UCLA Clinical & Basic Science Neural Repair & Neurorehabilitation Fellowship

Length of Fellowship: 2 years.
Start Date: July 1, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with PGY5 fellowship & NIH Post-doctoral fellow levels.
Application Deadline: Continuous application process

Description: The UCLA American Stroke Association-Bugher Foundation Stroke Collaborative Research Center has two fellowship positions open for a unique training opportunity in vascular neurology and neural repair. This new Center trains clinical and basic science fellows in separate tracks for a two-year fellowship. Clinical projects relate to ischemic pre-conditioning and treatment of recovery in patients with white matter stroke, and application of newly developed bioengineering sensors to promote recovery after stroke. Basic science studies will utilize cutting edge molecular biological approaches to identify the cellular systems that underlie exercise, behavioral activity and neural repair in stroke. In the Department of Neurology at UCLA, the Vascular Neurology and Neurorehabilitation services provide a highly collaborative environment, exposure to state-of-the art stroke clinical care, innovative basic science studies and a vision for the future of stroke and translational science research.  Depending on background and interests, trainees can choose a clinical track with formal education in clinical trial design, biostatistics and clinical research performance and a research project in clinical trials of stroke prevention and rehabilitation, or a basic science track with education in molecular and cellular biological studies of brain repair and recovery and a research project in oligodendrocyte progenitor biology in stroke recovery.

Requirements: MD, PhD, DO, DPT

Primary Topic: Stroke and Neural Repair

Secondary Topics: Hypoxic Conditioning, Exercise, Mobile Health, Molecular Biology, Animal Modeling

Interested Candidates Should Contact:

Dr. David Liebeskind: davidliebeskind@yahoo.com

Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael: scarmichael@mednet.ucla.edu

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