"I am delighted to receive this award, which has been previously given to the very greatest contributors to the field of Parkinson's disease research," said Dr. Eidelberg upon acceptance yesterday of the plaque and Springer award's $10,000 prize.
Established in memory of Fred Springer, APDA treasurer and past president for more than 20 years, the award goes to a physician or scientist who has made a major contribution toward easing the burden and finding the cure for Parkinson's disease. Dr. Eidelberg was recognized for his work at The Feinstein Institute on mapping out intricate nerve pathways in the brain involved in Parkinson's disease, including pioneering new methods for viewing the brain at work, early diagnosis of disease, and predicting and evaluating response to various treatments.
"When we began working on network analysis and brain imaging, we never thought that the results would have yielded so many interesting insights into how this disease alters brain function, and how treatment can successfully repair these abnormal brain pathways. We hope that this work will now continue to help us design newer and better therapies for Parkinson's disease patients," Dr. Eidelberg said.
Dr. Eidelberg specializes in utilizing positron emission tomography (PET) to look inside the brain. In a recent project, he and his team of researchers developed a diagnostic technique using PET imaging to differentiate between Parkinson's disease
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