Residency Research Opportunities

Comprehensive programs in basic science and clinical research are conducted by department faculty along with investigators throughout the university community. Current research projects include:

  • Animal Models of Epilepsy
  • Brain Tumor Research
  • Clinical and Basic Science Head Injury Program
  • Clinical Outcomes of Radiosurgery
  • Computer-Image Integration into Surgical Planning
  • Intracranial Blood Flow and Saccular Aneurysm Formation
  • Research in Spinal Tumors and Spine Biomechanics
  • Spasticity
  • Stem Cells
  • Studies on Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Teleradiography
  • Viral Vectors in Tumor Management

Basic science and clinical research projects are an integral part of department faculty and trainee activities. Most residents spend 18-24 months working on such projects. Local, regional and national peer-reviewed funding resources continue to grow and support productive basic and clinical research. Internal funding from the Walter Copeland Fund provides seed money for many unique and fascinating projects undertaken by residents and faculty. In many cases these projects subsequently receive extramural research funding.