Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities


Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) stands as one of America’s largest, most comprehensive university-based centers for studying and improving human health and health care. Within RBHS, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is home to some of the most advanced biomedical research facilities available. NJMS’s commitment to advancing scientific knowledge spans a variety of fields, with particular excellence in neuroscience research.

The Adult Neurology Residency Program maintains the same forward-thinking commitment to advancing knowledge by fostering resident education through research experiences. In order for residents to excel in both their clinical and academic skills, all residents are expected to complete one research project during the course of their training. The goal of this research project is to test a hypothesis, and can consist of a large case series, systematic literature review, or basic science or clinical research. We maintain an active private secure Microsoft Teams Neurology Research Hub, where all onging research projects are posted with specific information regarding the PI, status of the project, and areas that are open to resident or student involvement.

In their PGY-2 year, residents initiate a project of their choice under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Once approved by the Institutional Review Board, residents begin collecting data for their unique projects. In their PGY-3 and PGY-4 years, residents continue to collect and analyze data, and ultimately present their work on the Annual Neurology Residency Research Day. This event is held each year in June, on the Wednesday before graduation, and allows residents to share their findings with their colleagues and the Neurology faculty.

In addition to presenting to their colleagues, mentors, and peers, residents also present approximately 15 abstracts each year at international, national, and state conferences related to neurology research including the following:

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
American Neurological Association Annual Meeting
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine Annual Meeting
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center (CMSC) Annual Meeting
International Stroke Conference
NJ State Stroke Conference
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society