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    Post-doctoral research fellowship positions funded by a Veterans Administration
    Medical Center Research Enhancement Award Grant on Stroke Disability Reduction
    and Disease Prevention are available July 2005 in the Baltimore VAMC.

    Interdisciplinary research training opportunities for Ph.D. post-doctoral
    positions include novel studies of task-oriented exercise intervention studies,
    motor learning, neural plasticity, and CVD risk factor modification in Veterans
    disabled by Stroke. Research studies investigate the molecular and
    genetic-epidemiological mechanisms underlying stroke risk, the insulin
    resistance syndrome, vascular, skeletal muscle, and neurophysiologic
    adaptations with exercise training. Interdisciplinary research team includes 25
    faculty with regional affiliations and core facilities centered at Baltimore
    VAMC, along with its primary affiliate, University of Maryland School of
    Medicine. Collaboration and mentoring comes from faculty in Neurology and
    Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Medicine
    and Geriatrics, Nursing, and Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine. Facilities
    include a New VA Human Performance Lab, a new Veterans Administration
    Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence in “Exercise and
    Robotics in Neurological Disease”, a VA Geriatrics Research Education and
    Clinical Center with a 5,000 ft2 VA Exercise Research Center and extensive
    metabolic, molecular genetics, and muscle biology research infrastructure.
    Faculty mentors are also linked to a Claude D. Pepper Functional Independence
    in Older Americans Center that includes a focus on exercise and aging with
    disability of stroke, a Genomics Program, and Joslin Diabetes Center that
    provide strong environments for translational research.

    Post-doctoral fellows will participate in weekly research seminars, journal
    clubs, and courses in research ethics and human subjects protection. Mentors
    are assigned to fellows according to research interests and preferences of
    fellows toward desired areas of expertise. Fellows are guaranteed two years of
    funding with a third year possible. The fellowship offers mentored academic and
    research training to develop independent research skills to obtain funding.

    Requirements: Permanent U.S resident or citizen; PhD degree in related fields,
    with recognition that this Research Program is broadly interdisciplinary.
    Hiring Range: Salary and benefits consistent with VA stipend levels.

    Review of applications will begin immediately, the deadline is February 1,
    2005. If interested, please contact:

    Richard Macko, M.D.
    Departments of Neurology and Medicine, Division of Gerontology and
    Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    10 North Greene Street (BT/18/GR)
    Baltimore, MD 21201 - 1595 ; Phone (410) 605-7000 ext. 5405


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