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Training Programs

The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease offers or contributes to several programs for those seeking to further their education and build careers in academic subspecialty medicine or research in cognitive neurology and neuroscience. Learn more via the links below.


Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

This program trains physicians for national and international leadership positions in the field of behavioral neurology. The fellowship provides clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient behavioral neurology, as well as research training. There is didactic teaching through seminars and discussion groups.
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Mechanisms of Aging and Dementia Training Program

This multidisciplinary program provides postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees with comprehensive research experience in fundamental and clinical aspects of aging and dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease. Program courses and research activities provide a broad overview of aging and dementia research, including molecular/cell biology, signaling, systems, neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience and brain imaging. In particular, the program brings molecular/cellular approaches together with cognitive neurological and clinical approaches.
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Neuropathology Fellowship

This fellowship, through the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, aims to prepare fellows for all aspects of a highly successful career in academic neuropathology. One new fellow is accepted into the program every other year. Fellowship faculty include nationally and internationally recognized experts, particularly in the fields of neurodegenerative neuropathology and gene regulation of nervous system development and function.

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Neuroscience of Human Cognition Training Program

This interdepartmental training program offers world-class advanced training in neuroscience. With over 150 affiliated faculty members distributed across more than 20 departments on the Chicago and Evanston campuses, it is an extensive yet highly collaborative program with numerous and diverse foci of research excellence. NUIN accepts qualified students from diverse backgrounds.

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Social Work Fellowship in Neurocognitive Disorders

We offer a one-year (with option to renew for an additional year) postgraduate social work fellowship dedicated to the education and training of social work professionals who are interested in conducting research and developing their clinical skills when working with people who have neurocognitive disorders and their families. 

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Commitment to Diversity

The Mesulam Center strongly encourages applications from minority candidates who are under-represented in our specialty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities and LGBTQ students.

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