Neuroepidemiology Fellowship

Program Description:

The Center for Stroke Research in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois College of Medicine offers one research fellowship position for one or two years, depending on prior training and experience, to prepare one for a research career in epidemiology and prevention of cerebrovascular disease. This training program aims to produce broadly experienced professionals who will become capable members of interdisciplinary research teams in the field of stroke and vascular disease prevention and clinical trials. The Center for Stroke Research in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation at the University of Illinois College of Medicine is committed to continue to expand its scientific endeavors to ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse populations. This is non-ACGME program.

Program Objectives:

The three major objectives of the fellowship training program are to obtain direct research experience in the conduct of observational and clinical trial study designs, data collection and analysis, and participate in a core seminar program. The principal emphasis is on direct involvement in ongoing research, including design, implementation, evaluation, and data analysis. The core seminar program provides a modest structured, didactic experience. In addition, fellowship trainees are encouraged to take coursework in fields new to them to broaden their knowledge base in preparation for interdisciplinary research activities. Also, there may be limited research in patient care and teaching opportunities.

Neuroepidemiology Fellowship Requirements (educational training, etc.):

Individuals with an M.D. or a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) are eligible to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship. However, in general they must have received their doctoral degree within six years (M.D. degrees) or three years (Ph.D. degrees) prior to the planned training start date. Physician applicants generally have completed residency in Neurology or have experience in Preventive Medicine. Ph.D. applicants generally have backgrounds in public health, biostatistics, public policy, nutrition, or epidemiology. A copy of the application’s CV and 3 letters of recommendation are required.

Program Faculty:

For further information on the Research Fellowship, contact:

Dilip K. Pandey, MBBS, MS, PhD ( )
Associate Professor and Director
Neuroepidemiology & Clinical Trials Program
Maria Mata (
Program Coordinator
T 312-996-6906
F 312-996-4169

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