NINDS’s Hallett Receives Honorary Degree in Hamburg
Dr. Mark Hallett, chief of the Medical Neurology Branch and the human motor control section in the NINDS Division of Intramural Research, was awarded an honorary degree from the medical faculty of the University of Hamburg in Germany during the Hamburg Neuroscience Symposium on May 2. He was recognized as an outstanding scientist whose groundbreaking scientific work in the fields of human systems neuroscience and neurology—especially on motor control and movement disorders—has contributed significantly to the progress of neuroscience.
Hallett earned undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and received his neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before joining NIH in 1984, Hallett was chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. Currently, his work centers on understanding the physiology of normal human voluntary movement and the pathophysiology of different movement disorders.