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Douglas Landsman, PhD

Vice President, Research National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Douglas Landsman, PhD, is the Society’s Vice President, Research. He is responsible for leading the Society’s international research programs and serving as the scientific staff lead for the International Progressive MS Alliance. Doug is supported by Society staff focused on the biomedical and Alliance research programs, along with key scientific volunteers, and also has accountability to the Alliance’s Scientific Steering Committee for the implementation of their research strategy. Doug previously worked at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation where he directed the individual research grant program and led special initiatives focused on finding solutions for people living with spinal cord injury. Doug earned his PhD at the University of Maryland-Baltimore and also studied strategies for promoting nervous system repair during a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.