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Simuni Named Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Research Professor

Neurologist established the Parkinson’s disease division at Feinberg

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November 11, 2010
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Tanya Simuni, M.D., associate professor of neurology in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, has been named the Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Research Professor in Parkinson’s  Disease and Movement Disorders.

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.