Simuni Named Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Research ProfessorNovember 11, 2010
Simuni's research interests include movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, chorea, dystonia, essential tremor, multiple systems atrophy, myoclonus and progressive supranuclear palsy. Simuni established a Parkinson’s disease division within Feinberg’s Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology when she joined the faculty 10 years ago. The division now has four faculty members, a subspecialty fellowship program and an array of research projects.
Simuni is a nationally recognized expert in her field and the principal investigator of several research projects, including a large, multicenter trial of isradipine, a calcium blocker, as a potential neuroprotective agent in Parkinson’s disease.