PND Research Grant Program : $245,000 Awarded to Research On Behalf of Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases
The PND Association is pleased to announce the following awards over 2007-2008:
I. Recipient: Michael Rotstein, MD Pediatric Neurology Unit, Dana Hospital for Children Tel Aviv, Israel Award: $100,000 Two Year Postdoctoral Fellowship Movement Disorders emphasis on Pediatric Neurotransmitter Diseases. Second Year Research Study: "Motor Phenotype of the HPH -1 Mouse as a Model for GTPCH- Deficiency". Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York under direction of Stanley Fahn MD and Darryl De Vivo MD
II. Recipient: K. Michael Gibson PHD, FACMG, Director Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Award: $50,000 "Hepatocyte Repopulation in Gamma Hydroxybutyric Aciduria".
III. Recipient: Phillip L. Pearl MD, Children's National Medical Center Award: $40,000 "Clinical Studies in SSADH Deficiency"
IV. Recipient: Keith Hyland PhD, Director Department of Neurochemistry, Horizon
Molecular Medicine Award: $30,000 "Enzyme and Molecular Testing for PND's"
V. Recipients: Ellen J. Hess PhD Associate Professor of Neurology/Neuroscience and H.A. Jinnah MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology John Hopkins University, Movement Disorder Division Award: $25,000 "Mouse Model Tyrosine Hydroxylase: Clinical Variability in TH Deficiency as a Direct Consequence of the influence of the Genetic Mutation on the Functions of the TH Enzyme".
Thank you to the PND Grant Review Committee and Chair Darryl De Vivo MD for their enormous effort in making this possible. Research updates will be provided at the 2008 PND Symposium and on the PND Website.