This is a clinical fellowship in neuroimmunology and neurovirology within the Clinical Neurosciences Program of the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The focus of neuroimmunological and neurovirological disease research at NINDS is on understanding disease mechanisms and developing new treatments. Particular focus is placed on diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and diseases that may be examples of viral-induced immunopathologic processes such as HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP), progressive multifocal encephalopathy (PML), lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and human herpesvirus-6. Research ranges from studies of basic molecular immunology and virology to development of new imaging techniques to clinically applied research. Investigators make a concerted effort to extend findings made at the basic level into the clinic. For example, approaches to modifying pathologic immune (including antiviral) responses in vitro are extended into studies in experimental animal models, and then into phase I or phase II clinical trials in patients in the NIH Clinical Center.
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Fellows interested in conducting clinical research should have completed an approved neurology residency in the United States and be board-eligible. Applicants with a particular interest in neuroimaging have the option to integrate their training with the NIH Neuroimaging Clinical Research Fellowship Program.
Apply to this program via the NIH Graduate Medical Education Application System.