Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Biomarkers & Testing for PD

In this special broadcast of of APDA’s Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Biomarkers & Testing for PD, special guest Dr. David Standaert shared his expertise and the latest news about biomarkers and testing for Parkinson’s disease, and answered audience questions live.

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Dr. Standaert graduated from Harvard College and received MD and PhD degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Following his Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he was appointed a Howard Hughes Fellow and completed a three-year research and clinical fellowship in Movement Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1995 to 2006 and then relocated to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Currently, he is the John N. Whitaker Professor and Chair of the UAB Department of Neurology and a senior member of the faculty of the Division of Movement Disorders. He directs the NIH-funded Alabama Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research. He is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the American Parkinson Disease Association, a Deputy Editor of the journal Movement Disorders, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association, and First Vice President of the Association of University Professors of Neurology. He has previously served as a Director and Vice President of the American Neurological Association, and currently is the Vice Chair of the AON/ACTN Oversight Committee. He has also served on the NINDS Board of Scientific Counselors.


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