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Clinical Neurology Research Fellowship

The Clinical Neurology Research Fellowship is the only fellowship in the United States that specifically focuses on research and clinical practice in the field of Neurology. The fellow is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team in the Neurology Department at the University of Colorado Hospital’s Outpatient Clinics. The clinics contain but are not limited to the following areas: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, headache, trigeminal neuralgia, movement disorders, restless leg syndrome, and psychiatry.

The fellow is also highly involved in research projects related to neurology. This includes the planning, designing, and implementation of studies. Once the study is approved the fellow will be responsible for the efficient running of it, and will take the lead in data analysis and manuscript writing. They will become proficient in protocol design, good clinical practice, laboratory practices, and institutional review board (IBR) certification.

Current Research Projects:

  • A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study Comparing the Analgesic Efficacy of Cannabis versus Oxycodone, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, PI: Emily Lindley, PhD
  • Efficacy and safety of cannabidiol as add-on therapy in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex who experience inadequately controlled seizures, Greenwich Biosciences, PI: Charuta Joshi, MBBS
  • A Study of Tolerability and Efficacy of Cannabidiol on Tremor In Parkinson’s Disease, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, PI: Maureen Leehey, MD
  • Pilot Study of Oxtellar XR (oxcarbazepine extended release) in Neurology patients with trigeminal neuralgia, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, PI: Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD, FCCP, MSCS
  • Epilepsy and its Comorbidities: Building Evidence from Clinical Outcomes and Plasma Biomarkers, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences, PI: Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD, FCCP, MSCS
  • Clinical experience of safety and efficacy of fingolimod: a retrospective study of patients with multiple sclerosis in urban medical centers, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences. PI: Matthew Makelky, PharmD

The fellow will assist with precepting pharmacy students, and residents, and have the opportunity to disseminate knowledge in the didactic setting and skills based classrooms. Included in this fellowship opportunity will be clinical patient care on the inpatient neurology floors at The University of Colorado Hospital, the Anschutz Outpatient Clinic (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and movement disorders), and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. The goal of this fellowship is to train the fellow to become an independent practitioner in the clinic, academically and in research.

Each fellowship is two years in length, but this can be tailored by the needs of the program and the fellow. The application cycle will begin in January of the year that the current fellow is expected to end.

Fellowship Director:

Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD, FCCP, is a professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and also serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion in the Neurology Clinic. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Bainbridge at 303-724-2617 or​