Clinical Neurology Research Fellowship

At CU Pharmacy, our expertise is unique. The Clinical Neurology Research Fellowship is the only fellowship in the United States that specifically focuses on research and clinical practice in the field of neurology.

As part of our program, the fellow is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team in the Neurology Department at the University of Colorado Hospital’s Outpatient Clinics. The clinics offer, but are not limited to, experience in the following areas: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, headache, trigeminal neuralgia, movement disorders, restless legs syndrome and psychiatry.

The fellow is also highly involved in research projects related to neurology. This includes planning, designing and implementing studies. Once the study is approved, the fellow will be responsible for efficiently running it. The fellow also will take the lead in data analysis and manuscript writing.

Additionally, our fellows become proficient in protocol design, good clinical practice, laboratory practices and institutional review board (IBR) certification.

  • A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study Comparing the Analgesic Efficacy of Cannabis versus Oxycodone
    Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    PI: Emily Lindley, PhD
  • Efficacy and safety of cannabidiol as add-on therapy in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex who experience inadequately controlled seizures
    Sponsor: Greenwich Biosciences
    PI: Charuta Joshi, MBBS
  • A Study of Tolerability and Efficacy of Cannabidiol on Tremor In Parkinson’s Disease
    Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    PI: Maureen Leehey, MD
    In Data Analysis
  • Epilepsy and its Comorbidities: Building Evidence from Clinical Outcomes and Plasma Biomarkers
    Sponsor: University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences
    PI: Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD, FCCP, MSCS
  • Clinical experience of safety and efficacy of fingolimod: a retrospective study of patients with multiple sclerosis in urban medical centers
    Sponsor: University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences.
    PI: Matthew Makelky, PharmD
    In Data Analysis
  • Colorado Cannabis Research Consortium (C2RC): Research Program for the Management of Chronic Spine Pain and Reduction of Prescription Opioid Use
    Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Medical Marijuana Research Grant
    PI: Emily Lindley, Rachael Rzasa Lynn
    Co-Investigator: Jacquelyn L. Bainbridge, PharmD
  • A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Treatment of Irritability in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    Sponsor: CDPHE PI: Nicole Tartaglia, MD.
    Co-Investigator: Jacquelyn L. Bainbridge, PharmD
  • Quantification of Endo- and Phytocannabinoids with Comparison to Pain Medication Requirements and Surgical Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery for Cancer
    Sponsor: American Cancer Society PI: Camille Stewart
    Co-Investigator: Jacquelyn L. Bainbridge, PharmD

The fellow will assist with precepting pharmacy students and residents. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to disseminate knowledge in the didactic setting and skills-based classrooms. Included in this fellowship opportunity will be clinical patient care on the inpatient neurology floors at The University of Colorado Hospital, and the Anschutz Outpatient Clinic (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and movement disorders). The goal of this fellowship is to train the fellow to become an independent practitioner in the clinic, classroom, and researcher.

Each fellowship is two years in length, but this can be tailored by the needs of the program and the fellow. The application cycle will begin in January of the year that the current fellow is expected to complete the fellowship.

2022 - TBA: Owen Miller

2020 - 2022: Michelle Adkins

2019 - 2020: Grace Chin

2018 - 2020: Sarah Fischer/Rajkovic

July 2017 – 2018: Matthew J. Makelky Sr., PharmD​

August 2015 – July 2017: Felecia Hart, PharmD, MSCS

September 2013 – September 2015: Pei Shieen Wong, PharmD

July 2012 – July 2013: Caleb Oh, PharmD

July 2011 – July 2012: Jeffery Clark, PharmD

July 2009 – July 2011: Michael Egeberg, PharmD

July 2007 – July 2009: Sarah Johnson, PharmD

October 1999 – October 2000: Scott Pollock, PharmD, BSPharm

Past Neurology Specialty Residents (No longer a program):

June 2000 – July 2001: Janina Janes, PharmD

September 1999 – October 2000: Sunita Dergalust, PharmD, BSPharm

September 1998 – October 1999: Scott Pollock, PharmD, BSPharm​​

Fellowship Director

Jacci Bainbridge

Jacci Bainbridge PharmD, FCCP

Professor, Vice Chair
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Primary Phone:303-724-2617

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Office: V20-4126

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Bainbridge serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion in the Neurology Clinic. This is part of the Neurology Residency Teaching Program at the University of Colorado Denver. Services provided in these clinics include: review of patient information identifying and resolving drug-related problems and consultations; recommending alternative medication therapies for patients; evaluating patients for medication toxicity; providing cost-effective recommendations; providing education to health care practitioners, patients and families; monitoring for drug interactions; avoidance of drug interactions; and reporting of drug interactions. Dr. Bainbridge manages patients with neurologic disease states to include: Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine, Willis-Ekbom Disease formally known as Restless Legs Syndrome. Clinical research is a significant portion of Dr. Bainbridge’s interest. Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and several neuroprotection trials in Parkinson’s Disease, funded by the NIH, are current research projects she is involved with.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  •  September 1, 1995 - August 31, 1996 - Specialty Residency in Neurology, University of Colorado College of Pharmacy, Denver, Colorado
  • July 1, 1993 - June 30, 1995 - Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Denver, Colorado
  • 1986 - 1988- Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy , Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy, Ada, Ohio


  • Professor of the Year. Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences P2 Class, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Professor of the Year. University of Colorado Denver P2 Class, 2008
  • Preceptor of the Year. School of Pharmacy. University of Colorado Denver, 2005
  • Fellow American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2004
  • Preceptor of the Year. School of Pharmacy. University of Colorado Denver, 2003

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