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NIH and its Role in Research and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease -Saturday Brunch Webinar October 30, 2021 10:30am EDT - 12pm EDT
Join Parkinson Social Network at the next Saturday Brunch Webinar October 30, 2021 10:30am EDT - 12pm EDT when we presented three distinguished speakers from NIH (National Institutes of Health) and its Role in Research and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
-Dr. Beth-Anne Sieber
Program Director in the Division of Neuro Science, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
-Dr. Debra Ehrlich
Chief of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at the NIH Clinical Center
-Mr. Justin Cohen, Director of the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment

Oct 30, 2021 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Debra Ehrlich
Chief of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at the NIH Clinical Center @National Institutes of Health/NINDS at NIH
She completed her undergraduate studies at Brandeis University and received an M.S. from Rutgers University in 2006 with master’s thesis work exploring molecular alterations in the cerebellum of PMCA2-null mice. Dr. Ehrlich received her M.D. from Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in 2011. She joined the NIH as a Staff Clinician in 2017. She is also serving as the Program Director for the Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowship program at NIH. Dr. Ehrlich is board certified in neurology. Her research focuses on clinical studies in patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders with a particular interest in deep brain stimulation as a treatment for various movement disorders.
Mr. Justin Cohen
Director of the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment @NIH
As chief of the Office of Communications and Media Relations and Patient Recruitment (OCMR), Justin Cohen is responsible for overseeing conceptual direction, strategic initiatives and the day-to-day communications operation for the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world dedicated to clinical research. NIH Clinical Center communications and recruitment serve diverse audiences: patients and families, potential patients and healthy volunteers, staff and visiting health professionals, and a wide range of other personal and professional visitors. Cohen earned his BA degree with honors in political science from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He completed an MA degree in political science at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and then decided to advance and refine his educational attainment by earning an MS in Health and Social Behavior from Harvard University School of Public Health.
Dr. Beth-Anne Sieber
Program Director in the Division of Neuro Science, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke @NIH
Dr. Beth-Anne Sieber is a program officer at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), managing a research grant portfolio on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related disorders, dystonia and essential tremor. Her PD grant portfolio includes neurobiological and pharmacological approaches to understand neuronal loss and alterations in circuitry; neuroinflammation and neuroimmune aspects of PD and the role of the gut-brain axis. Dr. Sieber also manages the Udall Centers of Excellence for PD Research program and chairs the NINDS PD Work Group (PDWG), which coordinates PD research programs and related activities across extramural NINDS. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Physiology and Neurobiology from a joint program between Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.