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 leg 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.
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, the Anschutz Outpatient Clinic (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and movement disorders), and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. The goal of this fellowship is to train the fellow to become an independent practitioner in the clinic, academically and in research.
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.
July 2017 – Present (Until July 2019): 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
June 2000 – July 2001: Janina Janes, PharmD
September 1999 – October 2000: Sunita Dergalust, PharmD, BSPharm
September 1998 – October 1999: Scott Pollock, PharmD, BSPharm
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.