Research and Scholarship

If you’d like to pursue research, our faculty will pair you with a project that matches your interest and mentor you throughout the process.

We offer you the opportunity to help conduct clinical trials in epilepsy and neuromuscular disease or participate in a retrospective/quality improvement project.

Wide Range of Research Resources

Throughout our affiliated hospitals, our department has more than 6,000 square feet of space dedicated to our clinical research pursuits.

Our equipment and resources include:

  • facilities for quantified MRI and other image analysis, data management and statistics
  • graphical services for posters and publications
  • statistical support
  • continuous video EEG recording in our long-term epilepsy monitoring unit
  • EP and EEG equipment
  • wet laboratory space

Here’s a breakdown of some of our resources by hospital:

The Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center features extraordinary resources for routine and research scanning with volumetric brain measurements.

If you conduct investigations there, you’ll train with seasoned, board-certified neuropathologists. The teaching conference room boasts a high-resolution video microscope system and a five-head teaching microscope.

Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

At Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, you’ll have access to video recording and EP equipment in our long-term epilepsy monitoring unit.

Recognized at the highest level by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, our unit is the only one of its kind between Cleveland and Rochester.

Conference Support

We encourage you to participate in a major neurophysiology research forum during your fellowship training.

To that end, we’ll support your attendance at one conference or annual meeting of either the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society or the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, depending on your interests.

Our fellows regularly present research findings, case reports and retrospective chart reviews at these meetings, bringing visibility to their achievements and making invaluable career contacts in the process.

Here are some examples of our fellows’ scholarly work:

  • Fellow Publications and Presentations
    We encourage fellows to contribute to our collective understanding of neurophysiology by publishing their findings and presenting them to national audiences.