research program opportunities

The MGH Child Neurology Program is dedicated towards training the future leaders of Child Neurology and fostering a strong knowledge and skill in performing research. We encourage a diverse group of residents, some with strong backgrounds in research and others with minimal prior research training. We are dedicated towards fostering career development tailored to an individual's background and future goals.

The Neurology Faculty is committed to mentoring residents in clinical, translational, basic science research. At the beginning of the NM1 year, each resident is paired with a research mentor who meets with the resident regularly. This mentor may continue as a research mentor throughout residency or may facilitate new mentorship relationships as the resident's interests grow and change. The residency program has abundant elective time in the NM2 and NM3,that may be used for dedicated research time. The residents meet with the residency program staff on a biannual basis at which time career development is also discussed.

The MGH Child Neurology Residency Program exists in a dynamic and stimulating research environment. MGH has a strong research program and is currently the second most funded department for research in the hospital by dollar amount and the highest per capita. Collaborations across departments and institutions are encouraged.

In addition we are now the recipients of an R-25 NIH award that allows our residents to apply for funding for 2 years on a mentored research project, at least 6 months of which occur during the residency and the remainder during fellowship. Our residents are competitive applicants in a variety of research and fellowship grants following completion of residency and occasionally during residency which include:

  • AAN Career Development Award

  • Clinical Investigator Training Program

  • Harvard Clinical Scholars Program

  • R-25 NIH Mentored Research Grant

  • K12 NIH Neuroscience Development Award

  • MGH Executive Committee on Research Awards

Please explore our faculty and research facilities for more information.