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BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, RI
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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?
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,
- 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.
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.
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
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
Department of Pathology
University of Virginia Health System
Position is open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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.
Prof. Jonathan B. Levitt
Department of Biology
The City College of New York
138th St. and Convent Ave
New York, NY 10031
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
Please send CV and name/addresses of three references
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
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
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.
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
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
David H. Walker, MD,ChairmanDepartment of PathologyUniversity
of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston301 University Boulevard, Galveston,
Texas 77555-0609 firstname.lastname@example.org
UTMB is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution
that proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged