After solicitation and consideration of the opinions of voting members, the chair of the HSG Executive Committee is responsible for appointing chairs and members of the following standing committees:
Tatiana Foroud, Chair (Term 2012-2016)
The Bioethics Review Committee is responsible for advising the Executive Committee, Steering Committees, and HSG members about the ethical bases of HSG research activities including the development, conduct, analysis, and publication of HSG studies. The Bioethics Review Committee consists of a chair and three members, serving terms of four years. One-half of its members will rotate every two years.
Steve Hersch, Chair (Term 2008-2014)
The Credentials Committee is responsible for reviewing applications received from individuals interested in joining the HSG and for evaluating the merits of submitted applications (please see Becoming an HSG Research Site). The committee is responsible for developing and implementing a uniform set of standards to be used in evaluating applicants; including, but not limited to: the applicant’s education and training; academic experience, movement disorder experience; letters of reference; past clinical trial experience; clinical experience and number of patients currently followed and other factors as determined by the Committee. The Credentials Committee consists of the co-chair of the Executive Committee, who acts as chair of the Credentials Committee during his/her six year term, and six members who serve terms of three years, with one third of the members rotating off every year.
Jody Corey-Bloom, Chair (Term 2012)
The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominations and elections as set forth in Article IX of the HSG Constitution and Bylaws. The Nominating Committee consists of a chair and four other members appointed by the chair of the Executive Committee. Members of the Nominating Committee serve one-year terms and are ineligible for nomination as an officer of the HSG during their term of committee service.
Jody Corey-Bloom, Chair (Term 2009-2012)
The Publications Committee is responsible for an annual review of HSG publication policies and for making recommendations, if any, to the Executive Committee for additions or revisions to these policies. The committee will assist the Executive Committee, as necessary, in the adjudication of problems or conflicts arising out of implementation of the HSG publication policy. The Publications Committee consists of a chair and three other members appointed by the chair of the Executive Committee. Committee members serve a term of four years, with one-half of its members rotating off every two years.
Anne Young, Chair (Term 2012-2016)
The Scientific Review Committee is responsible for advising the Executive Committee, Steering Committees and HSG members about the scientific basis of HSG research activities including the development, conduct, analysis and publication of HSG trials. The Scientific Review Committee consists of a chair and five members (at least one neuropsychologist and one laboratory scientist) serving terms of four years. One-half of its members rotate off every two years.
Joel Perlmutter, Chair (Term 2009-2012)
The Standards Committee is responsible for professional standards including the annual review of conflict-of-interest guidelines of the HSG, as set forth in Article XIII, and for making recommendations, if any, to the Executive Committee for additions or revisions of these policies. The committee assists the Executive Committee in the oversight and adjudication, as necessary, of problems or conflicts arising in the maintenance of professional standards and the implementation of these guidelines. The committee establishes mechanisms of due diligence and due process in considering and making recommendations to the Executive Committee for disciplining or expelling a voting or associate member of the HSG. At the request of the Executive Committee, the Standards Committee may be asked to investigate and recommend action upon charges or allegations of scientific or professional misconduct, including issues or incidents of conflict-of-interest, relevant to participation in HSG studies. The procedures for investigating such allegations and consequent recommendations for disciplinary action will be in the sole discretion of the HSG, provided, however, that, in general, such procedures and recommendations will be consistent with those taken by academic institutions, employing organizations, Federal or State granting or regulatory agencies, and/or professional organizations, and will be communicated in advance to the involved and affected parties. The Standards Committee consists of a chair and three other members appointed by the chair of the Executive Committee for a term of four years. One-half of its members rotate off every two years.
Andrew Feigin, Chair (Term 2009-2013)
The Symposia Committee is responsible for conducting HSG scientific and educational symposia as directed by the Executive Committee. The Symposia Committee establishes and implements appropriate peer-review standards for such symposia. The Symposia Committee consists of a chair and three other members, each serving a term of four years, with one-half of its members rotating off every two years.