Movement Disorders Program at the University of Calgary are searching for a clinical and research fellow in Movement Disorders (2-year fellowship) under the supervision of Dr Davide Martino and Dr Tamara Pringsheim. The core of the clinical training will focus on all the main aspects of adult and pediatric movement disorders with two days per week focusing on outpatient care, with the remaining time protected for research and other academic activities.

The fellowship will comprise intense participation into multidisciplinary and translational research projects related to dystonia and Tourette Syndrome. 

Medical doctors with specialty training in adult neurology, child neurology or psychiatry are encouraged to apply. International applicants are welcome.

The fellowship salary will range between 50,000 and 70,000 CAD per annum provided and dependent on level of qualification. There will be no on call responsibilities. Four weeks of paid vacation are guaranteed.  There will be an opportunity to obtain formal training in clinical epidemiology (MSc) and in non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, if desired.  Fellowship activities will include participation to the main academic activities of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, with special focus on the activities of the Movement Disorders and Mental Health research teams, depending on specific interests.

About the clinical Movement Disorders Program

The Movement Disorders Clinic at the Foothills Medical Centre is led by Dr Davide Martino, includes 5 movement disorders neurologists, 3 psychiatrists, a geriatrician, a neuropsychologist, four clinical nurses, two research nurses, a social worker, and four support staff. The program works with rehabilitation teams in the community to provide other rehabilitation services. Members of the program are involved in various clinical trials and take part in multiple research projects.  We are a major recruiting site for the Parkinson ’s disease arm of the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging. The Program also has an important neurosurgical program led by Dr. Zelma Kiss. The Program follows approximately 2000 patients with close to 10,000 patient visits per year, and is designated as a Center of Excellence for Parkinson disease by the National Parkinson Foundation (USA).

The Tourette Syndrome/Pediatric Movement Disorders Clinic at the Alberta Children’s Hospital is led by Dr Tamara Pringsheim, and includes 3 movement disorders neurologists, one pediatric neurologist, one clinical and research nurse, one research coordinator and one support staff. The clinic provides care to children with Tourette Syndrome and other movement disorders from across Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and the interior of British Columbia.  Children seen at the clinic have the opportunity to take part in several on-going clinical research studies. 

About the Department of Clinical Neurosciences

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCNS) is one of 20 academic Departments in the Cumming School of Medicine and one of 14 Regional Clinical Departments of Alberta Health Services in Calgary. Led by Dr. Rajiv Midha, this vibrant Department works closely with leadership in the Cumming School of Medicine, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and Alberta Health Services to achieve its goals in research and education, academic recruitment, patient care and clinical service delivery. With over 95 faculty members, the Department is organized across four divisions. Three of the divisions have clinical focus: Neurosurgery, Neurology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. The fourth division, Experimental Neurosciences, is focused on basic scientific research. Members of DCNS are actively involved in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate medical education, with Royal College of Canada approved residency training programs in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, many of the subspecialty programs in Clinical Neurosciences attract clinical fellows from other Canadian centers and abroad.

About the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI)

Over 120 clinician-scientists, researchers, and physicians from across the University of Calgary are dedicated to advancing neurological and mental health research and education. While HBI members have numerous and varied interests within the field of neurological and mental health, many of their interests converge in HBI’s identified priority themes of Brain and Behaviour, Neural Injury and Repair and Healthy Brain Aging. The HBI has an impressive track record of philanthropic support, having raised over $110 million in support of brain and mental health research and education in the past ten years. These funds are used to support priority research areas in foundational and translational research, to provide leverage and matching support for the acquisition of research infrastructure, to establish and outfit new research space, to provide funding for faculty and trainees and to support an enhanced research and education environment.

To apply for the fellowship position, please send your curriculum vitae by email to Dr Davide Martino (davide.martino@ucalgary.ca) and Dr Tamara Pringsheim (tmprings@ucalgary.ca). 

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (Kansas City, MO, USA) Offering Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Posted 5/9/2017

Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in collaboration with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, is offering a one-year fellowship with an optional second year in our Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of movement disorders, including but not limited to, Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonism syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Huntington’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome.

Fellows will learn how to inject botulinum toxin for hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, cervical and limb dystonia, and spasticity including the use of EMG guidance. Training will also include preoperative screening and extensive teaching about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) programming. Fellows will also learn titration and management of Duopa pumps. Weekly didactics including video rounds will supplement the hands on learning in our busy Movement Disorders Center. There will also be opportunities for participation in clinical research. Candidates must have successfully completed an accredited neurology residency.

