M Flint BealDepartment of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 01 October 2002)
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medical College
The Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Neurologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Dr Beal received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1976 and did his internship and first year residency in Medicine at New York-Cornell before completing his residency in Neurology at The Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr Beal is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society and received the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award of the American Neurologic Association. He has served on the Council of the American Neurologic Association and on the Science Advisory Committees of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, Huntington's Disease Society of America, Parkinson's Disease Study Group, Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Bachman-Strauss Foundation, The ALS Association, and the American Health Assistance Foundation. Dr Beal is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He serves on the editorial boards of seven journals, the Journal of Neurochemistry, the Annals of Neurology, Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, Experimental Neurology and Neurobiology of Disease.
Dr Beal's research has focused on the mechanism of neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He has also been working on the development of novel neurochemical assays for assessing oxidative damage for use in clinical trials of new therapies for these disorders.
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F1000 Medicine Reports 2011 3:(7) (01 Apr 2011)
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