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AAN Research Program

The AAN has launched an ambitious research program, furthering our commitment to make a profound difference in the lives of researchers and patients.

Five new awards are among the 2018 AAN Research Program opportunities, as well as three large-scale awards that mark the AAN's pledge to support all types of research across all career levels and discovery stages.

Please contact Kristin Roehl, Grants Program Manager, with any specific questions.

View sample applications and frequently asked questions.

2018 Opportunities

The application deadline for 2018 has passed. 

Career Development Award

Career Development Award

  • Funded by the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Provides $150,000 per year for three years. Eligible applicants will have completed residency between five to 10 years prior to the start date of the Career Development Award.
Neuroscience Research Training Scholarship

Neuroscience Research Training Scholarship

  • Funded by the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Provides $75,000 over two years. The award is designed for basic and translational research proposals in neurology, and eligible applicants will have completed residency or a PhD no more than five years prior to the beginning of the award.
Clinical Research Training Scholarship (Fellowship)
Clinician-Scientist Development Award
Practice Research Training Scholarship (Fellowship)

Practice Research Training Scholarship (Fellowship)

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Award

Scientific and medical communities have called the shortage of investigators a crisis that will impact far more than the 50 million Americans currently affected by a neurologic disease.

Recognizing this critical need for neurology research, the AAN has dedicated its grant-making efforts.

NIH funding for neurologic research has remained the same for the last four years and competition for NIH funds has intensified. The increase in the AAN fellowships has kept the dream alive for many of our clinician-researchers.

AAN recipients have gone on to receive NIH funding at record levels. These awards are the first step to a broader base of support.

Recipients

2017 Research Program Recipients

Career Development Award 
Funded by the American Academy of Neurology.
Recipient: Lidia Maria Moura, MD, MPH
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School 
Mentor: John Hsu, MD, MBA, MSCE
Research Project: Epilepsy in the Elderly: Predictors of Treatment Adherence and Outcomes

Neurology Research Training Scholarship Funded by the American Academy of Neurology.
Recipient: Hsiao-Tuan Chao, MD, PhD
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine  
Mentor: Hugo J. Bellen, DVM, PhD
Research Project: Transcriptional Dysregulation of Neural Circuits in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Clinical Research Training Scholarship (formerly Fellowship) 

Funded by the American Academy of Neurology.
Recipient: Isaac Marin-Valencia, MD
Institution: The Rockefeller University
Mentor: Joseph Gleeson, MD
Research Project: Analysis of the Clinical and Molecular Aspects of Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia

Recipient: Melissa Cortez, DO
Institution: University of Utah
Mentor: KC Brennan, MD, FAAN
Research Project: Multimodal Autonomic Assessment in Concussion and Post-traumatic Headache

Recipient: Afsaneh Shirani, MD
Institution: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Mentor: Anne H. Cross, MD
Research Project: Predicting Clinical Progression in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Using a Novel Imaging Biomarker Targeted at Differentiating and Quantifying the Underlying Pathologies

Practice Research Training Scholarship (formerly Fellowship) 
Funded by the American Academy of Neurology.
Recipient: Christopher Tarolli, MD
Institution: University of Rochester
Mentor: E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA
Research Project: Palliate PD: Assessment, Identification, and Testing of Symptom and Critical Event Indicators for Standardized Referral to Palliative Care in Parkinson Disease

Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship 

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Epilepsy Foundation.
Recipient: Alice Lam, MD, PhD
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Mentor: Sydney Cash, MD, PhD
Research Project: Developing a Neurophysiologic Toolbox for Diagnosing Epilepsy in Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy 
Funded by Lundbeck. 
Recipient: Adam Numis, MD
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Mentor: Daniel Lowenstein, MD
Research Project: The Inflammatory Molecular Profile for Treatment Response in Infantile Spasms

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome 

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Tourette Association of America. 
Recipient: Joseph McGuire, PhD
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles 
Mentor: John Piacentini, PhD
Research Project: Neurocognitive Predictors and Neural Correlates of Behavior Therapy for Tourette Syndrome

Recipient: Flint Espil, PhD
Institution: Stanford University 
Mentor: Allan Reiss, MD
Research Project: Cortical Functioning and Correlates of Behavior Therapy for Youth with Persistent Tic Disorders

