Residents have one month of rotation time to pursue research projects in neuroscience. Every resident is strongly encouraged to submit a manuscript prior to graduation. The New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center is currently conducting a range of research projects, including clinical trials. These trials include multiple trials in:
• Stroke (neuroprotectants, intraarterial +PA, antioxidants);
• Epilepsy (new drugs, vagal nerve stimulators);
• Brain tumors (Phase II and III studies in gliomas, quality of life studies);
• Movement disorders (RLS and Parkinson’s disease); and
• Other ongoing studies.
Basic research is conducted in molecular gene expression in epilepsy, ocular-motor physiology, pupillomotor physiology, vestibular physiology, functional MRI and signal analysis applied to EEG.