The UC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine is not only recognized for providing world-class subspecialty care, but also is considered leaders in translating research from the laboratory to the bedside and back again as well as education.
Our researchers have played a role in groundbreaking medical breakthroughs and continually seek improved treatments and therapies for patients. Every division of the department is actively engaged in research including stem cell therapy, molecular genetics, pharmacology, neurosurgery, novel neuroimaging techniques and neurorecovery studies. From benchside to bedside, the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine seeks to improve the lives of patients everywhere.
Every year, the Department of Neurology sponsors a “Neuroscience Research Day” where investigators from across the campus to gather to discuss and present the latest discoveries and research. We sponsor multiple pilot awards including the CinciNEXT Fellowship ($20,000), the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute Pilot Program ($25,000 each, 6+ pilots awarded annually) and research development efforts.
Our program boasts fellowship programs tailored to the needs of the trainee including an NIH funded T32 2 year cerebrovascular disease/neurocritical care fellowship program. This NIH funded programs provide up to 75% protected time for research development and training. In addition, we are the National Coordinating Center for the NINDS STROKE NET as well as a regional center for the NINDS NeuroNEXT programs. These nationally funded programs provide monthly training and seminars as well as access to mentors from across the country. Finally, our members are faculty mentors for the NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course. One of the most prestigious national level training programs in the country developing the next generation of clinical trialists.
The productivity of our training and research programs can be seen in our high success rates for Career Development Awards. These prestigious multi-year awards provide 75% protected time to promising early stage investigators and are among the most competitive programs in the country. Our trainees and early stage investigators have received 15 such awards in the past 20 years launching multiple academic research careers.
To learn more about individual programs, please look through the additional links.