Nationwide Children’s Hospital is not only home to world-class neuromuscular research and clinical services, it’s also the hub of an extraordinary and collaborative training environment. The NCH Neuromuscular Disorders Program, including its clinical and research activities, are part of the Center for Gene Therapy, which hosts the NIH-funded Center of Research Translation (CORT) in Muscular Dystrophy Therapeutic Development. Neuromuscular program faculty and staff collaborate closely with scientists and clinicians at The Ohio State University (OSU) through the OSU/NCH Center for Muscle Health & Neuromuscular Disorders, and through shared training programs outlined below.
Current Training Opportunities
Clinical Training Programs
- NCH offers a clinical training opportunity in pediatric neuromuscular medicine within the structure of the ACGME-approved Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship program that is headquartered within The Ohio State University Department of Neurology. The dedicated pediatric neuromuscular medicine track trainee will spend the bulk of their time at NCH. Additional information can be obtained via the link above or by emailing Stephanie Mangham.
- Trainees with experience or interest in gene-based therapies for neuromuscular or neurologic disorders may participate in a GME-approved fellowship in Neuromuscular Genetic Therapeutics (headquartered at Nationwide Children’s Hospital). This program is designed to train clinician scientists to transform basic advances into the next generation of novel therapies for patients. Additional information can be obtained via the link above or by emailing Stephanie Mangham.
Programs Available to Both Clinical and Laboratory Trainees
- Pre- and post-doctoral training opportunities exist within the NIH-funded (T32) training program in the Center for Muscle Health & Neuromuscular Disorders, headed by Dr. Paul Janssen of OSU. Additional information can be obtained by emailing Dr. Janssen.
- The Annual NCH/OSU Myology Course: This annual program is conducted by the NCH Neuromuscular Disorders Program, in collaboration with the Center of Research Translation in Muscular Dystrophy Therapeutic Development and the OSU/NCH Center for Muscle Health & Neuromuscular Disorders. It includes faculty from both Nationwide Children’s Hospital and OSU, as well as distinguished external faculty, and is geared for both MD and PhD postdoctoral trainees. Registration is free, and hotel costs are covered. Additional information can be obtained at the link above, or by emailing Mandi Speakman.
Laboratory Training Programs
- Pre-doctoral PhD students in Center for Gene Therapy/Neuromuscular Labs are members of one of several potential Ohio State University PhD programs. These include:
Other Training Opportunities
Additional pre- and post-doctoral training opportunities – both clinical and laboratory-based – can be arranged within the Center for Gene Therapy and Neuromuscular Programs. If you are interested, you can email specific Center for Gene Therapy faculty, or email Dr. Kevin Flanigan, Director of the Center for Gene Therapy.