For more information , contact: Susan Sifers MD MS Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute 4400 Broadway, Suite 520 Kansas City, MO 64111; Phone: +1 (816)960-7640; Fax: +1 (816) 960-7641; E-mail: ssifers@saint-lukes.org

Movement Disorders Fellowship Awards

Posted 4/28/2017

The University of Michigan is privileged to offer two funded movement disorders fellowship awards for 2018-20: an Edward J. Safra fellowship (through the Michael J. Fox Foundation) and a Morris K. Udall fellowship (through our Udall Center designation). These prestigious awards will bring top-notch clinical training, with a cutting-edge scientific foundation, in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

The University of Michigan's Movement Disorders Division is one of the nation's largest, with a diversity of clinical and research expertise. Safra and Udall fellowship graduates will be leaders in advancing patient care for decades to come. To apply for a fellowship, please see our listing.

Georgetown University Offering Fellowships in Movement Disorders

Accepting applications for July 1, 2018

Two-year fellowships are available to highly qualified individuals at Georgetown University Hospital's Movement Disorders Center. Training includes diagnosis and treatment in a wide variety of movement disorders, EMG guided botulinum toxin administration, active participation in the DBS surgical program for Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia, intra-operative monitoring, clinical trials, as well as, other research opportunities in both clinical and basic science research.

Application information | Eligibility

Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuropsychology/Clinical Neuroscience/Imaging

Posted 4/21/2017

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (CCLRCBH) in Las Vegas, Nevada is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher. The researcher will work with Dr. Sarah Banks, Ph.D. and Dr. Brent Bluett, D.O. on NIH sponsored research assessing the neuropsychological and neuroimaging correlates of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  Dr. Bank’s study will assess cross-sectional and longitudinal patterns of cognitive disruption and neuroimaging changes in these patients. Dr. Bluett’s project will focus on the imaging and neuropsychological components which contribute to freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease. As part of the funding mechanism, the researcher will also have collaboration with Dr. Jeff Cummings and other experts in fMRI and PET at the Cleveland Clinic and other top tier institutions.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or psychology and have experience with neurodegenerative disease, cognition, and neuroimaging. Background in research with Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’s disease is preferred. He or she will work on already existing datasets to answer research questions related to those posed in the grant, and also develop their own projects. Prospective data analysis and manuscript preparation will account for much of the researcher’s time.  

The CCLRCBH provides a unique environment to jump start an academic career. This position will be excellent for anyone who has recently graduated and is looking to rapidly build their academic career in a position with no immediate need to obtain external funding.

If interested, please send your CV to bankss2@ccf.org and bluettb@ccf.org.

University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA) Offering Fellowship in Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Fellowship Program at the University of Pittsburgh brings together resources of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Institute of Neurodegenerative diseases (PIND) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to provide a unique educational environment with extensive resources available for clinical and research training in the field of movement disorders.

The fellowship program seeks candidates committed to an academic career in the neurosciences with specialization in Movement disorders. Consequently, this program emphasizes both clinical and research training in a 2 year training program. All fellows will be thoroughly trained in clinical evaluation and management of Movement Disorders.

In addition to developing clinical expertise to become a Movement Disorder Specialist, each fellow will also participate in one of three individualized research tracks: a Clinical research track, a basic science research track, or a translational research track which combines elements of clinical and basic science research. Regardless of the track selected, the goal of the Fellowship program is two-fold: (1) To become an expert in the clinical management of movement disorders, and (2) To successfully develop an area of research expertise.

For more information, visit our website

 

University of Tennessee (USA) Seeks Movement Disorders Clinical and Translational Research Fellow

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is seeking a research fellow. The fellow will receive intense training in clinical trials funded by the NIH and industry (Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, dystonia, essential tremor) and translational research with a focus on neurogenetics.

The fellow will be mentored by Dr. Mark LeDoux. Applicant must have MD and/or PhD degree or equivalent.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Mark LeDoux, MD, PhD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Department of Neurology
855 Monroe Avenue, Suite 415 Link Building
Memphis, TN, USA  38163
E-mail:  mledoux@uthsc.edu
Phone: +1 (901) 237-3561
Fax: +1 (901) 448-7440

 

DBS Fellowship Offered in Pennsylvania, PA (USA)

The Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) offers a unique fellowship position in Deep Brain Stimulation involving patient care, research, education and training. Fellows will be trained in pre-operative assessment and management of patients with movement disorders, intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring particularly microelectrode recording, and post-operative management encompassing both DBS, pharmacological and other methods. Research focuses on development of Internet-based programs to facilitate patient care and neuromodulation, technological development, and basic research into DBS mechanisms of action.

Fellowship applicants should have completed a neurology residency and have a medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to starting the fellowship. Letters of inquiry can be e-mailed to info@grnneuromod.com, or sent to: Fellowship c/o Erwin Montgomery Jr, MD; Medical Director Greenville Neuromodulation Center 179 Main St. Greenville, PA USA 16125. The start date and salary are negotiable.

