Dr. Michael Strong

Dr. Michael StrongDr. Michael Strong was the director of the London Motor Neuron Diseases Clinic at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) from 1990 to 2010, and is the Arthur J. Hudson Chair in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research. Michael is a scientist and interim Scientific Director at the Robarts Research Institute, and from 2000 to 2010 was the chief of Neurology and co-chair of the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Western University. He undertook his undergraduate training in biochemistry and medicine at Queens University, Neurology training at Western, and post graduate training from 1987 to 1990 at the Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Michael was awarded the Sheila Essay Award in 2005 and the Forbes Norris Award in 2008, and is the only Canadian to have received both international awards for ALS research. In 2009, he received the Distinguished University Professor Award from Western and was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is currently the Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for his contributions to ALS care, research and the training of a generation of ALS researchers.

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