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease 
Funded by Lundbeck. 
Recipient: Laurie Robak, MD, PhD
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine 
Mentor: Joshua M. Shulman, MD
Research Project: Elucidating Genetic Links Between Lysosomal Storage Disorders and Parkinson's Disease

Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in ALS Research 
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the ALS Association.  
Recipient: Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Mentor: Michael Schwarzschild, MD, PhD
Research Project: Phase 2 Trial of Inosine in ALS
 
Clinical Research Training Fellowship in ALS Research 
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the ALS Association.  
Recipient: Nicholas Olney, MD
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Mentor: Howard J. Rosen, MD
Research Project: Cervical Spine Imaging and CSF Neurofilament Light Chain as Biomarkers in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Fellowship 
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke. 
Recipient: Laura Graham, MPH
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mentor: Emily Levitan, BS, MPH
Research Project: Improving Participation and Reducing Acute Cardiovascular Hospitalizations with Weight Management (ReACH)

Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis 
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National MS Society.
Recipient: Ryan Schubert, MD 
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Mentor: Steven Hauser, MD 
Research Project: Using Comprehensive Phage Display Coupled with Next-generation Sequencing to Define the Evolution of Autoantibodies and Viral Antibodies in the Two Years After a First Demyelinating Event

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Muscular Dystrophy 

Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Recipient: Johanna Hamel, MD
Institution: University of Rochester 
Mentor: Charles A. Thornton, MD, FAAN
Research Project: Comparative Studies of RNA Toxicity in Myotonic Dystrophy

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease 
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. 
Recipient: Michelle Fullard, MD
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Mentor: Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD
Research Project: Wearable Devices and Smartphone Applications in Parkinson's disease

Research Training Fellowship in Ataxia 
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National Ataxia Foundation. 
Recipient: Jill Butler, PhD
Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mentor: Marek Napierala, PhD
Research Project: Upregulation of Mitochondrial Aldehyde Dehydrogenases to Inhibit Neurodegeneration in Friedreich's Ataxia

Robert Katzman Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association.
Recipient: Joel Salinas, MD, MBA, MSc
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Mentor: Jonathan Rosand, MD
Research Project: Quantitative Social Phenotyping in Alzheimer's Dementia

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinson's Disease 
Funded by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and AbbVie.
Recipient: Baijayanta Maiti, MD, PhD 
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis 
Mentor: Joel S. Perlmutter, MD, FAAN
Research Project: Cerebellar Vermal Connections as a Biomarker of Gait and Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson Disease

Past Recipients

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

2016

American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowships
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation

  • Ellen Penney, MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School
    Molecular Insights from iPSC-Derived Models in X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism
    Mentor: Nutan Sharma, MD, PhD
  • Caitlin Rollins, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    Fetal Brain Development in Congenital Heart Disease
    Mentor: Janet Soul, MD,CM, FRCPC 
  • Santosh Murthy, MD, MPH
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    Central Nervous Inflammation in Spontaneous Intracerebral hemorrhage: Temporal Changes and Clinical Outcomes
    Mentor: Constantino Iadecola, MD

Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Epilepsy Foundation 

  • Paula Voinescu, MD, PhD
    Brigham and Women Hospital
    Consequences of Altering Antiepileptic Drugs for Pregnancy Planning in Women with Epilepsy
    Mentor: Page Pennell, MD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy
Funded by Lundbeck

  • Vaishnav Krishnan, MD, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    The Role of Cbln1 in Mediating Seizure-Induced Impairments in Social Behavior
    Mentor: Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Tourette Syndrome
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Tourette Association of America

  • Matthew Capriotti, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco
    Integrating Tele-Behavior Therapy Services Into a Hospital-Based Tic Clinic
    Mentor: Carol Matthews, MD 

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Stroke
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and Genentech

  • Chia-Ling Phuah, MBBChir, MA, BA
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Genetic Analyses of Inflammatory Pathways in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
    Mentor: Jonathan Rosand, MD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Parkinsons's Disease
Funded by Lundbeck

  • Katherine McDonell, MD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Norepinephrine-targeted Therapy for Action Control in Parkinson Disease
    Mentor: David Robertson, MD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in ALS Research
Funded by the ALS Association

  • Cindy Ly, MD, PhD
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Investigating Innate Immunity and Autophagy in TBK1-associated AL
    Mentor: Timothy Miller, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis
Funded by the Allergan Foundation

  • Christopher Hemond, MD
    Brigham & Women's Hospital
    A Longitudinal Study of Unique MS-MRI Phenotypes and their Linkage to Immune Profiles
    Mentor: Rohit Bakshi, MD, MA

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Disease
Funded by the Allergan Foundation

  • Fanny Elahi, MD, DPhil
    University of California San Francisco
    Disentangling Contributions from Chronic Inflammation, Cerebral Amyloid Burden and White Matter Integrity to Age-related Cognitive Decline in a Longitudinal Cohort of Functionally Intact Older Adults
    Mentor: Joel Kramer, PhD
  • Stephanie Buss, MD
    Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center
    Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Biomarker in Mild Cognitive Impairment
    Mentor: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD

2015

American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowships
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation.

