Faculty & Research






Research Opportunities

Drs. Steven Graham and Timothy Greenamyre are pleased to serve as the primary contacts and mentors for those residents seeking an extended and individualized research exposure during their training. The department welcomes residency applications from MD, PhD candidates, or others with serious interest in research careers. Prospective candidates should contact Dr. Greenamyre or Graham about their interest, so that they may meet those candidates on interview days, and also discuss the candidates’ interests.

The Department of Neurology has a sustained commitment to excellence in the three major components of academic medicine: teaching, clinical care and research that advances neurological practice. Research in the Department extends from basic research using cell culture models, C. elegans, zebra fish and transgenic mouse models of disease to human clinical studies using sophisticated neuroimaging, and experimental and human post-mortem neuropathological techniques. There are three major research centers in the Department: 1) Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND), 3) Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). Research funding for the clinical, basic, and translational studies the Department has increased steadily over the past 5 years, and in 2008 the Department was rated 8th in the nation in NIH funding among departments of neurology. Total NIH funding was over $10,000,000 in FY10 and total research funding from all sources including support from other government agencies, foundations and pharmaceutical companies exceeded $14,600,000 in FY10. Thus the Department is rapidly becoming one of the foremost departments in the country in neurological research.

Steven H. Graham, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Vice-Chairman for Research
Director, Geriatric Research Educational and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Connolly Family Chair in the Stroke Institute
Phone: (412) 648-3299
e-mail: grahams@upmc.edu

J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Vice-Chairman for Academic Affairs
Chief, Movement Disorders Division
Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND)
Phone: (412) 648-9793
e-mail: greenamyrejt@upmc.edu