The Power of Research
Research Fellowship Program
The Research Fellowship Program of the American Brain Foundation is focused on one critical need that crosses all disciplines: the need to recruit and train clinical researchers in neurology.
The scientific and medical communities have called the shortage of investigators a crisis that will impact far more than the 50 million Americans currently suffering from a neurological disease.
Recognizing this critical need for neurology research, the American Brain Foundation has dedicated its grant making efforts toward investing in young researchers.
NIH funding for neurologic research has remained the same for the last four years and competition for NIH funds has intensified. The increase in AAN's fellowships have kept the dream alive for many of our young clinician-researchers.
For several years in a row, AAN fellowship recipients have gone on to receive NIH funding at record levels. AAN fellowships are the first step to a broader base of support.
New Treatments. New cures.
Q & A with Featured American Brain Foundation Researcher:
Dr. Ana-Claire Meyer
Q: What is unique about your research?
A: I spend nine months of the year conducting research in Kenya, where I focus on access to epilepsy care and infectious diseases of the nervous system-in particular, complications of HIV. The first of two ongoing projects seeks to define the health, functional, and economic outcomes of HIV-associated neurological disorders in western Kenya. The second is a trial to test a new oral treatment to prevent a severe brain infection that is associated with advanced HIV and is a leading cause of death.
Q: What are the long term goals of your research?
A: To expand access to and improve the quality of neurological care both domestically to underserved populations and globally to underserved regions. I also hope to help build capacity for research and clinical care for neurological disorders in sub-Saharan Africa.
Q: What recommendation do you have for those wanting to further the mission of the American Brain Foundation to Cure Brain Disease?
A: Visit AmericanBrainFoundation.org to make a donation and help the next generation of leaders in research!