- Duration of Fellowship: One year. The program is renewable, contingent upon successful completion of the initial training.
- Requirements: Candidate should be a graduate of an accredited neurology residency training program.
- Starting Date: July 1
- Salary Level: PGY5 or commensurate with previous clinical research experience.
The University of North Carolina Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis program is designed to provide a comprehensive training in clinical care, and in conducting clinical trials for patients with MS. Presently, active clinical trials include investigator-initiated studies assessing immunomodulatory effects of statins and interferon beta-1a in patients with isolated clinical syndrome suggestive of MS. Several multicentric clinical trials evaluating effectiveness of combination treatment of interferons and copaxone with additional immunosuppressive agents are underway. Clinical fellows will be involved in the design of study protocols, recruitment of patients and control subjects, identification of outcome measures, safety monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and presentation.
Our center has an active collaboration with the Department of Radiology, where state-of-the-art neuroimaging is available for research studies, including an MRI 3T scanner. The UNC neuroimmunology research laboratory will perform additional outcome measures including gene expression analysis and cellular experiments that will further characterize patients’ response to therapy or the natural course of disease.
Please forward a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:
Silva Markovic-Plese, M.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Neuroscience Research Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599