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    From: zev rymer [mailto:zevric@CASBAH.ACNS.NWU.EDU]

    The Brinson Foundation Stroke Fellowship

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a Northwestern University affiliated academic rehabilitation hospital is pleased to offer the Brinson Foundation Stroke Research Fellowship.

    This fellowship is designed to help train postdoctoral researchers to pursue intensive research in the broad area of stroke mechanisms, pathophysiology, movement biomechanics and rehabilitation, under the supervision of one or more of the research faculty of the RIC and Northwestern University.

    Potential areas of research training include, but are not limited to:

    1. Pathophysiology of stroke and its sequelae
    2. Brain imaging in stroke, and impact of rehabilitation interventions 3. Impaired movement kinematics and controls 4. Disturbances of reflex function 5. Robotics applications for diagnosis and treatment of motor impairments in either the upper or lower extremity. 6. Clinical research studies include drug trials evaluating restoration of function, prevention of complications, and improvement of speech and neglect. 7. Outcome studies evaluate the effects of therapeutic interventions for stroke, and develop tools for assessment of long-term outcomes

    Ph.D. applicants will have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past 5 years, typically training in engineering, neuroscience, or related disciplines. MD's will have completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology or other related disciplines.

    The award consists of a stipend of $ 50,000/yr for a minimum of 2 years. There will also be a travel allowance provided. Prospective applicants should consult relevant RIC web pages for further information about our research programs and related clinical activities. (

    Candidates should apply by sending a letter (or email) to Dr W.Z. Rymer (see address below) in which they describe their recent research activities, and outline their future research interests. Applicants should also identify areas of stroke research that appear to be of particular interest. Please include a recent CV, and a list of 3 - 4 referees.

    Applications are due by November 1, 2002, and the award will be made before January 1 2003. The start date of the position is negotiable. Applications and inquiries should be sent to

    Dr William Z. Rymer
    Director of Research
    Suite 1406, RIC,
    345 east superior
    Chicago, Illinois,
    USA, 60611
    Phone 312 238-3381
    FAX 312 238-2208

    Minority applicants and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. William Z. Rymer MD Ph.D. John G. Searle Professor and Director of Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 East Superior St.,Suite 1406 Chicago, Illinois, 60611 Voice (312) 238-3919
    Fax (312) 238-2208

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