Clinical Fellowship Program Past Recipients

2006 Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS

  • Michael Benatar, MBChB, Ph.D., FAAN 
  • Institution: Emory University 
  • Mentor: Jonathan D. Glass, M.D. 
  • Research Title: Towards the Design of a Clinical Trial to Prevent or Delay the Onset of Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 

2007 Clinical Scientist Development Award in ALS

  • Ann Marie Wills, M.D. 
  • Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Mentor: Robert H. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. 
  • Research Title: Clinical Correlation of Paraoxonase Activity with Genotypic Variation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 

2008 Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS 

  • Alice Chen-Plotkin, M.D. 
  • Institution: University of Pennsylvania 
  • Mentor: Virginia M. Y. Lee, Ph.D. 
  • Research Title: Gene Expression in ALS-Spectrum Disorders: A Genome-Wide Approach 

2009 Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS

  • Swati Aggarwal, M.D.  
  • Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Mentor: Merit Cudkowicz, M.D., MSc 
  • Research Title: Selection Trial Design for Promising Therapeutics in ALS 

2011 Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS 

  • Steve Han, M.D., Ph.D.  
  • Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital 
  • Mentor: Kevin Eggan, Ph.D. 
  • Research Title: ALS Disease Modeling Using Motor Neurons Derived from Patient-Specific Stem Cells: Identifying Relevant Phenotypes Useful for Drug Discovery 

2013 Richard Olney Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS

  • James Berry, M.D., MPH 
  • Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurological Clinical Research Institute 
  • Mentor: Merit Cudkowicz, M.D., MSc 
  • Research Title: Longitudinal Investigation of Activated Peripheral Blood Monocyte Counts and Gene Expression in Patients with ALS Neurons