The research mission of the Department of Neurosurgery has two goals: first to maintain a rigorous, translational, and impactful research program that investigates different issues relating to neurosurgery and neurology. Our basic science research program includes projects such as cancer biology, stroke, traumatic brain and spinal injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We similarly have a very active clinical research program, which includes investigation of the efficacy of neurosurgical interventions in brain hemorrhage and brain artery occlusion, neurocritical care, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The second goal of our research mission is to effectively educate and train the next generation of investigators and physician-scientists. We achieve this by the active incorporation graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, undergraduate students, and high-school students into the research program. In particular, our neurosurgical residents undergo a year of basic science training and investigation during their fifth year of residency. For more information of possible training opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.