Fellowship, Autoimmune

The division accepts one fellow each year for a one to two year fellowship. The fellowship is designed to provide training to fellows interested in pursuing a career as an academic neurologist trained in autoimmune and paraneoplastic neurologic disease. These conditions overlap with all traditional subspecialties of neurology and the training can be tailored to individual subspecialty interests within the spectrum of autoimmune neurology.


Fellows spend time in both the Autoimmune Neurology and Neuroimmunology clinics.

An emphasis is placed on diagnostics and immunomodulatory/immunosuppressive treatments of CNS demyelinating diseases and CNS manifestations of rheumatologic disease.


Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a clinical or research track with numerous opportunities to participate in projects focused on laboratory research, translational research, and/or clinical trials based on the goals of the individual fellow.

Fellows will gain the experience necessary to competitively write for research funding.

Testing Techniques

Fellows will learn the techniques used in testing for antibody-mediated disorders through experience gained both in the Neuroimmunology Research Laboratory as well as at ARUP Laboratories (located on the University of Utah campus). ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah. ARUP offers over 3,000 tests, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays.


Applications should include the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statement, including career goals
  • 3 letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's Chair or Residency Director.

If you are interested in applying to our fellowship program, please contact:

Neli Olson
Fellowship Coordinator

729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-587-9625
Fax: 801-581-4192
Email: neli.olson@hsc.utah.edu

Contact Us

Stacey L Clardy, MD, PhD
Program Director
Email: stacey.clardy@hsc.utah.edu

Neli Olson
Fellowship Coordinator
Email: neli.olson@hsc.utah.edu

Department of Neurology
Division of Neuroimmunology

Phone: 801-587-9625
Email: neli.olson@hsc.utah.edu

729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT