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Division of Autonomic Disorders Dysautonomia Center Education

Dysautonomia Center Education

NYU Langone’s Dysautonomia Center offers fellowship training opportunities for postdoctoral researchers, academic observerships for physicians, and community events for people with autonomic disorders and their families.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

We have positions available for postdoctoral researchers to explore treatments for and conduct research on autonomic disorders. Postdoctoral researchers are responsible for planning and carrying out experiments designed to enhance our understanding of the role of autonomic dysfunction in disorders of afferent, central, and efferent baroreflex dysfunction. Researchers are also involved in the analysis of novel treatment trials aimed at modifying autonomic activity in patients with heart failure and hereditary neuropathies.

Our postdocs are expected to expand ongoing research projects, develop independent research interests in the field of neural control of autonomic regulation, present work at conferences, and publish their research.

Eligibility and Application

Successful candidates must have a PhD in cardiovascular physiology or a related area, or an MD with research experience and an excellent academic track record reflecting related interests. Experience with human physiological measurements is an advantage. Candidates need the drive and experience to work both independently and as part of a team.

Interested applicants may contact our fellowship coordinator, Lee-Ann Lugg, at lee-ann.lugg@nyulangone.org or by calling 212-263-7225. Please send a CV, a letter of intent, and two references to the following address:

Lee-Ann Lugg
NYU Langone Dysautonomia Center
530 First Avenue, Suite 9Q
New York, NY 10016

Academic Observerships

We offer observerships for physicians who wish to spend time at the Dysautonomia Center to learn how we treat patients with autonomic dysfunction. We care for people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies including familial dysautonomia, pure autonomic failure, diabetic autonomic neuropathy, autoimmune autonomic conditions, and neurally mediated syncope. We encourage all observers to participate in research opportunities and learn strategies for studying rare diseases.

Interested applicants may send a CV, a letter of intent, and two references to the following address:

Lee-Ann Lugg
NYU Langone Dysautonomia Center
530 First Avenue, Suite 9Q
New York, NY 10016

For more information on our observerships, email Lee-Ann Lugg at lee-ann.lugg@nyulangone.org, or call 212-263-7225.

Dysautonomia Center Events

NYU Langone’s Dysautonomia Center hosts events for people living with autonomic disorders, as well as clinicians and researchers.

Familial Dysautonomia Day

This annual one-day event brings together patients, family members, and clinicians. Topics include practical advice on caring for people with autonomic disorders, as well as presentations on new research in the field. Speakers come from a variety of backgrounds, including medicine, research, rehabilitation, and drug development, to share their expertise and knowledge throughout the day.