Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Neuroscience Translational Medicine Fellowship

Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Neuroscience Translational Medicine Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Biogen

Dr. Nazem Atassi
Program Director:
Dr. Andrew Cole

The Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Fellowship in Therapeutic Development is a joint MGH/Biogen Idec training program in translational neuroscience. The two-year, clinician-scientist program is open to young neurologists who will receive an exceptional training experience for drug development, capitalizing on the expertise of those at Biogen Idec and MGH. Applications from other institutions are encouraged.

The objective is to train clinician-scientists to rapidly and efficiently translate advances in neuroscience into treatments for people with neurological disorders. The awardee will learn about the entire life-cycle of therapy development from industry and academic perspectives. The program curriculum includes, but is not limited to, therapy selection, biomarker development, trial design and operations, and regulatory science. This didactic, hands-on training program will increase the number of clinical investigators who are well trained and passionate about drug development in the neurosciences.

Each awardee will develop a research project under the guidance of a mentoring committee that includes at least one Biogen Idec and one MGH mentor. Awardees are expected to present their work in regular meetings and to publish results of their research in peer-reviewed journals. Awardees will spend time at both Biogen and MGH.

The Biogen-Mass General Clinician Scientist Fellowships provide two years of salary support plus fringe and indirect costs. The awardee may receive additional support for course tuition, travel, computers and supplies. Additional support of his/her clinical research project may be available depending on the research project.

Core Faculty

Andrew Cole, MD (Program Director) Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
Eric A. Macklin, PhD

Anne Young, MD, PhD
Toby Ferguson, MD, PhD
Alfred W. Sandrock Jr., MD, PhD

Eligibility/Application Process

Applications must include the following:
  • Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Neuroscience Program application form. (To obtain, contact Carol Qian)
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of interest outlining career goals, an overview of the proposed project and why and how the program
       would advance these career goals (2 pages maximum)
  • Letter of support from mentor confirming mentorship with the applicant, space, and resources
  • Two additional letters of reference
  • Other support report- Current and pending grant support information
  • Non-US Citizens must have a green card or include proof of valid Visa status

Please submit your application in PDF format to Carol Qian.


ABY program flyer and application form

Program Coordinator

Carol Qian
(617) 643-2107

Visit the Anne B. Young, Md, PhD, Neuroscience Translational Medicine Fellowship website for further information.