About the Program
Established in 1971, The Graduate Program in Neurology of FMRP/USP offers – from its beginning – Master and Doctoral programs based on the high specialization of the subareas of Neurology and Experimental Neurology.
We develop original and cutting-edge research in Epileptology and Electroencephalography, Neuropsychiatry, Peripheral Neuropathies, Myopathies, Motor Neurone Disease, Pain, Tropical Neurology (Neuroinfection and Neuro Infestation), Movement Disorders, Neuroimaging, Neurodevelopment, Vascular Neurology, Neurobiology, Sleep Disorders, Neurogenetics, and Neuropsychopharmacology. The projects address clinical and therapeutic topics, in addition to studies on pathogenesis and pathophysiology, with great interest in developing translational research. This correlation has been stimulating for students and the Faculty of the program.
Various laboratories are available for the research projects, with activities ranging from neurophysiological analysis to molecular biology; vivarium for experimental animals; access to patients of the Health Complex (HCFMRP/FMRP/USP/FAEPA), the School Health Center, and the ten Family Health Centers in the West District of Ribeirão Preto.
At the Center for Epilepsy Surgery (CIREP), continuous video-electroencephalographic monitoring of epileptic patients is performed for epilepsy surgery.
Clinical studies are carried out in the outpatient clinics, wards of the HCFMRP/USP, the Clinical Research Unit, the Emergency Unit, and the Mental Health building. For this purpose, a new building of the Department of Neurosciences and Behavioral Sciences is under construction, intended exclusively for research.
The program brings together advisors with training in specialized areas of Neurology, Neuroscience, and other areas of knowledge.
The joint activity of these professors results in clinical investigations and the study of the mechanisms of diseases, empowering scientific initiation, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students, promoting scientific productivity.
The program maintains formal and informal partnerships with researchers from facilities and laboratories of the General Hospital of the FMRP/USP, and other academic centers in the country and abroad, mainly from the United States and Europe.
It is also one of the programs in the area of Neurology in Brazil best evaluated by CAPES, with a Grade 7 (seven) in the last four evaluations.
Acknowledged nationally and internationally, the program has qualified, since its establishment to December 2020, 570 students, 242 PhD, and 328 masters. In 2020, 06 dissertations and 08 theses were defended.