|With NINDS director Dr. Story Landis and NINDS deputy director Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz (c) are new advisory
council members (from l) Susan Axelrod, and Drs. Edgar J. Kenton III, Caroline M. Tanner, Lucie Bruijin and Ralph G. Dacey, Jr. Not shown is Dr. Gary Westbrook.
Six new members recently joined the National
Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council:
Susan Axelrod is president and founder of Citizens
United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), a non-profit organization founded
by mothers of children with severe epilepsy. She recently helped organize and co-sponsor the NIH conference, “Curing Epilepsy
2007: Translating Discoveries
Dr. Lucie Bruijin is science director
and vice president of the Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis Association,
a national non-profit organization and the largest private
source of funding for ALS research in the world. She has developed and characterized various
model systems of neurodegenerative diseases,
including a mouse model of ALS.
Dr. Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., is the Henry G. and Edith R. Schwartz professor and chairman of the department of neurological surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. A leader in the field of cerebrovascular neurosurgery, he also serves as neurosurgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Dr. Edgar J. Kenton, III, is an expert in stroke and neurological disease. He is former director of the Stroke Prevention Intervention Research Program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and currently serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties
and the Accreditation Council of Continuing
Dr. Caroline M. Tanner is director of clinical research at the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale,
Calif. An epidemiologist and biostatistician, she serves on the editorial board of the journal Neuroepidemiology and on the scientific advisory board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Dr. Gary Westbrook is co-director of the Vollum Institute, a privately endowed research unit of the Oregon Health and Science University. He is also a professor of neurology at the university’s school of medicine and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuroscience.