Inherited Neuropathy Training Fellowships


We are pleased to announce as part of our NIH Rare Disease Inherited Neuropathy Consortium, a 1-2 year neuromuscular fellowship specialising in hereditary neuropathies. Applicants will be expected to have completed a residency in neurology and preferably one year of a neuromuscular fellowship or equivalent.

Under certain circumstances more senior applicants including those starting junior faculty positions will be considered. For applicants, an essential requirement will be the long term career aim to develop a clinical or laboratory research interest in hereditary neuropathies.

The fellowships will offer a broad training in all aspects of clinical research in inherited neuropathies as well as an opportunity to conduct a more detailed research project of the trainee’s choice. The fellowship is available from 1st September 2015 but the start date is flexible. Professor Mike Shy, the director of the inherited neuropathy rare disease consortium is based at the University of Iowa.

There are also many other US centres participating in the consortium including the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Children’s Hospital, Michigan; the Miami Institute of Human Genetics and University of Rochester School of Medicine (US) and fellowships are flexible in where they will be based depending on the specific needs and research interests of the fellow.

For specific research projects trainees will have the opportunity to spend a period of time in University College London, UK, to gain experience. Interested applicants should email Professor Mary Reilly on and Professor Mike Shy on for further information.

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