Clinical Fellowship Program

Training Movement Disorder Specialists

Find out more about Clinical Fellow Training Programs. There is a shortage of physicians qualified to treat dystonia and an urgent need for training additional movement disorder experts through clinical fellowships.

In response to this reality, the DMRF sponsors one-year clinical fellowships to train second-year fellow physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders with special competence in dystonia.

The program is supported through grants from The Allergan Foundation and Merz Pharmaceuticals.

Congratulations to our 2018 DMRF Clinical Fellow and mentor:

Noreen Bukhari-Parlakturk, MD, PhD
Duke University
Mentor: Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD
Project: Development of Plasticity Rectifying Approaches for Therapy of Task-Specific Dystonia Using Noninvasive Neuromodulation: Dr. Bukhari-Parlakturk’s project involves using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in patients with writer’s cramp (focal hand dystonia) to reduce dystonic movements.

For further information about this program and application schedule please contact
Jody Roosevelt, Science and Technology Manager at 312-755-0198 or

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