March 25, 2013

Standaert named chairman of Parkinson Disease Association's advisory board

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standaert coatDavid Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., John N. Whitaker Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the UAB School of Medicine, recently accepted chairmanship of the American Parkinson Disease Association’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Standaert is director of the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics and director of the Division of Movement Disorders in Neurology He also directs UAB’s APDA Advanced Center for Parkinson Research —one of nine APDA-supported centers in major research institutions nationwide — and is medical director of the UAB APDA Information and Referral Center.

As chairman, he directs the 13-member Scientific Advisory Board, which reviews research proposals submitted to the ADPA and advises on strategic issues.

He has been an active member of the APDA advisory board since May 2001 and is the board’s fourth chairman since the organization’s founding in 1961.