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Prof. Pollak

Head of Department of Neurology, University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth: 01/01/1950 in Grenoble (Isère) Citizenchip: French
Family status: “PACS”, 3 children
Professional address: Département des neurosciences cliniques. Service de Neurologie
Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève. Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, CH-1211 Genève 14
E-mail : Pierre.Pollak@hcuge.ch

I – Titles, Hospital and Universitary functions
- Praticien Hospitalier de Grenoble (Neurology), 1985
- Maître de Conférence des Universités-Praticien Hospitalier (Clinical Neuropharmacology), 1990
- Full Professor of Neurology, 1992; 1rst class, 1999; classe exceptionnelle, 2007
- Responsible for the "Movement Disorders" Unit from 1992-2010
- Head of the Neurology Department of the University Hospital of Grenoble, 1997-2002
- Professeur ordinaire at the Geneva University and chef de Service de Neurologie at the University Hospital of Geneva, 2010

II – Research Functions, grants and subsidies
- Member of INSERM U 318 « Preclinical Neurosciences » (Director : Pr. Benabid, 1988-2006), responsible for the team « Clinical Investigations » ; from 2007 to 2010, member of the Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences, Inserm U 836 – UJF – CEA - CHU, Team 10 “
- Several industrial contracts from 1979
- Recent contracts and financement for clinical research: Ministère de la Santé et de l'action humanitaire: National Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique nationaux, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001 to 2007; Interregional Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique, 2001,2002, 2004 - 2007 ; DRC Grenoble, 1995, 1998 - 2006; Subvention from Gustave Prevot Foundation, 1995; European, Program Biomed, 1999; Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, Action Recherche Santé 2000; Michael J Fox Foundation, 2006; Fondation de France, 2007, Association France Parkinson.

III – Member of scientific societies, committees and awards
Société Française de Neurologie, 1981; scientific counsil SFN, 2002; Société de Psychiatrie et de Neurologie de Langue Française, 1983; Club des Mouvements Anormaux (comité scientifique), 1986, (comité d'organisation) 2001, animateur (2003), president (from 2006); Société Française des Neurosciences, 1988; International Brain Research Organization, 1988; counsil of the Faculté de médecine de Grenoble et research committee, 1989 – 92, 1999 - 2006; International Movement Disorder Society, 1989; intercommission INSERM "investigations cliniques et évaluation des procédures diagnostiques et thérapeutiques", 1991 - 1995; scientific counsil of the Ligue Française contre la Dystonie, 1991; scientific counsil of the Association France Parkinson, 1992 – 1998 and from 2008 (President 1995-98 and from 2012); Expert for the Ministère de la Santé, Direction des Hôpitaux, Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique, from1994; scientific counsil for Neurosciences of the 'Institut Lilly’, 1995 - 1998; American Academy of Neurology, 1998; Parkinson committee of the Fondation de France, 2001-2005; scientific counsil of the Annemarie Opprecht Foundation, 2003-2009; Evaluation committee of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, 2007-2010; Research consil of the Medical faculty of Geneva, from 2011.

Award winner of the « Annemarie Opprecht Foundation Award » given by the Swiss Parkinson's Disease Association (1999); Award from the German Neurological Society "Dr Dingebauer Foundation", 2002; Grand Prix François Lhermitte of the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale given by the Académie des Sciences (2003), Stanley Fahn Lecture award from the Movement Disorders Society (2007) and Victoires de la Médecine award (2008).

IV - Direction of theses
Director of 16 master degrees of Neurosciences, 12 PhD in Neurosciences and 14 in Clinical and Pathological Psychology

V - Publications. Number of articles in peer reviewed journals
H index: 60
Total number: 270, including N Engl J Med 7; Lancet 11; Lancet Neurology 2 ; Science 1; Brain 15; Ann Neurol 8; Mov Disord 38; Neurology 6 ; Arch Neurology 3 ; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 12; J Neurol 6; J Neurosurg 1; Neurosurgery 3 ; Adv Neurol 7; Brain Res 1; Psychopharmacology 1; Rev Neurol 21; Eur Neurol 6...
Book : Pollak P. La maladie de Parkinson. Odile Jacob, Paris, new edition 2004, 191 p.