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Advocacy, Research, and a Path to the Cure

  • 02/13/2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


  • Limited access from 1/10/2024 through 2/13/2024 (at start of event)

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Speaker Series: Advocacy, Research, and a Path to the Cure

February 13, 2024 7:00 PM EST

Hiral Shah is a movement disorders specialist who believes that storytelling is a powerful method to teach and inspire others to live and thrive with Parkinson's disease. Dr. Shaw will discuss: 

  • Using your voice to create awareness and direction for those living with PD
  • Advocacy - What role do you play?
  • Taking a role in Parkinson's genetic, behavioral, and mental health research

About Dr. Hiral Shah

Hiral Shah is an assistant professor of neurology at CUMC in the Division of Multispecialty Neurology.

Dr. Shah completed her undergraduate at MIT, her medical doctorate at Indiana University School of Medicine and her neurology residency at Columbia, serving as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Shah subsequently spent nearly a year at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, working in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse on public health aspects of neurological illnesses.

She is currently a Global Mental Health Scholar, and also serves as coordinator for WHO’s project on dementia prioritization and G7 Dementia Research Agenda portfolio analysis. In addition, Dr. Shah is a Global Health and Aging Policy Fellow, with plans to examine best practices surrounding human rights protection for those with cognitive impairment and dementia. 

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