Part-time, Volunteer/Paid, Brain Bank Assistant, Neuropathology
Dr. John Crary is seeking students to volunteer as assistants in the Neuropathology Brain Bank and Research CoRE at Mount Sinai. As a part of the Neuropathology Research Division Training Program (NeRD-TP), students will learn neuroanatomy and how to diagnose brain diseases. Students will also gain exposure to challenges associated with treating, diagnosing, and studying brain diseases. Students will have the opportunity to graduate this program after one semester and become paid assistant prosectors.
Assisting physicians (prosectors) and assistant prosectors in brain dissection and processing of brain tissue
Speaking with patients and their families about participating in brain donation
Interfacing with neuropathologists and research scientists
Attendance and participation in Friday brain bank meetings
Presenting on a neuropathology-related topic at one brain bank meeting
Attending movement disorder video rounds with neurologists and fellows
Helping neurologists at support groups inform patients about brain donation and our research program
Attending grand rounds and department lectures
Must have a GPA of at least 3.3
Must be a current or recently graduated post-bac student
Some exposure to neuroscience (i.e. undergraduate major), psychology, or related discipline
Intent to matriculate into an M.D. or M.D.- Ph.D. program at the conclusion
2 days per week - 5 hours 1 day a week (~12-5pm), 4.5 hours on Fridays (10:30-3 pm), and 1 weekend per month. Hours are flexible.