Number of Fellows: 1 per year
Length: 1-2 year
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 email@example.com prior to application if interested.
Didactic conferences include the following:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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