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The Tulane Department of Neurology is passionate about preserving and improving neurological health, through clinical practice, education, and research. One of the banner initiatives of the Department is the Tulane Healthy Brain Aging Initiative, aiming to primarily prevent cognitive decline and dementia through clinical practice, population health, and translational research initiatives. The neuropsychologist will specifically support the development of the clinical, education, and research components of targeted programmatic specialties.
This is a clinical and research position. It is estimated that the neuropsychologist will dedicate 60% effort to clinical practice and 40% effort to research.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of patients with aging, behavioral, and cognitive disorders including: cognitive complaints but normal neurological examinations (subjective cognitive impairment), mild cognitive impairment, early dementia (Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia), primary progressive aphasia, posterior cortical atrophy, and other neurocognitive and neurobehavioral disorders.
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of patients with other neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, Huntington’s disease, and other movement disorders. Standard assessments pre- and post- deep brain stimulation surgery.
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of patients with epilepsy and related neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders. Standard assessments pre- and post- deep brain stimulation surgery.
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of patients with completed strokes, to assess for neurocognitive and neurobehavioral sequelae.
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of patients with possible neurocognitive and neurobehavioral sequelae of multiple sclerosis or other neuroimmune and neuroinflammatory brain disorders.
- Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of patients with miscellaneous other neurological disorders, where neurocognitive, neurobehavioral, or neuropsychiatric manifestations are suspected.
- Conduct neuropsychological assessments of research subjects in support of the population health initiatives and clinical trials research of the Tulane Healthy Brain Aging Initiative, and more broadly of the Department of Neurology and Center for Clinical Neurosciences. Submit grants for external funding support to NIH and similar sources, to offset salary expenses and to grow Neurology research revenues.
- A PhD in neuropsychology with licensure to practice.
- Experienced in the conduct of all aspects of clinical neuropsychology. Also experienced in clinical research. Demonstrated scholarly production, including publications, presentations, and grant submissions.
For additional information or questions, please contact Kyle Esteves at firstname.lastname@example.org
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