Two Neurologists from NPF’s Center of Excellence Network Receive Awards from the American Academy of Neurology

Release date: 4/13/2011

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) congratulates John Nutt, MD, and Michael S. Okun, MD, for receiving awards in neurologic research from The American Academy of Neurology (AAN).  The awards were presented on April 13, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii at AAN’s 63rd Annual Meeting.

John Nutt is the Medical Director of NPF’s Center of Excellence in Portland, Oregon; he received the “Movement Disorders Research Award.”

Michael S. Okun is the Medical Director of NPF’s Center of Excellence in Gainesville, Florida; he received the “Lawrence C. McHenry Award: An Award for the History of Neurology.”

Both centers are involved in NPF’s Quality Improvement Initiative (QII) which has the dual goal of building the largest clinical research patient database in Parkinson’s and improving outcomes of people living with the disease.

NPF applauds both of these outstanding neurologists for their work in the study and care of Parkinson’s disease.

Learn more about NPF’s Center of Excellence Network.

Read the press release issued by American Academy of Neurology: AAN Announces 2011 Award Winners in Neurologic Research.