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The Research Experience

During the residency, the Resident is expected to become involved in ongoing research projects at the School of Medicine. The Resident is expected to participate in a research project first year and a separate project second year. A contract is developed for each project with specific goals and timelines. At the end of each year, the resident makes a presentation to the faculty of the findings and submits the work for presentation/publication. The Health Sciences Center has a PET scanner with an onsite cyclotron and a 3.0T MRI for neuroimaging studies.

Current research projects include Diffusion Tensor Imaging and structural MRI studies of the effects of cognitive training on brain structure and function and epidemiological studies of stroke.  Residents have the opportunity to learn grant writing skills.