The Department of Neurology has a strong tradition of both basic and clinical research. Many internationally recognized clinician-researchers are members of the faculty. The Department consistently ranks as one of the top five neurology departments in the United States for extramural research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
The philosophy of the Department of Neurology is that research should be part of each resident's educational experience. Accordingly, each resident is required to complete a clinical or basic science research project during their residency, culminating in a Neurology Grand Rounds presentation and an abstract submission to the American Academy of Neurology or the American Neurological Association for presentation at their annual meetings. A faculty mentor is assigned to each resident for this experience.
Research opportunities are also available in the laboratories of basic scientists working on neural regeneration and plasticity, neural development, nervous system aging, neurotransmitter and receptor identification, and neural transplantation.