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NEUROPATHOLOGY FELLOWSHIPS

BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, RI
Neuropathology Fellowship

Description: This accredited program provides two years of training in neuropathology in preparation for certification by the American Board of Pathology. Trainees will master gross and microscopic description of neuropathologic material obtained at autopsy or surgery, and electron microscopic evaluation of brain, nerve and muscle biopsies. They will serve as laboratory consultants too, and will participate in teaching conferences with the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (Neurology/Neurosurgery). General facilities are described under the Brown University Pathology Program. Clinical rotations will include forensic neuropathology (Medical Examiner's Office), and neonatal neuropathology (Women and Infants Hospital). A wide range of research opportunities are also available in the 5 affiliated teaching hospitals or in conjunction with the Brown campus faculty.

Faculty: Edward G. Stopa, MD (Director) (Alzheimer's Disease), Suzanne de la Monte, MD (Alzheimer's Disease), Conrad Johnson, PhD (Choroid Plexus Function), James Gilchrist, MD (Neuromuscular Diseases), Cynthia Jackson, PhD (Molecular Biology), Halit Pinar, MD (Pediatric/Perinatal Neuropathology), Elizabeth Laposata, MD (Forensic Neuropathology), Mary Ambler, MD (Emeritus Faculty), Satnley Aronson, MD (Emeritus Faculty).

Requirements: MD with two years of anatomic pathology training, or one year anatomic pathology and neurology or neurosurgery board eligibility.

Stipends: Stipends are commensurate with the year of postgraduate training (See Brown University scale). Stipends are adjusted yearly on July 1. Benefits include health and professional liability insurance and four weeks annual vacation.

Robin Kiernan
Dept. of Pathology

Mayo Clinic Rochester
Applications for the ACGME accredited two-year Fellowship in Neuropathology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, are being accepted for training beginning July 1, 2006. The program emphasizes diagnostic excellence by participation in the examination of large numbers of autopsy brains, and neurosurgical, eye, muscle and peripheral nerve specimens. Approximately 525 brains, 2000 neurosurgical specimens, 500 nerve and 1000 muscle biopsies are examined each year. Fellows participate in the teaching of the medical and physical therapy students and neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and pathology residents. There is close interaction with the departments of neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology. Opportunities for research collaboration with staff members are available in a variety of subspecialties, including neurodegenerative diseases demyelinating diseases, neurooncology, neuroimmunology, and neuromuscular disorders.

Requirements: Board eligibility or certification in Anatomic Pathology, or AP/CP, and license to practice in Minnesota.

Stipends: Commensurate with level of previous training.

For application and inquiries, please contact:

Joseph E. Parisi, MD
Neuropathology Fellowship Director
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Mayo Clinic


The Mayo Foundation is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and educator.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
The neuropathology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the ACGME and meets the requirements towards board certification in neuropathology. The program accepts one fellow in each year of training for the two-year fellowship program. We seek to train pathologists or other physicians with appropriate neuroscience training for careers in academic neuropathology. One year of fellowship is spent on clinical service, and the second provided as a year of research experience. The UAB Division of Neuropathology has a broad cachement area, with specimens originating from University Hospital, the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of Alabama and the Medical Examiner's System of Alabama, as well as an active consultation service. Research opportunities in many different disciplines are available, with numerous neuroscience subcenters in the University.

Requirements : Board eligibility or certification or certification in AP or AP/CP or other candidates as deemed eligible by the ABP. A license to practice medicine in Alabama is required.

Stipends : Commensurate with year of postgraduate training.

University of Pittsburgh
Neuropathology fellowship positions are available in the Division of Neuropathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Fellows are given full support for 1 to 4 years to develop clinical neuropathological expertise in addition to developing an active neuropathology research program. Numerous independent research programs studying neurologic diseases are available for training and collaboration. The primary criterion for assessing applicants is their current and predicted future competitiveness to attain an independent academic/research career. Individuals interested in obtaining purely clinical training in surgical or autopsy neuropathology are discouraged from applying.

