POSTDOCTORAL NEUROLOGIC REHABILITATION
AND NEURAL REPAIR FELLOWSHIPS at the University of California at Los Angeles
The Department of Neurology at UCLA offers training
in neurologic rehabilitation and related basic and clinical science for M.D.'s
who have completed a residency in neurology or PM&R and for Ph.D.'s who
have studied neuroscience, engineering, psychology, biomechanics, and other
Primarily research-related fellowships are usually
funded under a National Research Service Award from the NIH/NINDS. Ongoing
and self-initated research is carried out with mentors who work in areas of
neuroscience relevant to locomotor recovery (B. Dobkin), functional neuroimaging
of motor and cognitive recovery (B. Dobkin, J. Mazziotta, R. Woods, S. Bookheimer,
M. Iacoboni), neural repair/regeneration (A. Tobin, M-F. Chesselet, M. Sofroniew,
H. Kornblum, L. Havton) spinal cord injury (L. Havton, M. Sofroniew), stroke
models (T. Carmichael), neurotrophins (F. Gomez-Pinella), muscle plasticity
(V.R. Edgerton), outcomes research and clinical trials (B. Vickrey, B. Dobkin),
and motor learning (B. Knowlton). In addition, the mentors work closely with
UCLA bioengineering and neurobiology faculty.
Physicians can spend 30% time learning about
inpatient care on a dedicated 12-bed unit. The unti will expand to 20-25 beds
in 2004. They attend one outpatient follow-up clinic. About half of the inpatients
had a stroke. The goal is to develop skills in the subacute and chronic care
of patients with neurologic diseases and to learn to apply principles of neuroscience
research to patient care (see BH Dobkin. The Clinical Science of Neurologic
Rehabilitation, Oxford University Press, 2003), following guidelines from
teh American Society of Neurorehabilitation. The rehab service works closely
with the UCLA Stroke Center, neurosurgery's Brain Injury Research Center,
and an MS Day program.
No training is offered in electromyography.
You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. to be eligible for
this fellowship under guidelines for the NRSA.
Send your CV, a letter about your interest,
and 2 letters of recommendation to: Bruce H. Dobkin, M.D., Professor of Neurology,
UCLA Reed Neurologic Research Center, 710 Westwood Plaza Room 1-129, Los Angeles,
CA 90095-1769 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAINING PROGRAM IN NEURAL REPAIR at UCLA
Two predoctoral and two postdoctoral positions are available on an NIH-funded
training grant for research relevant to Neural Repair at UCLA. Applicanta MUST be a U.S. Citizen
or Permanent Resident of the U.S. at the time of the application. Starting date for predoctoral
fellows is July 1, 2005 and for postdoctoral fellows, between July 1, 2005 and June 1, 2006.
Only applicants who have obtained a M.D. or Ph.D. degrees less than 12 months before the starting
date are eligiblefor the postdoctoral positions. Appointments are for one year and may be renewed
for one other year on a competitive basis that requires a full application. To apply send a letter
of nomination from the faculty mentor, a brief (1-2 pages) research program, your graduate GPA,
and for graduate students your GREs, an NIH biosketch with lists of publications, and two letters
of recommendation by June 15, 2005 to:
M.F. Chesselet, M.D., Program Director,Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, B114 RNRC, 710 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
For inquiries, please contact Dr. Chesselet at email@example.com.