Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Disparities in presentation, care, severity, and disability for neurological disorders such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s have been identified in U.S. minority populations. Addressing health disparities becomes critical when considering the cost and burden on society of unequal care and treatment of what will be more than 50% of our society by 2060.
The program builds on the following unique resources at Wake Forest University:
The program will include coursework, a thesis research project, mentoring, and career development. The product of this program will be a solid foundation in Neuroscience, Epidemiology and Biostatistics training and hands-on, practical research projects. Another goal is to interest students in a career choice in health disparity and to develop a love of neuroscience and understanding neurological disorders to motivate students to consider moving onto PhD and MD programs and careers addressing these important issues.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999