Professional Training
The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is committed to training the future leaders neurology, neuroscience and brain health.

Neurobehavioral Rotation Program

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center offers one-month rotations for senior medical students, residents and fellows that include an intense clinical experience, exposure to clinical research programs and formal didactic lectures. Rotator supervision and evaluation are provided by Howard Rosen, MDGeorges Naasan, MD and David Perry, MD.

International Visiting Scholars

At the Memory and Aging Center (MAC), we welcome the opportunity to train physicians, psychologists and other medical professionals from around the world. The MAC International Visiting Scholar Program offers opportunities to collaborate in ongoing research projects.

Visiting Students

The Memory and Aging Center Visiting Student Program offers training and observation of research studies under the supervision of a principal investigator. In addition, visiting students attend lectures and didactics. Visiting students are undergraduates or graduates enrolled in a degree-granting program at a university. Visiting Students can stay for up to a year.

Behavioral Neurology Training Program

The UCSF Behavioral Neurology Training Program (BNTP) is a two-year program designed to prepare neurologists to pursue a research career in behavioral neurology. The BNTP is certified by the United Council on Neurologic Specialties (UCNS). Fellow supervision and evaluation are provided by the Program Director (Bruce Miller, MD) and Co-Director (Howard Rosen, MD), in addition to a research advisor chosen by the trainee.

Neuropsychology Training Program

The UCSF Neuropsychology Training Program in the Department of Neurology provides both postdoctoral and pre-doctoral training in neuropsychology. Training occurs primarily through the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC), a multidisciplinary group dedicated to improving diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and behavioral disorders resulting from neurological disease, in particular, neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to a large clinical service, we have research programs that focus on healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, frontotemporal lobar disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease. As part of the UCSF Department of Neurology, which has over 80 faculty members, the MAC maintains strong collaborative relationships with other clinical programs and with basic scientists in areas ranging from molecular biology to cognitive neuroscience at UCSF and other Bay Area institutions. The Neuropsychology Training Program shares resources with the Behavioral Neurology Training Program, a certified program designed to prepare neurologists for research careers in behavioral neurology.

Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia by training and supporting a new generation of leaders who want to make a lasting impact on brain health in their communities and around the world. The collaboration is co-directed by internationally recognized experts at the University of California, San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin. GBHI’s work emphasizes the health of vulnerable populations. The program values and supports innovative, interprofessional research and promotes activities to enhance international collaborations.

Grand Rounds

As part of its commitment to ongoing educational and professional development, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center hosts weekly seminars intended for academics in the Department of Neurology. These Friday seminars feature guest speakers from around the world and our own neurologists, neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists discussing current and upcoming research including topics such as brain and behavior, neuropathology, dementia and cognition.