For further information, contact:
Clayton A. Wiley, M.D., Ph.D.
Director Division of Neuropathology
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Presbyterian University Hospital
200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

University of Washington, Seattle
The Neuropathology Division at the University of Washington seeks a Neuropathology Fellow to begin a 2-year program commencing in July 2006. Our Division serves the University of Washington Academic Medical Center, including University Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, and VA Puget Sound Health Systems. These offer tertiary-level care to patients in the five-state region of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The training programs exposes the fellow to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of neurologic diseases and includes the use of standard diagnostic practices, as well as specialized techniques including immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry. In addition to excellence in diagnostic neuropathology, the Division is committed to cutting-edge research, and all trainees are welcome and encouraged to pursue research projects of their choosing. In addition to and extensive and rich research opportunities on campus, several of the members of the Division of Neuropathology maintain well-funded laboratories investigating developmental neurobiology, epilepsy, ischemic damage, demyelinating disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Obtain all this in one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States.

Stanford University
The Pathology Department, Stanford University School of Medicine, has openings for its ACGME-accredited two-year program in Neuropathology, beginning in July 2006. Prerequisites include eligibility for a California medical license and prior training in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology. Candidates with a strong background in neuroscience research are encouraged to apply. The program encourages fellows to pursue research projects with appropriate faculty mentors, either within the Pathology Department or in any other part of the University. Departmental support for such research projects is available. The Department also provides a generous housing supplement for all of its residents and clinical fellows. Stanford University is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups and particularly encourages applications from such candidates.

University of Virginia

The Division of Neuropathology at the University of Virginia has two openings for its ACGME accredited two-year fellowship program beginning July 2004. The program emphasizes excellence in diagnostic surgical neuropathology, muscle and nerve pathology, pituitary pathology, epilepsy pathology and neurodegenerative diseases. The program encourages fellows to pursue both clinical and translational research in the Division of Neuropathology and/or in collaboration with other Neurosciences departments.

Prerequisites: Board eligibility or certification in AP or AP/CP, and license to practice in Virginia.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity employer.

Neuropathology Training for Residents, Postdocs, and MD-PhD Students

The Institute of Neuropathology in Zurich offers training opportunities for MDs with a keen academic interest in the science and the diagnosis of neurological diseases.

Successful candidates will obtain a 3-4 years training positions which may, if desired, include a rotation in general surgical histopathology, with a goal to attain the official specialty title "Neuropathology FMH" bestowed by the Foederatio Medicorum Helvetiae(FMH).

We encourage freshman candidates to enter the combined MD-PhD curriculum, which leads to the "Dr. med. et Dr. rer. nat." (MD-PhD) title of the University of Zurich.

Many of the Institute's trainees were extraordinarily successful during their residence and, and have rapidly ascended to high academic ranks. Former trainees of the Institute include Otmar Wiestler (Heidelberg), Karl Plate (Frankfurt), Adriano Aguzzi (Zurich), Oliver Brüstle (Bonn), Sebastian Brandner (London), Marco Prinz (Göttingen), and Michael Klein (Würzburg). The current senior staff at the Institute includes Adriano Aguzzi, Frank Heppner and Markus Glatzel.

Recent publications of the Institute (years 2003-2004 only) include the following:

