Academics & Training

The OHSU Department of Neurology is one of the nation’s leading neurologic research and training programs and provides the most comprehensive care of neurologic illnesses in the Pacific Northwest.  We have subspecialty centers that offer specialized care for patients with a range of neurologic diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy and brain tumors.


Training programs and fellowships


Geriatric Neurology Fellowship Program - Oregon Health & Science University and Portland VA Medical Center

Provides multidisciplinary training in Geriatric Neurology and Dementia. Research and clinical tracks are available with special areas of emphasis on healthy brain aging, cognitive and motor function, neuroimaging, biomarkers, clinical trials and use of in-home technologies for research and care. Fellowship takes advantage of resources at the NIA - Layton Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Oregon Center for Aging & Technology and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Graduate of accredited training program in neurology, US citizen or permanent resident.

Contact Information

Deniz Erten-Lyons, MD
503 494-6976
Fax: 503 494-7499

Learn more about fellowships in other neurological sub specialties    


Training program for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows

The Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND) currently has a training grant which provides funding for predoctoral students in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and for postdoctoral fellows with an interest in complementary medicine and either neurology or stress, including oxidative/nitrative and toxicologic stress. Complementary medicine is a broad area and includes treatments such as dietary supplements and mind-body medicine as well as others. 


Traineeship for postdoctoral students and graduate students admitted to PhD programs at OHSU.

The Department of Behavioral Neuroscience currently administers three NIH-funded research training grants that provide stipend support for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students admitted to several different Ph.D. programs in the School of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University.

One of these training programs is support by The National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Neuroscience of Aging grant is a pre- and post-doctoral training program with a goal to create scientists with a broad understanding of the neuroscience of aging, including an understanding of the clinical manifestations and basic neuroscience of so-called "normal aging," as well as age-related neuropathologies. This will be accomplished by providing instruction in molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral approaches to research on the age-related changes of the nervous system, as well as experience with the clinical manifestations of aging and age-related nurodegenerative diseases. The training will be accomplished through course work, seminars, and specialized laboratory and clinical research rotations.

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