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DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL AND THE ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
Start date: July 1, 2018
The Department of Neurology of the Icahn School of Medicine is recruiting for three two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in clinical neuropsychology. The fellowship program follows the scientist-practitioner model of training, thus fellows will be engaged in both clinical and research activities. As a large academic medical center, we also offer a wide array of didactic training experiences. Our fellowship program meets the requirements for licensing as a psychologist in New York State.
Supervision is chiefly provided by the program’s Co-Directors: James F. Sumowski, Ph.D. and Suzan Uysal, Ph.D., ABPP-CN. Dr. Sumowski is an Associate Professor of Neurology and of Psychiatry, and the clinical neuropsychologist in the Corinne G. Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). His research program on cognition in MS is funded by the NIH and the National MS Society. Dr. Uysal is an Associate Professor in the departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine. She is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist whose interests encompass clinical neuropsychology education, functional neuroanatomy, dementia, and perioperative neuroprotection.
The fellowship is located at Mount Sinai Hospital, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s largest and most respected hospitals, acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care and research. In particular, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine are ranked within the top 20 nationally in Overall Hospital Ranking, Neurology & Neurosurgery Specialty Ranking (US News & World Report), and total grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We serve one of the most diverse patient populations in the world, and we place a high value on the diversity of our workforce and leadership; the Mount Sinai Health System was ranked No. 1 on DiversityInc’s Top Hospitals and Health Systems list for 2017.
Clinical training and responsibilities will be focused on patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neuroinflammatory diseases, but will include in-depth neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults with primary neurologic or neurodevelopmental conditions. All fellows gain experience treating a diverse patient population.
Fellows will also receive training in research methods through journal clubs and participation in ongoing research projects, including a large ongoing NIH prospective cohort study of risk and protective factors for cognitive decline in persons with MS. Interested fellows can receive more extensive research training, including mentorship in project development, dissemination, and grant writing. Fellows participate in existing clinical research studies as well as develop and carry out their own individual research project through secondary analysis of existing data resources under the mentorship of fellowship faculty. Fellows also have the opportunity to assist faculty in the preparation of new projects, manuscripts, and grant applications.
Didactic training opportunities within the Department of Neurology include: seminars and lectures on functional neuroanatomy, behavioral neurology, neuropsychology, neuropsychology journal club, clinical case studies on MS and related diseases with clinicians within the MS Center, neuroradiology seminar, and Neurology Department Grand Rounds. Fellows may also attend select clinical neurology didactics targeted to third year medical students, and neurology residency seminars on specific diseases (with live patients). PhD