Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board

The Board comprises scientists with nationally recognized expertise in a variety of leading edge research areas within the field of Parkinson’s disease.

APDA grants are awarded through a competitive application process and reviewed by APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). A rigorous review and scoring process of the applications is conducted by the SAB when it convenes annually to review the proposals. In order to be considered for funding, only applications which meet the highest quality are recommended to the APDA Board of Directors. Scoring of the grants includes three major areas of criteria including: overall significance and impact in the field of Parkinson’s disease, the appropriateness of the principal investigator and the academic and scientific environment for the proposed project, and the feasibility of the proposed budget and time period for completion.

David Standaert

David G. Standaert, MD, PhD

John N. Whitaker Professor and Chair of Neurology
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Dennis W. Dickson, MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Terry Ellis, PhD, PT

Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Director: Center for Neurorehabilitation
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston, MA

J. Timothy Greenamyre,

Love Family Professor & Vice-Chair of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Un Jung Kang, MD

Founders Professor, Department of Neurology
New York Langone Health Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, New York, NY

Mary Maral Mouradian, MD

William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Jill Ostrum, MD

Professor of Neurology Division Chief, UCSF Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center

Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Joel S. Perlmutter, MD

Elliot Stein Family Professor of Neurology, Professor of Radiology, Neurobiology, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO

Marie Hélène Saint-Hilaire,

Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Clemens R. Scherzer, MD

Director, Stephen & Denise Adams Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research, Stephen and Denise Adams Professor of Neurology Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Evan Yale Snyder, MD, PhD

Director, Stem Cell & Regeneration Program
The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA

Vivek K. Unni, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Department of Neurology
Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research
Parkinson Center of Oregon, Portland, OR

Daniel Weintraub, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Department of Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

SAB Emeritus

James Bennett, MD, PhD
Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD
Mahlon DeLong, MD
Richard Myers, PhD
Jacob Sage, MD
Ray Watts, MD
G Frederick Wooten Jr., MD