Optimizing Clinical Trial Readiness for Prevention of Huntington’s Disease

Event Date & Time

August 16, 2019 at 8:00am - 9:30am

Location

MED Room 309L


Event Details:
Health care students and professionals are invited to join our grand rounds for clinical case discussion with renowned physicians and researchers.

Topic: Optimizing Clinical Trial Readiness for Prevention of Huntington's Disease

Presenter:Jane Paulsen, Ph.D., co-director of the University of Iowa Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence and an internationally renowned Huntington disease researcher for over 25 years.

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Jane Paulsen, Ph.D.

Jane Paulsen, Ph.D., is the co-director of the University of Iowa Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence and an internationally renowned Huntington disease researcher for over 25 years. Dr. Paulsen's main area of research is the neuropsychological features of Huntington disease with focus on new treatments for Huntington disease.

Paulsen is the principal investigator of the National Institutes of Health funded PREDICT-HD study, the largest study of presymptomatic Huntington disease in the world with 27 active study sites around the world. She is also the principal investigator of the Juvenile Huntington Disease Natural History Study, which examines the rare, devastating form of Huntington disease that affects children.

She was given the 2012 Juvenile Huntington’s Disease Award from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America for her contribution to the understanding of this disease.