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Magnuson Award to David J. Fink, MD


David J. Fink, MD, received the Paul B. Magnuson Award for his pioneering investigations to develop and test viral gene therapy for intractable pain, peripheral neuropathy, and spinal cord injury.   Dr. Fink has made bold advances based on meticulous laboratory studies to deliver novel treatments to patients with diseases of the nervous system.  Dr. David Fink is a neurologist in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System.  Dr. David Fink is Robert Brear Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. He received a BS in Psychology from Yale College and an MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed residencies in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco where he was chief resident during his last year.  Between clinical residencies he spent three years as a post-doctoral research fellow with Hal Gainer in the Laboratory of Neurochemistry at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.  Dr. Fink joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan in 1982, moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and returned to Michigan in 2004 as Chair of the Department. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Neurology.  Dr. Fink has worked with Dr. Mata for more than 25 years in studies of neuronal cell biology and in the development of HSV-mediated gene transfer for the treatment of diseases of the nervous system.

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David J. Fink, MD