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Clinical Neuroscience Scholars. Graduate students March 28, 2011. Purpose. Enhance understanding of clinical disorders Diagnosis Comorbidities Treatment Families Foster collaborations on translational projects Gain an appreciation of the human trials process and resources

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clinical neuroscience scholars

Clinical Neuroscience Scholars

Graduate students March 28, 2011

purpose
Purpose
  • Enhance understanding of clinical disorders
      • Diagnosis Comorbidities
      • Treatment
      • Families
  • Foster collaborations on translational projects
  • Gain an appreciation of the human trials process and resources
  • Identify gaps in understanding
the steering committee
The Steering Committee
  • Robert Singer, MD: Neurosurgery Faculty Advisor
  • BethAnn McLaughlin, PhD: VBI Faculty Advisor
  • David Charles, MD: Director Clinical Neurosciences and Neurology Faculty Advisor
  • Mark Wallace, PhD: VBI Director
sponsorship
Sponsorship
  • JW Marshall Vascular Neurotherapeutics Research Group
  • Dan Marino Foundation
benefits
Benefits
  • Increase competitive applications by demonstrating understanding of clinical realities
  • Two scholars will be given a $2500 scholarship towards the purchase of a computer/printer
  • All scholars are eligible for travel grants of $1500 to scientific meetings or courses.
application material
Application Material

Applicants should provide:

  • CV
  • CV of their identified clinical mentor
  • A 500 word statement on how their research would benefit from participation in the certificate program
  • A 500 word statement on how this program would help them achieve their long term career goals
  • A draft proposal from the applicant on specific lecture series or training activities outside of shadowing which will be used to augment the shadowing experience
  • A letter from the laboratory PI supporting their participation in this program

These documents should be assembled into a single PDF and submitted to Roz Johnson by April 23rd at 5:00 pm.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Materials (cont’d)

A 500 word statement on how their research would benefit from participation in the certificate program

This should be VERY specific

A 500 word statement on how this program would help you achieve your long term career goals.

This should not be BS

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A draft proposal from the applicant on specific lecture series or training activities outside of shadowing which will be used to augment the shadowing experience

  • Identify clinical expert – neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry
    • Clinical Shadow – who are the patients/procedures you want to see
    • Journal Clubs
    • Grand Rounds – who are the speakers and the titles of their talks
    • Other lectures
  • Commitment of more than 8h/month and should enhance your lab experience
  • Cosigned by lab mentor, clinical mentor and student.
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Materials (Cont’d)
  • A letter from the laboratory PI supporting their participation in this program
    • Are you making reasonable progress on your thesis project?
    • Are you well suited for patient interactions?
    • Is there an immediate benefit to the PIs lab that should be considered?
expectations
Expectations
  • Training for HIPAA
  • Training for shadowing http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vcrc/index.php
  • Shadow at least 4x/year
  • Progress reports
  • Two meetings will be held with the Clinical Scholars Steering Committee to discuss progress, additional training opportunities and funding
  • Presentation at Forum as a group with clinical bent
  • Self identify as Marshall or Marino scholars
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