Research Careers Reimagined Course

The Research Careers Reimagined Course Planning Subcommittee, chaired by Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE, FANA, Professor of Neurology, Population Health and Ophthalmology, New York University, is offering a Research Careers Reimagined Course (RCR), which is taking the place of the prior Translational and Clinical Research Course (TCRC). Dr. Balcer notes that:

“The RCR Course 2022 is an update to what has already been an outstanding and historically meaningful ANA program. As course directors for the RCR, we, along with ANA leadership, recognize that promoting flexibility and creativity with regard to sources of funding for investigation and academic pursuits in neurology will not only advance our field but will represent an acknowledgment of the diverse talents and interests of our next generation of leaders. We are honored and grateful for the opportunity to offer this unique program.”

This course is available for Instructors, Assistant Professors, Trainees, Residents, and Postdoc Fellows only, and is complimentary for those that register for the full ANA2022 program. For anyone wishing to participate solely in the RCR Course, the cost is $125.

CME will be offered.

Space is limited, so please register early! 

Schedule Subject to Change: The event’s operating hours, schedules, and speakers are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Refunds will be not issued for failure to attend the session. 

CME Information

The American Neurological Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Neurological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ᵀᴹ. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).

Instructions for obtaining CME

Following the event, you will receive access to the evaluation. Please complete the online evaluation by 11/15/2022 to obtain CME credit. You will be provided with a certificate after completing the evaluation. If you have any questions, please contact the ANA Meeting Coordinator at:

Financial Disclosure Statements

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relationships to disclose unless listed here. Any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies are mitigated according to ACCME Standards prior to the start of the activity.


Please click here to register for the Research Careers Reimagined Course.

Course Schedule

Note: All session times are listed in Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Friday, October 21

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Optional Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 22

Course Moderators:
Laura J. Balcer, MD, MSCE, FANA, New York University
Craig D. Blackstone, MD, PhD, FANA, Massachusetts General Hospital

8:00 am – 8:15 am 
Welcome and Introduction

8:15 am – 8:40 am
Development of Neurological Therapies: Update from 30,000 Feet
Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

8:40 am – 9:05 am
Perspective: Research Careers Reimagined
Frances E. Jensen, MD, FANA, FACP, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

9:05 am – 9:30 am
Treatments and Guidelines: Paths to Clinical Application
Jacqueline A. French, MD, FANA, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

9:30 am – 9:55 am
Advancing Academic Careers through Participation in Research Networks: Examples from the Huntington Study Group
Andrew Feigin, MD, NYU Langone Health

9:55 am – 10:25 am
Panel Discussion and Q&A

10:25 am – 10:55 am
Coffee Break and Networking

10:55 am – 11:20 am
Life and Investigation in Industry 
Michael Panzara, MD, MPH, Wave Live Sciences

11:20 am – 11:40 am 

11:40 am – 12:10 pm
Philanthropic Support for Research: A Perspective 
Deven Parekh, Managing Director at Insight Partners

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – 1:25 pm
CTSI and Other Resources for Research at Your Institution
Anthony S. Kim, MD, FANA, University of California, San Francisco

1:25 pm – 1:50 pm
Nontraditional Research:  Education, Quality Improvement and Bioethics 
Ariane Lewis, MD, New York University

1:50 pm – 2:20 pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A

2:20 pm – 2:50 pm
Coffee Break and Networking

2:50 pm – 3:15 pm
The Path to Achieving K-Level Funding
Stephen Korn, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Craig D. Blackstone, MD, PhD, FANA, Massachusetts General Hospital

3:15 pm – 3:40 PM
Keys to Non-NIH Mechanisms of Funding
Justin C. McArthur, MBBS, MPH, FANA, Johns Hopkins University

3:40 PM – 4:05 PM
The Intramural NIH Research Experience
Avindra Nath, MD, FANA, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

4:05 PM – 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A

4:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjourn