Clinical & Basic Research - Residents lead research
projects in collaboration with faculty at MGH, Harvard
Medical School and other departments throughout Harvard,
MIT, Broad Institute and Dana Farber.
Awards - The department of Neurosurgery is awarded several million annually in NIH funding for PI. The residents are frequent recipients of their own fellowships including awards from the NIH (NRSA, K08) NREF, ABTA, Parkinson Disease Foundation, American Parkinson Disease Associations, Burroughs Welcome Fund, and many others. Most recently, we have been awarded a prestigious R25 training grant by the NIH to support residents in their research.
Resources - MGH is the single largest recipient of NIH finding among independent hospitals at over 700 million dollars per year - see the new MGH Research Institute. The department of Neurosurgery has outstanding facilities at the Main Campus, Simches Research Center, and the Charlestown Navy Yard campus. The residency program contains two contiguous and dedicated research years. Residents have reported the experience to be a pivotal period and refer to the research years as a springboard to moving directly into academic careers. Three recent graduates are excellent examples: Manish Aghi, MD a faculty member at UCSF; Ziv Williams MD PhD a faculty member at MGH; and Dan Cahill, MD PhD, a faculty member at MGH.
Areas of Research - Residents at MGH are currently doing research in such
varied areas as tumor biology, nervous system repair,
viral gene therapy, molecular genetics, behavioral neurophysiology,
movement disorders, learning and memory formation, spinal
cord injury and repair, health policy, and developing
innovative radiological methods of imaging
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