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From Novice to Expert: A Series in Multiple Sclerosis Management

  • Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

    Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

    Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

    Advanced Practice Nurse, Neuroscience Program Coordinator

    Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN, is currently the president of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, and is the Neuroscience Program Coordinator at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. She is involved in various organizations, including the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Ms Perrin Ross has been active in neuroscience clinical research for over 20 years. She speaks at numerous meetings and conferences, and has written several articles and book chapters on MS and dementia. She earned her BSN degree from Loyola University School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois, and her MSN degree from Loyola University’s Graduate School of Nursing.
  • Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD

    Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD

    Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD

    Emeritus Professor in Neurology

    Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurology at the McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He held the Bartels Family and Opal C. Rankin Professorships of Neurology at UTHealth, where he served as director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Group and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center, and as a member of the graduate faculty of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr Wolinsky focuses on the design, implementation, conduct and analysis of clinical trials of multiple sclerosis, and basic and applied research in quantitative MRI analysis and MR spectroscopic imaging. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.
  • James D. Bowen, MD

    James D. Bowen, MD

    James D. Bowen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

    James D. Bowen, MD, is medical director for the multiple sclerosis center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Washington, and is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Washington. Dr Bowen earned his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed a two-year residency in internal medicine and neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is chair of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Greater Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society. Dr Bowen is a recipient of the Physician Leadership Award from the Swedish Medical Center, and has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous book chapters and abstracts with a focus on multiple sclerosis.
  • Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

    Professor & Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs) Department of Neurology

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA, is professor and vice chair (clinical affairs) of neurology, and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. Dr Coyle is currently involved in various therapeutic trials testing new immunotherapies for multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as studies addressing neurologic aspects of Lyme disease. Her areas of expertise include Lyme disease and neurologic infections, cerebrospinal fluid, therapeutics and neuroimmunology, and she has authored several articles on the clinical/basic research aspects of MS and neurologic infections. She earned her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where she also completed her residency and fellowship.
  • Marie Namey, APRN, MSCN

    Marie Namey, APRN, MSCN

    Marie Namey, APRN, MSCN

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research

    Marie A. Namey, APRN, MSCN, is a clinical nurse specialist at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. She earned her MSN degree from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and her BSN degree from Villa Maria College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Ms Namey is a member of the local Multiple Sclerosis Society Chapter’s Professional Advisory Committee, a member of the Healthcare Advisory Council for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, and is a founding member and past president of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses. She has published several articles, and speaks for patient and professional groups on aspects of multiple sclerosis care.

Alzheimer's Disease

  • Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS

    Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS

    Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS

    Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

    Stephen Salloway, MD, MS, is chief of neurology and director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, and professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Under his direction, the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program has conducted more than 75 clinical trials developing new diagnostic tests and treatments for memory loss, and his program is currently conducting 5 prevention trials for individuals at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Dr Salloway has published over 300 scientific articles and abstracts, edited 3 books, and lectures widely about early diagnosis and treatment of AD. He received his MD from Stanford Medical School, and completed residencies in neurology and psychiatry at Yale University.

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  • Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He has published more than 90 original peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, and reviews pertaining to Guillain-Barre´ syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), paraprotein associated neuropathies, vasculitic neuropathy, and various other inflammatory and immune-mediated disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Dr Gorson’s clinical and research expertise extends to patients with neuropathies associated with diabetes, connective tissue disorders, and cancer, inherited peripheral neuropathies, and disorders of muscle, myasthenia gravis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology

    Richard J. Barohn, MD, is chairman of the Department of Neurology and vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas, where he is also the Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology, University Distinguished Professor, and president of the Research Institute. His present research focuses on myopathies (such as polymyositis and muscular dystrophy), motor neuron disease (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), peripheral neuropathies, and myasthenia gravis. Dr Barohn leads many multicenter international trials, served on the editorial board for Neurology, is the associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disorders, and is founding chair of the Section of Neuromuscular Disease in the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Professor of Neurology

    Roy L. Freeman, MD, is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders in the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His research and clinical interests are the physiology and pathophysiology of the small nerve fibers and the autonomic nervous system. Dr Freeman’s research covers neurological complications of diabetes; neuropathic pain; autonomic complications of Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy; and the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic and peripheral nervous system disorders. He is the principal investigator on various neuropathic pain clinical trials, and chairman of the World Federation of Neurology research group on the autonomic nervous system.