  • Felicia Chow, MD
    University of California, San Francisco
    HIV and Sex Effects on Cerebrovasuclar Function and Stroke Risk
    Mentor: Richard Price
  • Albert Davis, MD
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Regulation of Alpha-synuclein Aggregation by apoE Isoforms
    Mentor: David Holtzman, MD, FAAN
  • Gregory Day, MD, MSc
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Measuring Neuronal Loss and Impact on Cognitive Outcomes in Antibody-mediated Enchephalopathy
    Mentor: John Morris, MD, FAAN
  • Corey Fehnel, MD
    Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
    Improving Prediction of Hospital Readmission Following Acute Ishemic Stroke
    Mentor: Vincent Mor, Phd, MEd
  • Carolyn Fredericks, MD
    University of California, San Francisco
    Clinical Characterization and Functional Connectivity in Neuronal Cell-surface Antibody-mediated Encephalitis
    Mentor: Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD
  • Emily Gilmore, MD
    Yale University
    Understanding Potentially Harmful EEG Patterns in Patients with Acute Brain Injury and Critical Illness
    Mentor: Kevin N. Sheth, MD
  • Todd Herrington, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Effect of Phasic Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus on Gambling Behavior
    Mentor: Emad Eskandar, MD
  • Inge Meijer, MD, PhD
    CHUSJ-Montreal University
    Genetics of Childhood Dystonia Syndromes
    Mentor: Rachel Saunders-Pullman, MD
  • Dona Murphy, MD
    Bayer College of Medicine
    Revealing the Role of ACTH in Cortical Circuit Development
    Mentor: Benjamin Arenkiel, MD
  • Nigel Pedersen, MBBS
    BIDMC
    The Mammillary Region in Epilepsy? Investigation and Intervention
    Mentor: Clifford Saper, MD, PhD, FAAN
  • William Renthal, MD
    Harvard Medical School
    Control of Gene Length as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Rett Syndrome
    Mentor: Michael Greenberg, MD
  • Mathula Thangarajh, MD, PhD
    Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
    Steroid-responsive Pharmacodynamic Biomarkers in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    Mentor: Eric Hoffman, PhD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in the Neurological Application of Neurtoxins
Funded by the Allergan Foundation.

  • Wei Hu, MD, PhD
    University of Florida
    Combined Therapy with rTMS and Botulinum Toxin in Primary Cervical Dystonia
    Mentor: Aparna Wagle Shukla, MD
  • David Schmerler, DO
    University of Cincinnati
    OnabotulinumtoxinA in the Management of Psychogenic Dystonia: A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Proof-of-conept Study
    Mentor: Alberto Espay, MD, FAAN

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in ALS Research
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the ALS Association.

  • Hristelina Ilieva, MD
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Cerebro-spinal Fluid Analysis in Patients with C9ORF72 Hexanucleotide Expansion
    Mentor: Jeffery Rothstein, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in MS
Funded by Genzyme, a Sanofi Company

  • Vanessa Beynon, MD
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Regulation of Human Tr1 Cell Differentiation by IL-27-Mechanism and role in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    Mentor: Howard Weiner, MD

Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Epilepsy Foundation

  • Leigh Sepeta, PhD
    Children's National Medical Center
    Mapping Memory in Pediatric Epilepsy
    Mentor: William Gaillard, MD

2013

American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowships 

  • Brian Wainger, MD, PhD
  • April Levin, MD
  • Jasmeer Chhatwal, MD, PhD
  • Michael Wilson, MD
  • Michael Fox, MD, PhD
  • Michael Ward, MD, PhD
  • Rizwan Akhtar, MD, PhD
  • Paul George, MSE, MD, PhD

Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

  • Robert Kotloski, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

  • Joseph Glykys, MD, PhD

Clinical Research Training Fellowships in Neurotoxins

  • Nada Hindiyeh, MD
  • Veronica Bruno, MD

2012

American Brain Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowships

  • Christopher Anderson, MD, PhD  
  • An Hong Do, MD
  • Thalia S. Field, MD
  • Vikas Kotagal, MD
  • Corneliu C. Luca, MD, PhD
  • Kiran Maski, MD
  • Carolina Barnett-Tapia, MD
  • Mwiza Ushe, MD
  • Jeffrey Waugh, MD, PhD
  • M. Brandon Westover, MD, PhD

American Brain Foundation/Alzheimer's Association Robert Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research

  • Suzanne Schindler, MD, PhD

American Brain Foundation/American Epilepsy Society/Epilepsy Foundation Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy

  • Anli Liu, MD, MA

2011

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Nazem Atassi, MD
  • Jorg Dietrich, MD, PhD
  • Sheng-Han Kuo, MD
  • Doris Leung, MD
  • Jee Hoon Roh, MD
  • Omar Siddiqi, MD
  • Tomo Tarui, MD
  • Peter Tsai, MD, PhD
  • Robert White, MD, PhD
  • Catherine Chu-Shore, MD

This fellowship is supported by the American Academy of Neurology, the AAN Foundation, and the AAN Foundation Corporate Roundtable.

  • Jeffrey Marc Gelfand, MD

AAN Foundation/AES/Epilepsy Foundation Susan S. Spencer Clinical Research Training Fellowship In Epilepsy Recipient

  • Piero Perucca, MD

2010

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Vikram Khurana, MD, PhD
  • Suzanne Goh, MD
  • William C. Kreisl, MD
  • Khalid A. Hanafy, MD, PhD
  • Michael Kruer, MD
  • Eugenia Ho, MD
  • Kevin Sheth, MD
  • Nicte Mejia, MD

AAN Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Stroke

  • Sharon Poisson, MD

AAN Foundation Robert Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Alzheimer's Research

  • Winston Chiong, MD, PhD

2009

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Daniel O. Claassen, MD
  • Rachel Goldmann Gross, MD
  • Chad Hales, MD, PhD
  • William Taylor Kimberly, MD, PhD
  • Andrew Lim, MD
  • Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD
  • Sashank Prasad, MD
  • Lesli E. Skolarus, MD
  • Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD
  • Martina Vendrame, MD, PhD

AAN Foundation Corporate Roundtable
Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipient

  • Toni Pearson, MD

2008

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Meredith Barad, MD
  • Sarah Barnett, MD, MPH
  • Michelle Burack, MD, PhD
  • Emily L. Ho, MD, PhD
  • Shafali Jeste, MD
  • Eric Klawiter, MD
  • Beth Leeman, MA, MD
  • Michael Levy, MD
  • Aaron McMurtray, MD
  • Marta San Luciano, MD
  • Peter K. Todd, MD, PhD
  • William T. Hu, MD, PhD  
    American Academy of Neurology Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship

2007

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Brent L. Fogel, MD, PhD
  • Omar Khwaja, MD
  • Tanya N. Turan, MD
  • Adeline Vanderver, MD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Jeremiah M. Schaaf, MD, PhD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship Raymond Adams
  • Julie Ann Siegenthaler, PhD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation/AHA/ASA Lawrence M. Brass, MD. Stroke Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

2006

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Latisha K. Ali, MD
  • Ray Dorsey, MD
  • Roy Hamilton, MD, MS
  • Michael Benatar, MBChB, DPhil  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation and ALSA Clinical Research Fellowship
  • Benzi M. Kluger, MD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • John Hixson, MD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • C. N. Madhavarao, PhD  
    Canavan Clinical Research Training Fellowship

2005

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Yoon-Hee Cha, MD
  • Annapurna Poduri, MD
  • C. Adam Kirton, MD, MSc  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Cindy Zadikoff, MD

2004

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Wendy Ziai, MD
  • Randall Bateman, MD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Lisa Silbert, MD
  • Scott McPhee, MD  
    Canavan Clinical Research Training Fellowship

2003

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Deborah Hall, MD
  • Joel I. Shenker, MD, PhD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Eric E. Smith, MD

2002

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MD
  • Lara M. Schrader, MD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Cassandra J. Milling, MD

2001

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Fredy Revilla, MD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Jocelyn Bautista, MD
  • John W. Cole, MD