  • Adriano Aguzzi and Magdalini Polymenidou (2004) Mammalian Prion Biology: One Century of Evolving Concepts. Cell 116: 313-327
  • Aguzzi A, Glatzel M. (2004) vCJD tissue distribution and transmission by transfusion--a worst-case scenario coming true? Lancet 363:411-2
  • Adriano Aguzzi and Mathias Heikenwalder (2003). Prion diseases: Cannibals and garbage piles. Nature 423, 127-129.
  • Adriano Aguzzi and Christian Haass (2003) Games played by rogue proteins in Alzheimer's and prion disease. Science 302(5646):814-8
  • Adriano Aguzzi (2004) Understanding the diversity of prions. Nature Cell Biology, 6:290-2
  • Prinz, M., Heikenwalder, M., Junt, T., Schwarz, P., Glatzel, M., Heppner, F. L., Fu, Y. X., Lipp, M., and Aguzzi, A. (2003). Positioning of follicular dendritic cells within the spleen controls prion neuroinvasion. Nature 425:957-62
  • Mathias Heikenwalder, Magdalini Polymenidou, Tobias Junt, Christina Sigurdson, Hermann Wagner, Shizuo Akira, Rolf Zinkernagel, and Adriano Aguzzi (2004) Lymphoid follicle destruction and immunosuppression after repeated CpG oligodeoxynucleotide administration. Nature Medicine, 10: 187-192.
  • Markus Glatzel, Eugenio Abela, Manuela Maissen, and Adriano Aguzzi (2003) Extraneural pathological prion protein in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. New England J. Med 349: 1812-1820
  • Philipp Meier, Nicolas Genoud, Marco Prinz, Manuela Maissen, Thomas Rülicke, Andreas Zurbriggen, Alex J. Raeber and Adriano Aguzzi (2003) Soluble dimeric prion protein binds PrPSc in vivo and antagonizes prion disease. Cell 113, 49-60
Requirements include an excellent track record of university studies, good knowledge of English and preferably (but not necessarily) German, as well as the willingness and enthusiasm toward committing a strong effort in neuropathological diagnostics and science.

 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Neuropathologist/Surgical Pathologist
The Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine/VCU Health System is seeking a full-time Neuropathologist/Surgical Pathologist. Academic rank for this position will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be board certified/board eligible in Anatomic Pathology (AP or AP/CP) and Neuropathology. This individual will instruct medical students and participate in the training of Pathology residents and Neuropathology fellows. Must have an interest in research and scholarly activity. Send CV and three professional references to:
Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD Chair, Division of Anatomic Pathology Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Pathology PO Box 980662 Richmond, VA 23298-0662

VCU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

OPEN RANK
University of Virginia Health System

The Department of Pathology, University of Virginia Health System, invites applications for an academically oriented neuropathologist for a full-time faculty position; academic track and rank to be determined based on qualifications and experience. The candidate must have MD or MD/PhD degrees, AP Board certification and NP Board certification or
eligibility, and must obtain medical licensure in the State of Virginia. The successful candidate will share clinical responsibilities in the diagnostic surgical and autopsy neuropathology services and will participate in teaching medical students and residents. Candidates will be expected to conduct individual and/or collaborative research. Applicants with established research programs that complement current activities in neuro-oncology or neurodegenerative disorders are particularly desirable.

The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, a beautiful arts and culture-rich community of 40,000, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 2 hours south of Washington DC.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a list of three references to:

M. Beatriz S. Lopes, M.D.,
Search Committee Chair and Director of Neuropathology and Acting Director of Autopsy,
Department of Pathology
University of Virginia Health System



Position is open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois

The Department of Pathology at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County (Cook County Hospital) has a vacancy in the Division of Anatomic Pathology and is accepting applications for the position of a surgical pathologist with subspecialty expertise in Neuropathology. Candidates must be board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. Preference will be given to candidates with several years of experience in the field of neuropathology and general surgical pathology and a track record in clinical and translational research. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in resident education and clinical conferences. The Surgical Pathology laboratory accessions 20,000 specimens yearly, which includes approximately 300 neuropathology cases. An average of 100 autopsy cases are performed, many of which require neuropathology consultation.

This position is already advertised. The John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women and minority groups.

 

MEDICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
The City College of New York

A Medical Research Associate is being sought to conduct independent neuroanatomical research studies to visualize various cortical structures by injecting different tracers molecules in to the brain of small animals, study the development of cortico-cortical connections in the juvenile mammalian visual cortex and use the nucleolar organizational region proteins as markers to study development and organization in the visual cortex. Candidate should have good experience with histochemical and immunohistochemical techniques, stereotactic neurosurgical experimental methods for animal models and be able to use the computer based image analysis software like Neurolucida, NIH image J and Optimas MA for the anatomical reconstruction of histological sections.

