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Sean M. Healey & AMG
Center for ALS at Mass General

ACCELERATING INNOVATION FOR A CURE

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Led by Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a recognized global leader in ALS research and treatment, the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General draws on the breadth of our scientific expertise, bringing together laboratory investigators, clinicians, project managers, bioinformatics specialists and others to radically accelerate innovations in pursuit of ALS. The entire team, together with a Science Advisory Council and experts from around the globe, are exploring new ways to cure, control and prevent ALS.

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc Director of Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS, Chief of Neurology Service at Mass General

Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc

Director of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General, Chief of Neurology, Mass General, Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Director of the Mass General Neurological Clinical Research Institute, Co-Founder and past Co-Chair of the Northeast ALS Consortium

Mark W. Albers, MD, PhD

Mark W. Albers, MD, PhD

Neurologist at Mass General and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Steven E. Arnold, MD

Steven E. Arnold, MD

Director Alzheimer's Clinical & Translational Research Unit and Translational Neurology Head, Interdisciplinary Brain Center at Mass General and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Nazem Atassi, MD

Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc

Co-director of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Mass General,
Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical
School and Executive Committee Member of Northeast ALS Consortium

Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH

Suma Babu, MBBS, MPH

Assistant in Neurology at Mass General and Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

James D. Berry, MD, MPH

James D. Berry, MD, MPH

Director of Division of ALS & Motor Neuron Diseases, Co-Director of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute and Winthrop Family
Scholar at Mass General, Director of the Partners
Neurodegenerative Clinical Research Fellowship, and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Marianne Kearney Chase

Marianne Kearney Chase

Director of Research Operations of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Mass General

William David, MD, PhD

William David, MD, PhD

Director of the EMG Laboratory and Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center at Mass General, Associate Program Director for the Harvard Partners Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Annette De Mattos

Annette De Mattos

Senior Grant Administrator at Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Mass General

Kristin Drake, MS, MBA

Kristin Drake, MS, MBA

Senior Director of Business Development, Strategic Initiatives and Operations at Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Mass General

Daniella Grasso Walker

Daniella Grasso Walker

Senior Project Manager at Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Mass General

Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, MD, PhD

Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, MD, PhD

Assistant in Neuroscience at MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School

Katharine Nicholson, MD

Katharine Nicholson, MD

Assistant in Neurology at Mass General and Instructor at Harvard Medical School

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

ALS physician scientist at Mass General and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD

Assistant in Neuroscience at Mass General and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Darlene Sawicki, MSN, NP-BC

Darlene Sawicki, MSN, NP-BC

Nurse Practitioner in the ALS Clinic and Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Mass General

Jennifer Scalia, NP

Jennifer Scalia, NP

Nurse Practitioner in ALS Clinic and ALS Clinic Nurse Manager

Alex Sherman, MS

Alex Sherman, MS

Director at Center for Innovation and Biomedical Informatics at Mass General and Principal Associate in Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Beverly Smits

Beverly Smits

Operations & Project Manager at Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Mass General

Brian Wainger, MD, PhD

Brian Wainger, MD, PhD

Physician scientist at Mass General and Assistant Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School

Hong Yu, MS

Hong Yu, MS

Director of Data Management at Neurological Clinical Research Institute at Mass General

Our Science Advisory Council

Ammar Al-Chalabi, MB ChB, PhD, FRCP

Ammar Al-Chalabi, PhD, FRCP, DipStat

Professor of Neurology, King’s College London

Jinsy Andrews, MD, MSc

Jinsy Andrews, MD, MSc

Director of Neuromuscular Clinical Trials, Columbia University

Stanley H. Appel, MD

Stanley H. Appel, MD

Peggy & Gary Edwards Distinguished Endowed Chair, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology. Professor of Neurology, Institute for Academic Medicine. Full Member, Research Institute. Co-director, Neurological Institute Houston Methodist

Robert H. Brown, Jr., D.Phil, MD

Robert H. Brown, Jr., MD, DPhil

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology UMass Medical Center

Lucie Bruijn, PhD

Lucie Bruijn, PhD, MBA

Senior Advisor to Healey Center

Kevin Eggan, Ph.D

Kevin Eggan, PhD

Professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. Director of the Stem Cell Program, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute

Seung H Kim, MD, PhD

Seung H Kim, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology at Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul, Director of ALS clinic and Korean NIH sponsored Stem Cell Therapy Center

Diane Lipscombe, PhD

Diane Lipscombe, PhD

President of Society of Neuroscience, Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Science

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD

David Clayson Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine and Co-Chair of Northeast ALS Consortium

Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD

Jeremy Shefner, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Barrows Neurological Institute. Former Co-chair, Northeast ALS Consortium

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For clinical trials and research information:
Judith Carey, RN
ALS Research Access Nurse
617-724-8995
jcarey8@partners.org

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Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
Director of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS
617-724-1873
cudkowicz.merit@mgh.harvard.edu

Kristin Drake, MS, MBA
Senior Administrative Director
617-724-7076
krdrake@mgh.harvard.edu

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