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Stroke Fellowships

Information on Stroke Research Fellowship

University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus
American Stroke Association/Bugher Foundation Stroke
Collaborative Research Center

Stroke Research Fellowship Opportunities Available

The University of Colorado is one of three Stroke Collaborative Research Centers across the country currently funded by the American Heart Association Bugher Foundation. Training fellows with an interest in stroke research focused on pediatric and young adult stroke is one of the major goals of the foundation and of the center.  The center will fund four two-year fellowships between 2014-2018.

We seek strong clinical and basic science candidates from multidisciplinary backgrounds with an interest in stroke research focused on pediatric and young adult stroke.  Candidates will have a doctorate level degree (MD or PhD), and may come from diverse backgrounds including pediatric neurology, neurology, emergency medicine, intensive care, nursing, neuropsychology, neuroscience, and developmental biology.

We will offer three different two-year tracks as part of this program:

• Clinical Research Track: Fellows will complete a Master’s of Science in Clinical Science in the University of Colorado Denver’s Clinical Science Graduate Program (or equivalent didactic training appropriate for the candidate’s needs), while getting hands on experience in clinical research focused on pediatric and young adult stroke. Research training will be supplemented with clinical experience focused on pediatric and young adult stroke.
• Basic Science Research Track: Fellows will develop projects in the labs of Drs. Richard Traystman, Paco Herson and Wendy Macklin focusing on pediatric stroke mouse models. Didactic research training will be offered to supplement the research experience tailored to each fellow.
• Translational Research Track: Fellows will pursue one research question through a basic science project and clinical databases, and will have supplementary didactic and clinical research training tailored to their specific needs.

Positions are available for July 1st, 2015 & 2016.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested Candidates, please contact the fellowship co-directors:

​Sharon Poisson, MD
​Timothy Bernard, MD
​720-848-8529 ​303-594-7264