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HELP 4 HD with Ira Shoulson MD

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Monday, May 9, 2011 - Our incredible special guest is Ira Shoulson, MD Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology and Human Science and Director of the Program for Regulatory Science and Medicine (PRSM) at Georgetown University – new full-time academic positions effective January 1, 2011.  Previously, Dr Shoulson was the Louis C. Lasagna Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology and Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in Rochester, New York. 

He received his MD degree (1971) and postdoctoral training in medicine (1971-73) and neurology (1975-77) at the University of Rochester and in experimental therapeutics at the National Institutes of Health (1973-75).  Dr. Shoulson founded the Parkinson Study Group (www.parkinson-strudy-group.org) in 1985 and the Huntington Study Group (www.huntington-study-group.org) in 1994 -- international academic consortia devoted to research and development of treatments for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and related neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorders. 

He has served as principal investigator of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored trials "Deprenyl and Tocopherol Antioxidative Therapy of Parkinsonism" (DATATOP), the “Prospective Huntington At Risk Observational Study” (PHAROS), and more than 25 other controlled multi-center studies. 

He was formerly a member of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council and president of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics (ASENT) He is currently associate editor of Archives of Neurology and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. 

He has authored over 280 scientific reports.