Neuroimmunology Fellowship

The Neuroimmunology Fellowship combines training in clinical care and research in the fields of multiple sclerosis and related demyelinated and auto-immune diseases, neurological complications of HIV, and infectious diseases of the nervous system. This two-year fellowship is open to board-eligible or certified neurologists in the U.S. or to foreign-trained neurologists with a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate.

The fellowship training provides complete exposure to the clinical management of MS patients and other complex demyelinating disorders and experience with the most recent advances in MS management. It also provides training in all neurological complications of HIV-infection, as well as other infections of the nervous system. It allows fellows to care for patients on the entire immune spectrum, from the most immune active (MS) to the most immune-suppressed (HIV/AIDS).

Fellows also gain familiarity with clinical trials and methodology in MS. They participate in clinical, translational and basic science research projects and are integrated in the dynamic research group of the laboratory of Igor Koralnik, MD. They learn how to prepare IRB protocols and how to design and conduct clinical research studies.

Fellows are able to participate to a variety of ongoing basic research studies in the laboratory and are trained in leading-edge techniques of neuro-virology, molecular biology, cellular immunology and histology relevant to their projects. Fellows are also trained in manuscript preparation and grant writing and mentored in submitting a grant application to national or international funding agencies.

Finally, fellows have the opportunity to spend a one-month elective at our global neurology research program in Lusaka, Zambia

How to apply

Please send your curriculum vitae and a cover letter stating your interest for this fellowship, your long-term career goals and three letters of reference to:

Igor Koralnik, MD
Chairperson, Department of Neurological Sciences
Email: igor_koralnik@rush.edu

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. The start date of the fellowship is in July. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by January 31 the year prior.  Later applications may be considered.