Thomas G. Forsthuber, M.D. Ph.D. - South Central Region
Dr. Forsthuber volunteers his time to support the Society in engaging, inspiring, and generating hope for the future through research promotion. Over his 20-year career studying MS, he has received numerous honors, including the Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar Award of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 1997. He is Deputy Editor for the journal Cellular Immunology, and serves as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals and funding organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Robert J. Fox, M.D. - Ohio Buckeye Chapter
Robert J. Fox, M.D. is dedicated to providing quality patient care and conducting groundbreaking research studies at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Throughout his career, he has donated his time to serve on many Society committees and speak at numerous educational programs. Dr. Fox also helps with fundraising efforts by participating in the MS Walleye Fishing Tournament and riding in the Bike MS Pedal to the Point Ride.
Dr. Glenn Matsushima, - Eastern North Carolina Chapter
Dr. Glenn Matsushima, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is a researcher whose work has important implications for developing treatments to stimulate myelin repair. Dr. Matsushima’s contributions to MS research and his influence in the scientific community have raised the profile of the Society and the Eastern North Carolina Chapter, and his willingness to volunteer time and expertise has engaged donors, informed clients and energized other researchers to focus on MS.
Dr. Leslie Weiner - Southern California & Nevada Chapter
Dr. Leslie Weiner has been an international leader in MS research; a strong advocate for the MS community for 40 years; the leader in advocacy for proactive stem cell research in MS; and a leading volunteer among researchers for the Society. His MS research endeavors include a T-cell vaccine, gene therapy, and stem cell research. As a clinician, he has cared for hundreds of MS patients and volunteered his services to County/USC Hospital MS clinic.