Cedars-Sinai provides a rich environment for exposure to scholarly activities. Cedars-Sinai has one of the largest state-of-the-art clinical research facilities of any private hospital in the nation, under the purview of the Burns and Allen Research Institute. It includes over 270,000 square feet of laboratory and laboratory support space, including the seven-story, 216,000 square foot, Barbara and Marvin Davis Research Building, which is adjacent to the main hospital. Cedars-Sinai ranks among the top 10 non-university hospitals nationwide receiving research funding from the NIH. In the past 5 years, the Research Institute has doubled the amount of extramural research expenditures to almost $60 million per year (receiving more than $33 million in federal funding in FY 09).
Residents will also participate in the annual Research day event sponsored by the Burns and Allen Research Institute to foster a broad understanding of the diversity of scientific research at the Cedars-Sinai. It is open to all residents, fellows, graduate students and scientists at Cedars-Sinai. Research Day takes place usually in January and consists of a morning plenary session followed by poster presentations. All Neurology residents are expected to create and present a poster during each year of training based on a clinical case or research related project.
Starting in PGY3 year, each resident is expected to give a formal, 45-minute grand rounds lecture each year on a topic assigned by the program director. In addition, residents are encouraged to present their research at the annual meeting of the AAN or other national meeting.