Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Chief, Section of Behavioral Neurology, UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Location: Dallas, TX

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is seeking a distinguished academic neurologist to serve as Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Chief of the Section of Behavioral Neurology within the Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics.

The behavioral neurology program at UT Southwestern, led by Dr. Roger Rosenberg, has a long and proud history, dating back to its establishment as an NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center in 1988. UT Southwestern has contributed important findings related to the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, and Dr. Rosenberg has continued his research focused on early amyloid and APP processing by neural cells and development of a DNA A β42 vaccine, that has been shown to reduce Abeta42 peptide levels in the brain of AD transgenic mice by 50%. His work continues to advance with the aim of developing a clinical trial with Alzheimer’s disease patients using this new DNA gene vaccination methodology.

Building on this long history, the behavioral neurology section maintains an active clinical presence with four full-time faculty, one part-time faculty, and two advanced practice providers, and a behavioral neurology fellow. Together, they form a valued resource for evaluation of patients having cognitive complaints. This clinical footprint also serves as an entry point for patients interested in the group’s numerous clinical research protocols, which are supported by a team of clinical research assistants, psychometrists, and numerous collaborators both within UTSW and in other institutions. These include studies evaluating novel biomarkers such as advanced MRI techniques, MEG, fMRI, and tau fragments in cerebrospinal fluid. The group also collaborates on research focused on the role of the neurovascular unit and of immunological processes in the propagation of Alzheimer’s disease.

Qualifications

  • MD. or equivalent degree, ABPN certification, and UCNS Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry certification is required.
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in Texas.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including administrative experience and skills.
  • Qualifications to fulfill the UT Southwestern criteria for a senior level faculty appointment.
  • A nationally distinguished record as an academician, clinician, leader, and educator.
  • A sustained track-record of NIH funding.
  • Proven background in faculty recruitment, mentoring, and development.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is seeking a distinguished academic neurologist to serve as the next Chief of the Section of Behavioral Neurology within the Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics. We are seeking to re-establish UT Southwestern as a premier institution with regard to neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders. An important goal will be to position the program to compete (again) for an NIH ADRC grant/designation. We are seeking to re-establish UT Southwestern as a premier institution with regard to neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders.