Prof. Nir Giladi
Nir Giladi, M.D., is a renowned leader in the field of movement disorders, full professor at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and chairman of the Neurological Institute at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
His research interests are in the field of gait, falls, cognition and genetics in Parkinson's Disease. Over the past decade, Prof. Giladi has devoted much of his time to research regarding the prodromal stage of Parkinson's Disease, focusing on biological markers of early detection and predicting the conversion from a subject at risk to a patient with Parkinson's Disease.
Prof. Karen B. Avraham
Karen B. Avraham, Ph.D., is Vice Dean at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and holds the Drs. Sarah and Felix Dumont Chair for Research of Hearing Disorders. She performs research on the genomics of deafness at the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry and is a member of the Sagol School of Neuroscience and the Safra Center for Bioinformatics. Dr. Avraham was awarded the Sir Bernard Katz Prize (Humboldt Foundation, Germany), the Bruno Memorial Prize (Rothschild Foundation), the TEVA Prize for Groundbreaking Research in Rare Diseases, the Teva Founders Prize on Breathroughs and most recently, the Beutler Research Program of Excellence in Genomic Medicine. Her team's grant support is from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Israel Precision Medicine Partnership (IPMP) Program, German-Israel Research Foundation (GIF), and Beutler Research Program of Excellence in Genomic Medicine.
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