The American Neuromuscular Foundation relies on dedicated volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and committees. The Board of Directors is responsible for the foundation's strategic planning, policy creation, financial oversight, and executive director supervision. The foundation's committees help achieve its mission to improve the quality of patient care and advance the science of nerve and muscle diseases.

Research Committee

The Research Committee identifies and establishes relevant NM research opportunities; reviews research proposals including, but not limited to, those from other funding organizations and makes funding recommendations to the ANF Board of Director; monitors funded projects; and evaluates submissions for the President’s Research Initiative Award and provides the President with rankings to assist with the selection of recipients for this award; and assists in identifying activities and opportunities to increase individual and corporate giving.
Meets yearly at the AANEM Annual Meeting. Additional commitment outside of the annual meeting is approximately 10 – 12 hours per year and via conference calls.


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Committee Members

Christina Fournier, MD
Mohammad Abu-Rub, MD
Ian Ackers, DO, PhD, PhD
Adenike Adewuyi, MD, PhD
Matti Allen, MD, PhD
Mike Berger, MD, PhD
I-Hweii Chen, MD, PhD
Tae Hwan Chung, MD
Colin Franz, MD, PhD
James Howard, MD
Noah Kolb, MD
Justin Kwan, MD
Tanya Lehky, MD
Margherita Milone, MD, PhD
Zhiyv Niu, PhD, FACMG
Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD
Varun Sreenivasan, MD
Mathula Thangarajh, MD, PhD
Uzma Usman, MBBS
Erika Williams, MD, PhD
Aaron Zelikovich, MD
Shelly Jones, CAE, CPPM