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Multiple Sclerosis Research Fellowship

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the University of Washington School of Medicine and the VA MS Center of Excellence West have partnered to oversee The Seattle Collaborative Fellowship, a postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The fellowship’s objective is to train new investigators to become successful independent researchers in the field of multiple sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation research. The fellowship has an emphasis on training researchers from rehabilitation psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology, or a related behavioral science.

By the end of the fellowship, the fellow will have:

  1. in-depth knowledge of a specific field of MS rehabilitation research (e.g., depression in MS, pain management, health promotion, neuropsychology; outcome measurement);
  2. grant writing skills;
  3. research dissemination skills (including presentations as well as publications).

The training will include:

  1. mentorship from active MS rehabilitation researchers with expertise in a variety of areas within MS including chronic pain, depression, neuropsychology, exercise interventions, motivational interviewing, vocational intervention, outcome measurement, clinical trials methodology, and health services research;
  2. participation in a variety of didactic training experiences as part of our larger postdoctoral training program (e.g., seminars, grant-writing workshops);
  3. clinical activities relevant to MS rehabilitation research (e.g., assessment, psychotherapy, neuropsychological assessment, consultation) up to a maximum of 20% of time and dependent upon the fellow’s goals and experience.

Trainees will be encouraged to complete a two year fellowship to allow sufficient time to develop an area of MS rehabilitation research expertise, although applicants interested in only one year will also be considered.

To learn more about the Multiple Sclerosis Research Fellowship, please explore the links below:

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