Welcome to the first edition of HD InsightsTM! Our mission is to promote, disseminate, and facilitate research in Huntington disease by producing content that will be valuable and informative to the global community of HD researchers in academia and industry. To fulfill this mission, we have assembled a distinguished editorial board, outstanding writers, and a first rate production team. The editorial board represents four continents and has representatives of academia, industry, and the HD community. Our writers are some of the rising stars in HD research, and our production team has creative and dedicated individuals with diverse talents. In each issue, we will bring you insights from the leading scientists, innovators, and companies developing therapeutics for HD. In addition, we will keep you current on the emerging science, the proceedings from major HD meetings, and clinical trials in the field.
The genesis of HD InsightsTM came from the Huntington Study Group, which saw a need to disseminate research in the field, and from Lundbeck, which provided a generous unrestricted educational grant to help launch this periodical.
In our first year we plan on producing three issues timed to national and international meetings of HD researchers. To receive a free subscription to HD InsightsTM, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and organization. All of our content as well as bios and disclosures are available online at www.hdinsights.org.
As a new periodical aimed at meeting the needs of our readers, we are especially interested in your thoughts and suggestions for people to interview, events to cover, and ideas to explore. Also as a new periodical, we are eager to secure support to make HD InsightsTM an enduring periodical that informs and motivates over 1000 scientists, physicians, and drug developers specifically interested in HD. If you have ideas, want to contribute, or are eager to support, please contact me at email@example.com.
Together we can advance research and eventually therapeutics for Huntington disease.
Ray Dorsey, MD
Editor, HD InsightsTM
Editorial Board Members
Ray Dorsey, MD — Editor, Johns Hopkins University
Donald Kennedy, PhD — Stanford University
Nobuyuki Nukina, MD, PhD — Riken Brain Science Institute
Rodrigo Osorio — Agrupacion Chilena de Huntington
Bernard Ravina, MD — Biogen Idec
Ralf Reilmann, MD — University of Munster
Sarah Tabrizi, MBChB, PhD — University College London
Leslie Thompson, PhD — University of California Irvine
Huntington Study Group
Shari Kinel, JD — HSG Executive Director
Liz McCarthy, BA — HSG Administrative Manager
Jillian Lowell, BS — HSG Event Planner
Alicia Semaka, M.Sc.
Mahmoud Pouladi, PhD
Kristin Darwin, BS
Paige Nichols, BA
Robin Taylor — Production Editor
Martin Holmes — Technical Editor
Todd Bernhard — Copy Editor
Vinayak Venkataraman, BS — Website Designer
Dave Kolko — Distribution Specialist