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Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Fellowship

Program Director
  • William Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Faculty

  • Allan Levey, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair
  • James Lah, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
  • William Hu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Thomas Wingo, M.D., Assistant Professor
  • Chadwick Hales, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Felicia Goldstein, Ph.D., Professor
  • Melanie Greenaway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Jonathan Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Number of Fellows: 1 per year

Length: 1-2 year

Accreditation: Non-accredited

Program Overview

The objective for the Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology  Fellowship is to obtain a broad education in the clinical, neuropsychological, radiological, and biomarker aspects of neurodegenerative disorders.

Clinical experiences emphasize training in the diagnosis of common neurodegenerative disorders, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD, including behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia), Lewy body disease, and traumatic brain injury.   Fellows will also become familiar with cognitive disorders common in other neurological disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, tauopathies (corticobasal degeneration and progressive supranuclear palsy) through clinical rotations and clinicopathologic conferences.

Emory University serves as a major tertiary referral center for patients with cognitive disorders in Georgia and the Southeast United States.  The faculty provides internationally recognized expertise in MCI, Alzheimer’s disease, and FTLD.  We actively incorporate modern diagnostic modalities including cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis, high-resolution MRI, FDG-PET imaging, and amyloid PET imaging in the characterization of normal cognition, MCI, and dementing disorders.

The NIH-funded Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) longitudinally follows subjects with normal cognition, MCI, and dementia.  Through collaboration with Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, and other institutions in the U.S. and abroad, the Emory ADRC is leading the effort to improve neuropsychological, imaging, and fluid biomarkers-based diagnosis at the earliest possible stage of cognitive decline. 

Given the local expertise in clinical research at the Emory ADRC and bench-based research at the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (CND), fellows are encouraged to undertake clinical or translational research during their fellowship according to their past training and career interests.  Fellows with career trajectories in academic medicine are highly encouraged to apply for independent funding prior to the start of fellowship through the American Academy of Neurology Clinical Translational Research Fellowship which permits dedicated time for clinical and translational research.  Please discuss this with the fellowship director Dr. William Hu at prior to application if interested.

Didactic conferences include the following:

  • Weekly Emory ADRC consensus conference
  • Weekly Emory CND seminar with local and external speakers
  • Quarterly clinic-pathologic conference
  • Quarterly Emory ADRC research roundtable
  • Weekly Department of Neurology Grand-rounds
  • Weekly Department of Neurology Clinical and Basic Science Lecture Series

Contact Information:

For additional information about this fellowship, please contact Dr. William Hu at  Please email your completed application to the Program Coordinator at

William Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Program Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology Fellowship Program

Phone (404) 727-4174

Fax (404) 727-3728


Please email your completed application to the program coordinator at or mail to:

Office of Education/Fellowship Programs, 12 Executive Park Drive NE ( 2nd Floor); Atlanta GA 30329    PHONE:  (404) 727-5004    FAX: (404) 727.3157