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Campaign Leadership

The Aronson Chair for Neurodegenerative Disorders Committee

Arthur Robbins, Chair
George W. Babcock
Victor and Gussie Baxt
Constance L. Bissonnette
Diane Fasching
Rosalie Fain
Edward R. Feller, MD
Joseph Friedman, MD
Stanley and Merle Goldstein
Steven Rasmussen, MD, MMS
Patricia Recupero, MD
Fred Schiffman, MD
Stanley and Gale Aronson, Ex-Officio
Mary Ellen Thibodeau, Ex-Officio
Michele Berard, Executive Director, Butler Hospital Foundation
Katie Sklar, Philanthropy Officer, Endowment Programs

Committee Quotes

"With all that we know about Parkinson's Disease, there still is no cure.  Patients and their families must learn how to live with the disease and its inevitable progression, knowing that complications from the disease will ultimately take their lives.  The medical world must provide not only excellent, but also compassionate care for these patients and their loved ones.  We have a responsibility to give these men and women the best quality of life, at every stage of this illness." – Stanley M. Aronson, MD, physician, founding Dean of the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, and University Professor Emeritus.

"All disorders of the brain involve and affect behavior – physical, mental and emotional. That is what makes Butler so unique – that we have experts at the same facility to treat all of the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. My vision for the program is to continue to expand our research, both to treat the physical manifestations of Parkinson's and also the behavioral aspects, such as sleep, depression, dementia, anxiety, and fatigue.We have to care for the whole patient." – Joseph H. Friedman, MD, Chief, Movement Disorders Program, Butler Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

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