Neuropsychiatric Sequelae Virtual Curriculum Series: Agitation, Depression, and Pseudobulbar Affect

  • David Beck, MD

    David Beck, MD

    David Beck, MD

    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

    David Beck, MD, is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. Dr Beck’s interests include caring for patients with dementia, anxiety and depression in the elderly, telepsychiatry, and palliative care. He is a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and has more than 20 years’ experience in providing psychiatric consultation to nursing homes. He is a graduate of The University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and psychiatry, and completed additional training in geriatric medicine at Duke University.
  • George T. Grossberg, MD

    George T. Grossberg, MD

    George T. Grossberg, MD

    Samuel W. Fordyce Professor; Director, Geriatric Psychiatry

    George T. Grossberg, MD, is the Samuel W. Fordyce Professor in the Departments of Neurology & Psychiatry, Anatomy and Neurobiology and Internal Medicine, and director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. He consults in the development of protocols for central nervous system disorders in older patients, and he is involved in a variety of basic as well as clinical research projects in the area of dementing disorders, with a focus on behavioral disturbances in dementia. Dr Grossberg is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and holds membership in numerous professional societies. He completed his MD at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
  • Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

    Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

    Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

    Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, is the Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and clinical director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. He chairs the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Research Colloquium for Young Investigators and the APA Work Group on Biomarkers and Novel Treatments. He is past president of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), and is on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). He earned his MD and PhD from the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • Michael E. Thase, MD

    Michael E. Thase, MD

    Michael E. Thase, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry

    Michael E. Thase, MD, is professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Section in the department of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and directs the Mood Disorders Research studies at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr Thase’s research focuses on the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, including studies of the differential therapeutics of both depression and bipolar affective disorder. He has authored or co-authored 16 books, numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and is involved in several professional organizations that include the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

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  • Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

    Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

    Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN

    Advanced Practice Nurse, Neuroscience Program Coordinator

    Amy Perrin Ross, APN, MSN, CNRN, MSCN, is currently the president of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, and is the Neuroscience Program Coordinator at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. She is involved in various organizations, including the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Ms Perrin Ross has been active in neuroscience clinical research for over 20 years. She speaks at numerous meetings and conferences, and has written several articles and book chapters on MS and dementia. She earned her BSN degree from Loyola University School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois, and her MSN degree from Loyola University’s Graduate School of Nursing.
  • Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD

    Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD

    Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD

    Emeritus Professor in Neurology

    Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurology at the McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He held the Bartels Family and Opal C. Rankin Professorships of Neurology at UTHealth, where he served as director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Group and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis Center, and as a member of the graduate faculty of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr Wolinsky focuses on the design, implementation, conduct and analysis of clinical trials of multiple sclerosis, and basic and applied research in quantitative MRI analysis and MR spectroscopic imaging. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.
  • James D. Bowen, MD

    James D. Bowen, MD

    James D. Bowen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

    James D. Bowen, MD, is medical director for the multiple sclerosis center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, Washington, and is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Washington. Dr Bowen earned his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed a two-year residency in internal medicine and neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is chair of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Greater Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society. Dr Bowen is a recipient of the Physician Leadership Award from the Swedish Medical Center, and has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, numerous book chapters and abstracts with a focus on multiple sclerosis.
  • Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA

    Professor & Vice Chair (Clinical Affairs) Department of Neurology

    Patricia K. Coyle, MD, FAAN, FANA, is professor and vice chair (clinical affairs) of neurology, and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. Dr Coyle is currently involved in various therapeutic trials testing new immunotherapies for multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as studies addressing neurologic aspects of Lyme disease. Her areas of expertise include Lyme disease and neurologic infections, cerebrospinal fluid, therapeutics and neuroimmunology, and she has authored several articles on the clinical/basic research aspects of MS and neurologic infections. She earned her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where she also completed her residency and fellowship.
  • Marie Namey, APRN, MSCN

    Marie Namey, APRN, MSCN

    Marie Namey, APRN, MSCN

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mellen Center for MS Treatment & Research

