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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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA USA) offers Movement Disorders Fellowship

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, is offering a one-year fellowship with a second year option for clinical research to qualified applicants. The fellow will be an integral part of the Movement Disorders program at Cedars-Sinai, conducting evaluations of new and established referrals in the outpatient and in-patient settings. The fellow will take an active role in patient management, counseling and prevention, interventional therapies, including pharmacotherapy, botulinum toxin injections and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). ‪  

Specific training in botulinum toxin injections will provide appropriate knowledge of the necessary steps for successful chemodenervation therapy. Weekly hands-on injection sessions will provide theoretical and practical knowledge of clinical indications and expected outcomes, target muscle(s) selection, toxin reconstitution, injection techniques, EMG guidance, effective doses and troubleshooting of possible side effects. ‪

We offer one of the most rigorous programs of training in the neurosurgical and neurological management of DBS for movement disorders, including all multidisciplinary aspects of selection, surgical implantation and long-term programming and management of DBS patients.

For more information, contact:

Michele Tagliati
MD Department of Neurology
127 S. San Vicente Blvd, AHSP A6318
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: +1 (310) 248-6704
Fax: +1 (310) 967-0601
E-mail: michele.tagliati@cshs.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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