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James S. Lieberman, M.D.
Summer Fellowship for P&S Medical Student
(Between 1st and 2nd year)
July to August
Stipend Amount:  $3,300

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is proud to present the James S. Lieberman, M.D. Summer Fellowship.  

The Summer Fellow is a full-time appointment for the summer months and will be under the direct supervision of the Columbia faculty.  Eligible candidates are P&S students between their 1stand 2nd  year of medical school interested in gaining clinical research training in physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurology, with an emphasis on stroke.

Program Description

Fellows will be assigned a faculty mentor who will help them develop an appropriate project, and provide supervision and support in executing this project.

The Fellowship intends that the student obtain insight into modern scientific approaches to the study and treatment of recovery after brain injury from stroke.  Research methods will include motor psychophysics and functional brain imaging. The student will also interact with patients in the clinical setting.   It is expected that the fellow will partake in a specific project that is either new or ongoing.  

Clinical Experience

The Fellow will spend time in the clinical stroke rehabilitation services at the CUMC, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  They will learn about the management of spasticity including injection of botulinum toxin, familiarization with the orthotic and wheelchair management of the stroke patient, and interaction with the interdisciplinary inpatient stroke treatment team.

Research Experience

The student will join the Motor Performance Lab in the Neurological Institute and will become involved in research projects related to motor recovery after stroke. We expect that patients for such studies will be recruited through the both the Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation.

If you are interested in applying for the James S. Lieberman, M.D. Summer Fellowship, please send a letter requesting an application by mail, fax or email to:  

Ms. Viviana Peña
Executive Assistant to the Chair
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
180 Fort Washington Avenue, Suite 165
New York, NY 10032

Applications will be due no later than December 31 each year and notification of award status will be sent out during the Spring.

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