Research Program

The first year of neurology training includes 8 weeks of research time that will serve as a starting point for a research project that is to be completed by graduation. The division chief, program directors, Director of Clinical Research and program faculty are available to help guide residents in their selections of mentors and projects. Opportunities for clinical research within the Division of Child Neurology include projects in epilepsy, headache, inflammatory nervous symptom disease, metabolism, neuro-genetics, neuroimaging, neuromuscular disorders and childhood stroke as well as projects from other affiliated departments.

The Research Elective includes a monthly seminar series designed to teach fundamental approaches for basic and clinical research, and to provide a venue for the residents to present and discuss the findings of their projects. Residents are encouraged to prepare their projects for presentation at national meetings and for publication.