    Marie A. Namey, APRN, MSCN, is a clinical nurse specialist at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. She earned her MSN degree from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and her BSN degree from Villa Maria College in Erie, Pennsylvania. Ms Namey is a member of the local Multiple Sclerosis Society Chapter’s Professional Advisory Committee, a member of the Healthcare Advisory Council for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, and is a founding member and past president of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses. She has published several articles, and speaks for patient and professional groups on aspects of multiple sclerosis care.
  • Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS

    Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS

    Stephen P. Salloway, MD, MS

    Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

    Stephen Salloway, MD, MS, is chief of neurology and director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, and professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Under his direction, the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program has conducted more than 75 clinical trials developing new diagnostic tests and treatments for memory loss, and his program is currently conducting 5 prevention trials for individuals at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Dr Salloway has published over 300 scientific articles and abstracts, edited 3 books, and lectures widely about early diagnosis and treatment of AD. He received his MD from Stanford Medical School, and completed residencies in neurology and psychiatry at Yale University.
  • Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology

    Kenneth C. Gorson, MD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He has published more than 90 original peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, and reviews pertaining to Guillain-Barre´ syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), paraprotein associated neuropathies, vasculitic neuropathy, and various other inflammatory and immune-mediated disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Dr Gorson’s clinical and research expertise extends to patients with neuropathies associated with diabetes, connective tissue disorders, and cancer, inherited peripheral neuropathies, and disorders of muscle, myasthenia gravis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Richard J. Barohn, MD

    Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology

    Richard J. Barohn, MD, is chairman of the Department of Neurology and vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas, where he is also the Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology, University Distinguished Professor, and president of the Research Institute. His present research focuses on myopathies (such as polymyositis and muscular dystrophy), motor neuron disease (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), peripheral neuropathies, and myasthenia gravis. Dr Barohn leads many multicenter international trials, served on the editorial board for Neurology, is the associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disorders, and is founding chair of the Section of Neuromuscular Disease in the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Roy L. Freeman, MD

    Professor of Neurology

    Roy L. Freeman, MD, is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Autonomic and Peripheral Nerve Disorders in the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His research and clinical interests are the physiology and pathophysiology of the small nerve fibers and the autonomic nervous system. Dr Freeman’s research covers neurological complications of diabetes; neuropathic pain; autonomic complications of Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy; and the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic and peripheral nervous system disorders. He is the principal investigator on various neuropathic pain clinical trials, and chairman of the World Federation of Neurology research group on the autonomic nervous system.
  • David Beck, MD

    David Beck, MD

    David Beck, MD

    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

    David Beck, MD, is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. Dr Beck’s interests include caring for patients with dementia, anxiety and depression in the elderly, telepsychiatry, and palliative care. He is a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and has more than 20 years’ experience in providing psychiatric consultation to nursing homes. He is a graduate of The University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and psychiatry, and completed additional training in geriatric medicine at Duke University.
  • George T. Grossberg, MD

    George T. Grossberg, MD

    George T. Grossberg, MD

    Samuel W. Fordyce Professor; Director, Geriatric Psychiatry

    George T. Grossberg, MD, is the Samuel W. Fordyce Professor in the Departments of Neurology & Psychiatry, Anatomy and Neurobiology and Internal Medicine, and director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. He consults in the development of protocols for central nervous system disorders in older patients, and he is involved in a variety of basic as well as clinical research projects in the area of dementing disorders, with a focus on behavioral disturbances in dementia. Dr Grossberg is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and holds membership in numerous professional societies. He completed his MD at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
  • Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

    Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

    Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD

    Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD, is the Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and clinical director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. He chairs the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Research Colloquium for Young Investigators and the APA Work Group on Biomarkers and Novel Treatments. He is past president of the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), and is on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). He earned his MD and PhD from the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • Michael E. Thase, MD

    Michael E. Thase, MD

    Michael E. Thase, MD

    Professor of Psychiatry

    Michael E. Thase, MD, is professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Section in the department of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and directs the Mood Disorders Research studies at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr Thase’s research focuses on the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, including studies of the differential therapeutics of both depression and bipolar affective disorder. He has authored or co-authored 16 books, numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and is involved in several professional organizations that include the American Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.