The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) R25 mechanism supports the training of clinical residents and fellows to foster careers as physician-scientists. Since 2018, ten residents in our department have been supported by R25 grants.

Current R25 awardees

Aimee Morris, MD, PhD
Aimee Morris, MD, PhD

Individual-specific precision function connectivity mapping of pathophysiologic and therapeutic mechanisms in focal hand dystonia

Mentors: Scott Norris, MD, Joel Perlmutter, MD

Years awarded: 2024

Gabe Vazquez Velez, MD, PhD

Investigating deleterious effects of elevated long gene expression in medium spiny neurons derived from Huntington’s disease patients

Mentors: Andrew Yoo, PhD, Joel Perlmutter, MD

Years awarded: 2024

BJ Heuermann, MD, PhD

MRI Correlates of Concussion and Inattention in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

Mentors: Anne Cross, MD, Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD

Years awarded: 2023-2024

Emmanuel Perez, MD, PhD

Effect of astrocyte and microglial ApoE on TBI-mediated neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration.

Mentors: David Holtzman, MD, Terrance Kummer, MD, PhD

Years awarded: 2022-2023, 2023-2024

Michelle Rudman, MD, PhD

Effect of Statins on Brain ApoE

Mentor: David Holtzman, MD

Years awarded: 2022-2023, 2023-2024

Caroline Tang, MD, PhD

Modeling microglial-retinal ganglion cell loss in NF-1 optic gliomas

Mentor: David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD

Years awarded: 2022-2023

R25 Fellow Research Symposium

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R25 Application Guide - Neurology
R25 Application Guide – Neurology