 

VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington (Seattle, WA, USA) Offer Fellowship

This 2-year fellowship (year 3 optional) involves training in the clinical evaluation and management of movement disorder patients, such as those with Parkinson's disease, Parkinson-plus syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Huntington's disease, and other movement disorders. 

Fellows will learn how to inject botulinum toxin for hemifacial spasm and dystonias, including blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and limb dystonias. Training will be provided in the screening, programming, and post-operative management of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research including clinical trials, genetic, epidemiological, and histopathological studies, proteomic biomarker discovery, and investigations using model organisms.  The fellowship is based at the Seattle Division of the VA Puget Sound with clinical rotations at the University of Washington.

For more information please contact:

Ali Samii, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Co-Director
Neurology Section (S-127)
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108 USA
+1 (206) 277-3585
E-mail: asamii@u.washington.edu

or

Cyrus Zabetian, MD, MS
Movement Disorders Fellowship Program Co-Director
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (S-182)
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
+1 (206) 277-6167
E-mail: zabetian@u.washington.edu

 

National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (Mexico City) Offers Fellowship in Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders Clinic at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City offers a one-year clinical fellowship in Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders.

Fellowship curriculum includes out-patient, in-patient and consultation services. The fellow will be responsible for evaluating and treating patients with Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonisms, dystonia and hyperkinetic movement disorders.

Academic and hospital facilities include out-patient clinic (3 days/week), neurogenetics laboratory, sleep disorders clinic, 3T MRI scanner, PET scanner, neuropsychiatry unit, neuropsychology unit, neuro-opthalmology and speech therapy and rehabilitation services.

Development of clinical skills includes use of clinical and rating scales, botulinum toxin administration, clinical evaluation and microelectrode recording during deep brain stimulation surgery, as well as DBS programming.

The fellow is required to participate in clinical rounds and in supervised lectures and presentations for neurology residents and patients. Clinical research is mandatory; at least one published paper is expected at the end of the fellowship. Attending both national and international specialty meetings is encouraged.

The fellowship is recognized and accredited by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

To apply, you must have completed a Neurology Residency Training Program and being certified by your local neurology board. A point-grade of 8 or higher during medical school is desirable. Academic year starts in March and the official language is Spanish.

For more information:

Dr. Mayela Rodri­guez-Violante
Movement Disorders Clinic
National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Mexico City, Mexico
E-mail: mrodriguez@innn.edu.mx
 

Postdoctoral Position Offered at The Brain and Mind Institute, London (ON, Canada)

Drs. Penny MacDonald and Adrian Owen are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow who has experience in fMRI data acquisition and analysis as well as in conducting cognitive research.

The successful candidate will collaborate on projects aimed at understanding cognitive deficits in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and their neural underpinnings. Interested individuals are invited to send an application to Ms. Dawn Pavich (dpavich@uwo.ca), attention Dr. Penny MacDonald.

For more information:

Dr. Penny MacDonald
The Brain and Mind Institute
Room 235, Natural Sciences Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7
Website: www.uwo.ca/bmi/
 

Movement Disorder Center (San Diego, CA USA) Movement Disorders Fellowship Available

The Movement Disorder Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Neurosciences is offering one or two year fellowships in movement disorders. UCSD has a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to care, education and research. The fellowship focuses on the development of clinical skills and management of movement disorders including botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation and pediatric movement disorders. Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in research.

To apply you must have completed a Neurology Residency Training Program accredited by the Accreditation Council For Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and be eligible for a California license.

For more information on how to apply, go to http://movementdisorders.ucsd.edu. UCSD is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its healthcare team.
 

Henry Ford Hospital (Michigan, USA) Seeks Movement Disorders Fellows

Henry Ford Hospital, in southeast Michigan, is seeking movement disorder fellows for its Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program based at our new eco-friendly Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

They division of movement disorder specialists is a growing academic, clinical and research practice that is one of the nation's largest-volume botulinum treatment and DBS therapeutics programs. Faculty appointments are available through Wayne State University School of Medicine for those who qualify In addition, the clinical program is integrated with training of neurology residents and movement disorder fellows and research resources including: state-of-the-art PET, MRI, MEG, EEG monitoring unit, and gait and balance diagnostic facilities.

The Henry Ford Hospital program has been a leading center for Parkinson's disease drug development and the recipient of funding from NIH and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The Henry Ford Hospital Fellowship program offered to Board-eligible neurology residency graduates, offers one- and two-year clinical training and research opportunities, with salary support at the PGY-V level.

Contact Information:

Peter LeWitt, MD
Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford West Bloomfield
6777 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI USA 48322
E-mail: plewitt1@hfhs.org
Tel: +1 248-355-2452
Website: www.henryford.com

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