Ira Shoulson, MD is Director of the Program for Regulatory Science and Medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Shoulson founded the Parkinson Study Group and the Huntington Study Group — international academic consortia devoted to research and development of treatments for Parkinson disease, Huntington disease. He was a key investigator in the US-Venezuela Collaborative Huntington Disease Project, which identified the gene responsible for Huntington Disease. He played an instrumental role in the development of 10 new drugs for neurological disorders, including seven for Parkinson disease, two for Huntington disease and one for attention deficit disorder. He was formerly a health policy fellow in the US Senate, president of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics, and associate editor of JAMA Neurology. In 2016, he was recipient of the Michael J. Fox Foundation Pritzker Prize, in recognition of his leadership in research and education for Parkinson disease. Dr. Shoulson is principal investigator of the FDA-Georgetown University Collaborating Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.