Training the next generation
The UCSF Center for Encephalitis & Meningitis provides outstanding training opportunities for clinicians and researchers interested in discovery and translating advances to the clinic in this exciting and dynamic field.
Invitation to Train
UCSF medical students, residents, and fellows are invited and encouraged to contact the leadership team to inquire about shorter and longer-term research training as well as clinical elective opportunities. UCSF trainees are also invited to participate in CEM clinical and scientific case conferences by invitation, please contact center leadership to inquire.
For clinicians and clinician scientists who are board certified or board eligible in neurology and eligible for California medical licensure, the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis / Neuroimmunology clinical fellowship program provides world-class subspecialty training in MS, clinical neuroimmunology, and autoimmune neurology. There are also opportunities to get additional training in neuroinfectious disease. This includes evaluation and care of people with encephalitis and meningitis with Center for Encephalitis & Meningitis faculty as well as exciting research opportunities to complement clinical training.
Fellowship selection is highly selective.
For research training, including predoctoral and postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities, please contact center leadership and individual principal investigators to inquire. The Center provides outstanding research training opportunities in this dynamic field. Research fellowships are highly selective.
Global Health Projects
There are a growing number of global health training and research opportunities related to neurologic infections that fellows can participate in. Many of these opportunities are detailed on the CEM investigator laboratory website as well as by the Initiative on Global Neurology, Neuro-Infectious Diseases and Health Equity (UCSF BALANCE) co-directed by Dr. Felicia Chow, our Global Health Director.
UCSF BALANCE is a community of neurologists and neuroscientists who work to develop transformative and sustainable solutions that address neurologic health inequities in San Francisco, the US, and beyond. BALANCE aims to catalyze neurologists toward a shared goal of improving the neurologic health of vulnerable populations worldwide by engaging with diverse partners across disciplines to advance neurologic health through education, training, research, and patient care.