Professor of Neurology
United States of America
Paula has a career-long interest in the muscular dystrophies spanning clinical care, basic research and clinical research endeavors. Over the last 12 years, she has been a site PI and study chair for studies conducted by the multi-center clinical trial network comprised of 26 centers worldwide, the Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group (CINRG). Paula’s leadership roles in CINRG include serving as the Medical Director currently, chairing multiple clinical studies (2 currently) and chairing the Publications Subcommittee, whose function is to manage data requests and review of manuscripts and presentations for the CINRG network. Furthermore, she is co-director of a Center of Research Translation in Exon Skipping for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and co-director of a Clinical Research Site at the University of Pittsburgh in the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT).
Paula’s experience leading clinical trials in CINRG, coupled with her clinical experience diagnosing and caring for patients with neuromuscular disorders has prepared her to serve on the TACT panel of experts.