04/26/11 Portland, Ore.
John Nutt, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, has received the American Academy of Neurology’s Movement Disorders Research Award.
Dr. Nutt is the Co-Founder and Director of the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon and Movement Disorders Program and Co-Director of the Portland VAMC Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center.
Dr. Nutt has gained international recognition for his innovative research in movement disorders and is widely used as a scientific consultant in the development of many new therapeutic agents for Parkinson's disease. He is widely recognized for his work on the pharmacokinetics of levodopa which has provided significant clinical and scientific insight on this important therapy for PD. His background in pharmacology has made him a world leader in testing many novel therapeutics for Parkinson's disease as well as new neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapies. He has also become a world leader and international expert in understanding the gait and balance problems of PD and ways to better manage these problems.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will recognize the outstanding achievements of researchers in neurology during the AAN's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu, April 9 through 16, 2011, the world's largest gathering of neurologists with more than 2,500 presentations on the latest advances in neurologic research.