Todd B. Sherer
Dr. Todd Sherer joined the Foundation as Associate Director, Research Programs in April 2004; he was promoted to Vice President, Research Programs in June 2006, and Chief Program Officer in November 2010. In this role, he leads a team that proactively manages the world’s largest privately funded Parkinson’s disease research portfolio. Every year, this team reviews up to 800 grant proposals to fund approximately $45 million in Parkinson’s research, with a strong focus on pre-clinical therapeutic development and clinical research. At any given time, Dr. Sherer’s team manages up to 300 active grants, working closely with academic and industry scientists to help speed promising new discoveries from research labs to pharmacy shelves. In addition to research funding, Dr. Sherer’s team leads an effort to engage the pharmaceutical industry in Parkinson’s disease drug development and encourage and expand subject participation in clinical research Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Sherer was a respected Parkinson’s disease bench researcher with over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2010