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Research Awards

Over the years, many of our residents have gone on to start successful research programs of their own. In addition to the R25 awards during training, our residents have received competitive grants from the American Academy of Neurology and other foundations.

Here are just a few:

Omar Siddiqi, MD, MPH

Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
A prospective study on new-onset seizures in Zambian HIV-positive patients
Mentor: Dr. Igor Koralnik, MD

Vaishnav Krishnan, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The Role of Cbln1 in Mediating Seizure-Induced Impairments in Social Behavior
Mentor: Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD
Funded by Lundbeck

Katherine McDonell, MD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinsons’s Disease
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Norepinephrine-targeted Therapy for Action Control in Parkinson Disease
Mentor: David Robertson, MD
Funded by Lundbeck

Stephanie Buss, MD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Biomarker in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Mentor: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
Funded by the Allergan Foundation

Corey Fehnel, MD

American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowships
Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Improving Prediction of Hospital Readmission Following Acute Ishemic Stroke
Mentor: Vincent Mor, Phd, Med
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation

Nigel Pedersen, MBBS

American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowships
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The Mammillary Region in Epilepsy? Investigation and Intervention
Mentor: Clifford Saper, MD, PhD, FAAN
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation

Michael Benatar, MBChB, DPhil

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipient
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
American Academy of Neurology Foundation and ALSA Clinical Research Fellowship

Research grants are available from many sources depending on your interests. For examples, please visit the research websites for the AAN, National Institutes of Health, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Catalyst, Training Grants at HMS, and the Michael J Fox Foundation.