Fellowships

Please Note: MDS provides this listing of available fellowships as a courtesy to organizations and groups. MDS does not offer fellowships in Movement Disorders.

 

Georgetown University and Michael J. Fox Offering Fellowship

Deadline to apply is August 12, 2016

Georgetown University and The Michael J. Fox Foundation have partnered to establish a new training opportunity: a Fellowship in Regulatory Science for Parkinson Research. Regulatory science is an applied scientific discipline that generates and makes use of evidence-based knowledge to inform decision-making about the safety and benefits of medical products, and comprises an emerging, specialized, and interdisciplinary field of biomedical research and education. Early in its evolution, the field holds great promise for scholarship, innovation, and application to enhance the safety and effectiveness of medical products and improve public health.

The Fellowship in Regulatory Science provides the scientific training needed to modernize and improve the way treatments for Parkinson’s disease are developed and evaluated. Fellows conduct research, learn, teach and mentor graduate students. Each fellow will partner with a team of mentors from academia, industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These co-mentors meet one-on-one with the fellow each month, and collectively as a group with the fellow once per quarter, to guide the fellow’s research and training.

Details about fellowship qualifications and activities are highlighted in the Request for Applications (see website link below). This postgraduate fellowship will help develop researchers and scholars to reach their fullest potential in advancing innovative research to benefit Parkinson’s disease research and improve public health. Awarded fellows will be provided up to two years of salary support and research stipends, beginning with a one-year term, with possibilities for renewal after successful completion of the first year. Applications for the fellowship are due August 12, 2016, with the first term beginning in January 2017. To learn more about the program or to apply, please visit the website, or email your questions to regulatoryscience@georgetown.edu

North Shore University Hospital, NY, USA Offers Fellowship in Movement Disorders

The Neurology department at North Shore University Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, USA, has an opening, commencing July 1, 2016, for a Movement Disorders Fellow. Our fellowship program offers a comprehensive training in all aspects of adult movement disorders, deep brain stimulation surgery, neurophysiology (DBS programming), and treatment with botulinum toxin. The fellow in this one year program will work with three movement disorders attendings in our busy movement disorders practice. The fellow will see a full spectrum of movement disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Our movement disorders program is part of the North Shore University Hospital Department of Neurology, which is comprised of 35 attending neurologists, representing multiple sub specialties, three neuropsychologists along with residents and students. North Shore University Hospital is a tertiary care hospital and ambulatory care center academically affiliated with Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Located just east of New York City, the area provides excellent school systems, abundant cultural activities, and convenient access to mountains and seacoast of New York State. Qualified candidates can forward a letter of interest and CV to: Andrew Feigin, MD, Professor of Neurology, 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 USA or e-mail to Afeigin@northwell.edu

Northwell Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Movement Disorders Fellowship Offered in Massachusetts, USA

The Neurology department at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a member of Lahey Health, Burlington, MA, USA, has an opening, commencing July 1, 2016, for a Movement Disorders Fellow. 

Our fellowship program offers a comprehensive training in all aspects of adult movement disorders, deep brain stimulation surgery, neurophysiology (intraoperative recordings and DBS programming), and treatment with botulinum toxin. The fellow in this one year program will work with three movement disorders attendings and nurse practitioners in our busy movement disorders practice. The fellow will see a full spectrum of movement disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings, and will participate in research, as well as in movement disorders conferences. Our movement disorders program is part of Lahey’s Department of Neurology, and is comprised of 21 attending neurologists, representing 12 sub specialties, two neuropsychologists along with residents and students.

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is a physician-led 317 bed Level II trauma center, tertiary care hospital and ambulatory care center academically affiliated with Tufts Medical School. Located just north of Boston, the area provides excellent school systems, abundant cultural activities in a world class city, and convenient access to mountains and seacoast throughout New England.

The Lahey Health integrated delivery system consists of over 1,200 clinicians providing care throughout Lahey Health’s network of acute care hospitals, ambulatory centers, physician practice sites, behavioral health facilities, long-term care facilities, home health organizations and care management.

Qualified candidates can forward a letter of interest and CV to: DIANA.APETAUEROVA@lahey.org Diana Apetauerova, MD Associate Clinical Professor Director, Movement Disorders Center Department of Neurology Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01085

Lahey Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

 

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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