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2014 Robert Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research

ELIGIBILITY

1. For the purpose of this fellowship, clinical research is defined as “patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurological disease. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research.” Disease-related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue also are encouraged if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests, or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases.

2. Recipient must be an AAN member interested in an academic career in clinical research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past five years. Those early in their clinical research careers will be given priority.

MATERIALS FOR APPLICATION

Submit one complete set of the following application materials via the American Brain Foundation website:

1. Letter of nomination from the chair of the department of neurology, including assurance that clinical service responsibilities will be restricted to no more than 20 percent of the fellow’s time.

2. Three-page research plan, including brief statements of aims, background, and the contemplated approaches to methodology and data. The research plan should be written by the applicant and should represent his/her original work. However, the applicant is expected and encouraged to develop this plan based on discussion with the proposed mentor. It is appropriate for the proposed work to be specifically related to the mentor’s ongoing research, but not required.

3. Current curriculum vitae.

4. Two letters of reference supporting the applicant’s potential for a clinical, academic research career and qualifications for the fellowship. Letters of reference are in addition to the three-page research plan.

5. Listing of the applicant’s and mentor’s current and pending support, other than this fellowship, using NIH format.

6. Letter from proposed mentor detailing his/her support of and commitment to the applicant and the proposed research and training plan. The letter should specifically indicate the mentor’s role in the development and preparation of the applicant’s research plan.

Letter should describe:

• How the proposed research fits into the mentor’s research program

• Expertise and experience in the area of research proposed and the nature of the mentor’s

• Mentor’s prior experience in the supervision, training, and successful mentoring of clinician scientists

• Potential for applicant’s future research career and comparison of applicant amongst other residents

• More than one mentor is permitted. One mentor should be designated as primary and be responsible for administrative issues

7. Proposed mentor’s NIH Biosketch.

8. Document describing arrangements for formal course work including: quantitative clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, data analysis, and ethics.

Please submit only one application. The review committee will consider your application for all of the applicable fellowships.

 ELIGIBILITY

1. For the purpose of this fellowship, clinical research is defined as “patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurological disease. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research.” Disease-related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue also are encouraged if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests, or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases.

2. Recipient must be an AAN member interested in an academic career in clinical research who has completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a PhD) within the past five years. Those early in their clinical research careers will be given priority.

 MATERIALS FOR APPLICATION

Submit one complete set of the following application materials via the American Brain Foundation website:

1. Letter of nomination from the chair of the department of neurology, including assurance that clinical service responsibilities will be restricted to no more than 20 percent of the fellow’s time.

2. Three-page research plan, including brief statements of aims, background, and the contemplated approaches to methodology and data. The research plan should be written by the applicant and should represent his/her original work. However, the applicant is expected and encouraged to develop this plan based on discussion with the proposed mentor. It is appropriate for the proposed work to be specifically related to the mentor’s ongoing research, but not required.

3. Current curriculum vitae.

4. Two letters of reference supporting the applicant’s potential for a clinical, academic research career and qualifications for the fellowship. Letters of reference are in addition to the three-page research plan.

5. Listing of the applicant’s and mentor’s current and pending support, other than this fellowship, using NIH format.

6. Letter from proposed mentor detailing his/her support of and commitment to the applicant and the proposed research and training plan. The letter should specifically indicate the mentor’s role in the development and preparation of the applicant’s research plan.

Letter should describe:

• How the proposed research fits into the mentor’s research program

• Expertise and experience in the area of research proposed and the nature of the mentor’s

• Mentor’s prior experience in the supervision, training, and successful mentoring of clinician scientists

• Potential for applicant’s future research career and comparison of applicant amongst other residents

• More than one mentor is permitted. One mentor should be designated as primary and be responsible for administrative issues

7. Proposed mentor’s NIH Biosketch.

8. Document describing arrangements for formal course work including: quantitative clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, data analysis, and ethics.

Please submit only one application. The review committee will consider your application for all of the applicable fellowships.

 

 

 

 

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