John R. Corboy, MD, FAAN, will be presented with the President's Award preceding the Presidential Plenary Session on Tuesday, April 24.
In making the award, AAN President Bruce Sigsbee, MD, FAAN, said "Dr. Corboy has distinguished himself in neurovirology and MS. He currently is the co-director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. It is his leadership of the team that launched the new Neurology® Clinical Practice journal, and the personal commitment and expertise that he brings to that launch, that is recognized by the President's Award."
"It is humbling to receive this prestigious award, and I thank Dr. Sigsbee for recognizing me," Corboy said. "I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the AAN, a tremendously successful organization which works to assist its members in all facets and stages of their career."
Corboy is the first editor of the new AAN new journal, Neurology: Clinical Practice. He also has a longstanding interest in graduate medical education, and was a long-time member and former chair of the Graduate Education Subcommittee of the AAN.
Corboy is a professor of neurology and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Born in Chicago, Corboy did his undergraduate, medical school, and neurology training at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in neurovirology and provided clinical care to multiple sclerosis patients at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He specialized in MS and neurovirology at the University of Minnesota Medical Center before moving to Colorado in 1994. In 1997, he founded the University of Colorado Multiple Sclerosis Center, and built it into a multidisciplinary group offering state-of-the-art care and research to patients with MS and related disorders. With a new collaboration in 2008, he is now co-director of the Rocky Mountain MS Center (RMMSC) at the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado, and director of the RMMSC Tissue Bank, a leading source of human MS and control tissue for research in MS.
Along with his membership in the AAN, Corboy is an elected member of the American Neurological Association and AOA, the medical school honor society. He is author or co-author of 68 peer-reviewed research publications, book chapters, and invited articles. He serves on the Colorado-Wyoming Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), and formerly was on the national Professional Education Committee also at NMSS. His main areas of interest are diagnostic issues and clinical therapeutics in MS.