2000

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Thomas Jeerakathil, MD, BSC
  • Romergryko G. Geocadin, MD  
    American Academy of Neurology Foundation Corporate Roundtable Clinical Research Training Fellowship
  • Jonathan Rosand, MD
  • Michael S. Okun, MD Roche Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Movement Disorders

1999

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipients

  • Bradford B. Worrall, MD, MSc
  • Catherine Lomen Hoerth, MD, PhD
  • Steve S. Chung, MD Astra Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Epilepsy
  • Kathy Ann Kujawa, MD, PhD
    Roche Clinical Research Training Fellowship in Movement Disorders

1996

Clinical Research Training Fellowship Recipient

  • Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSC
Clinician-scientist Development Award Recipients

2016

Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation and the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

  • Micheal Hehir, MD
    University of Vermont
    Immunosuppressive Cost Unit: A Novel Method to Assess the Value and Cost of Immunosuppressant Side Effects
    Mentor: Ted Burns, MD

Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in ALS Research
Funded by the ALS Association

  • Lindsey Hayes, MD, PhD
    Johns Hopkins University
    Pharmacodynamic Biomarker Development for C9ORF72 Antisense Therapy
    Mentor: Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD

John F. Kurtzke, MD, FAAN Clinician-Scientist Development Three-Year Award in Multiple Sclerosis
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

  • Pavan Bhargava, MBBS, MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Targeting Leptomeningeal Inflammation for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
    Mentor: Peter Calabresi, MD, FAAN, FANA

Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Fellowship
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke

  • Karen Hirsch, MD
    Stanford University
    Post-cardiac Arrest Brain Injury: Novel Methodologies to Quantify Severity and Predict Outcome
    Mentor: Gregory Albers, MD

Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National MS Society

  • Joseph Sabatino, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco
    Myelin-specific CD8+ T cell Pathogenicity in Multiple Sclerosis
    Mentor: Scott Zamvil, MD, PhD

2015

Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the National MS Society

  • Michael Kornberg, MD, PhD
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    The Role and Therapeutic Potential of Nitric Oxide-induced Nuclear GAPDH Signaling in Multiple Sclerosis
    Mentor: Soloman Snyder, MD

Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Fellowship
Cosponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Foundation, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

  • Sunil Sheth, MD
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Characterization of Lipid Biomarkers in the Detection, Prognosis, and Time Course of Acute Ischemic Stroke
    Mentor: Nestor Gonzalez, MD

 2014
Richardo Roda, MD, PhD

Clinician Scientist Development Three-year Award in Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

Mathew Schindler, MD, PhD
Clinician Scientist Development Three-year Award in Multiple Sclerosis

Amber Van Laar, MD
Clinician Scientist Development Three-year Award in Parkinson's Diseas

 2013
Riley Bove, MD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

James Berry, MD, PhD
Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the ALS Association

 2012
Matthew Bellizzi, MD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

2011
Vikram Khurana, MD, PhD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Parkinson's Disease Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Steve Han, MD, PhD
Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the ALS Association

Salim Chahin. MD
Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 2010
Zongqi Xia, MD, PhD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Gabriele De Luca, MD, PhD
Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 2009
Swati Aggarwal, MD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the ALS Association

2008
Christophe Severson, MD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Aleksandar Videnovic, MD, MSc
Clinician Scientist Development Award in Parkinson's Disease Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation

 2007
Amy Waldman, MD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

2005
Ari Green, MD

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis Cosponsored by the American Brain Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Practice Research Training Fellowship Recipients

2016
Mia Minen, MD, MPH
NYU Langone Medical Center

2015
Benjamin Tolchin, MD
Bringham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

2014
David Hwang, MD
Yale School of Medicine

2013
Michelle Kvalsund, DO, MS
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2012  
Holly E. Hinson, MD 
Oregon Health and Science University 
  
2011  
Douglas M. Sproule, MD 
Columbia University 
  
2010  
Farrah Mateen, MD 
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
  
2008  
Ana-Claire Meyer, MD 
UCLA

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Recipients

2014
AAN Foundation/American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stroke:Amin Khalifeh Soltani, MD, PhD

2013
AAN Foundation/American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stroke: Clotilde Balucani, MD, PhD

2012
AAN Foundation/American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stroke: Adina Al Hazzouri, PhD, MS

2007
AAN Foundation/American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Lawrence M. Brass Stroke Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stroke: Julie Anne Siegenthaler, PhD

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