Requirements: Master's in Biological sciences or Medical sciences or its foreign educational equivalent. Will also accept M.D or it's foreign educational equivalent plus 1-year experience in the job offered, or 1-year experience in related occupation as Medical Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow, Post Graduate Resident.
Salary: $34,000.00/year, 40hrs/wk.

Contact:
Prof. Jonathan B. Levitt
Department of Biology
The City College of New York
138th St. and Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031

 

SURGICAL PATHOLOGIST/NEUROPATHOLOGIST
Allegheny General Hospital

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of the Drexel University College of Medicine is currently seeking an anatomic pathologist with strong skills in neuropathology. The successful candidate must be board certified/eligible in anatomic pathology and neuropathology and able to obtain a license to practice in Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include diagnostic neuropathology/surgical pathology and teaching in the pathology residency and fellowship program as well as the neurology and neurosurgery fellowship programs. Opportunities for clinical and translational type research exist at Allegheny General Hospital. The pathology department has EM, IHC, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics/molecular diagnostics. Faculty rank at Drexel University College of Medicine and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send CV and name/addresses of three references to:
Jan F. Silverman, MD, Professor and Chairman
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4772

Allegheny General Hospital is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

Neuropathologist
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago

The Department of Pathology at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County has an open position for an accomplished neuropathologist. Candidates must be board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. Preference will be given to candidates with five or more years of experience in neuropathology and interest in participating in the surgical pathology rotations. We expect that the successful candidate will demonstrate interest in education and a tract record in clinical and translational research.

Please send letters of interest, curriculum vitae and at least three references to:
Marin Sekosan, M.D.
Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathology
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
1901 Harrison
Chicago, IL 60612

The John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

 

NEUROPATHOLOGIST
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Department of Pathology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is reopening our search for a board-certified or board-eligible neuropathologist to fill an Assistant Professor position. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has an active neurosurgical and neurosciences environment with great opportunities for academic growth in the Neuropathology Division. Material for diagnosis and teaching are derived from neuro-oncology cases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and our newly opened Children's Hospital, an active Pituitary Center, hospital and forensic autopsy services, a strong neuromuscular group, and neurosurgical/neuromuscular consultation cases. Successful candidates are expected to have an active role in undergraduate medical education and resident/neuropathology fellow training and to develop a vigorous independent or collaborative research program. This is an exciting period of growth within the Vanderbilt Pathology Department in a newly reorganized Neuropathology Division. Located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, a growing city with a metropolitan population of over one million, Vanderbilt University is one of the nation's leading research and teaching institutions with a highly ranked Cancer Center and active expansion in the clinical and basic neurosciences.

Please send curriculum vitae, letter of introduction, names and addresses of three references to:
Mark W. Becher, M.D.
Director, Division of Neuropathology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.

 

Academic Autopsy Pathologist
The department of Pathology of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston invites applications for a rewarding tenure-track faculty position in academic autopsy pathology. Applicants should be certified in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology. Responsibilities will include patient care (staffing the autopsy service), research or other scholarly activity, and teaching pathology residents and medical students. Subspecialty training or interest in pediatric and placental pathology or neuropathology is desirable. An excellent benefit package is included. We are seeking a full-time academic autopsy pathologist at the Assistant Professor level.
UTMB Autopsy Service perfoms approximately 350 autopsies per year and is in a position to expand services locally. The current practice includes a wide variety of cases from surgical, medical, pediatric and correctional medicine services. Some forensic cases are done in conjunction with the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office.
UTMB is a dynamic academic medical community, with more than 14,000 employees and 650 hospital beds. Areas of research emphasis and excellence on campus include biodefense, infectious diseases, and neurosciences. Other campus centers with opportunities for collaborative basic or translational research include the Sealy Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Sealy Center for Aging, the NIEHS Center for Environmental Toxicology, and the Institute for Medical Humanitites.
Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of personal and academic goals, and three letters of reference to:
David H. Walker, MD,ChairmanDepartment of PathologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0609 dwalker@utmb.edu
UTMB is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.