Clinical Fellowship Training Program

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is pleased to offer one-year clinical fellowships to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical and/or research career in movement disorders with emphasis on dystonia and a special competence in use of botulinum toxins. The fellowships are intended for second year movement disorder fellows. 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 at

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