Inspiring young clinical researchers to train in recognizing and treating MSA is part of the mission of the Autonomic Disorders Consortium. Trainees working on the natural history study learn the clinical skills to help patients with MSA on their journey to receiving specialist medical care.

As the field of autonomic disorders grows as a subspeciality in neuroscience, it catches the attention of motivated young neurologists keen to learn more. The Center at NYU runs a clinical observership program, inviting the brightest trainee physicians to come and see the laboratory in action and learn about the patients we treat.

Introducing young investigators to autonomic neurology is a vital way to inspire a new generation of physician scientists that will lead to field in the future

Over the last 9-years, under the Direction of Dr. Horacio Kaufmann, the autonomic observership initiative at NYU has grown. Each member of staff at the Center mentors the observers to teach them how to test autonomic reflexes and carry out clinical research. Many of the trainees from Europe, Asia and the Middle East that came to NYU’s Dysautonomia Center were inspired to set up their own up autonomic laboratories when they returned to their countries.

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