Scientific Review Committee

What is the PSG Scientific Review Committee (SRC)?  

The PSG SRC reviews all PSG research proposals including retrospective datamining projects and prospective studies, whether observational or interventional.  Reviewers are assigned and the Committee reviews and scores each proposal.  The Committee also facilitates contacts with the Mentoring Committee and Working Groups as appropriate.  Requests for use of PSG repositories are also reviewed by the SRC.  The SRC consists of a chair and co-chair and approximately 10 to 14 members to serve terms of three years rotating off one third of its members every year.




Outline for Review of Proposals Submitted to the PSG:


Prior to submitting any proposal to the PSG, we encourage all investigators to make use of the PSG Working Groups and get assistance, if needed, from the PSG Mentoring Committee.




Note: For projects requiring access to the DATATOP biospecimen repository a separate proposal review and funding mechanism has been developed in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation and supports the identification and validation of novel biomarkers.  




1. Proposal is submitted to PSG and reviewed by PSG Chair/Co-chair

2. Proposal is assigned a primary and secondary reviewer from the SRC

3. Primary and secondary reviewers submit their review within 30 days

4. Proposal and reviews are distributed to the SRC

5. SRC rates the proposal using the NIH 9-point scoring system. Individual reviewer scores will be averaged and the result multiplied by 10 to determine the final impact/priority score (range of 10 to 90)

6. Proposal is approved, approved with criticisms, or not approved

7. Proposals with criticisms are referred to the PSG Executive Committee

Submissions due 30 days before SRC meeting and responses back to proposing investigator within 30 days of SRC meeting. SRC meets 3x/year, every 4 months.

Submissions Due: SRC Meeting: Response to PIs:
Dec 1, 2014
January 2015
February 2, 2015
April 1, 2015
May 2015
June 1, 2015
September 2015
October 1, 2015

The Procedures for Submission and Review of Proposals is also available in the "New Study Proposal Toolkit". 

Who serves on the PSG SRC?  
(Names underlined link to a picture and biobite)  

David K. Simon, MD, PhD, Chair
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 
(617) 735-2821(617) 735-2821/Fax: (617) 735-2826

Peter A. LeWitt, MD, Co-Chair
Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Director, Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders Program
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48034
(248) 325-2452(248) 325-2452/Fax: (248) 325-3115

PDF PAIR Research Advocate:

Linda Morgan, MBA, RPh
21 Ridgefield Place
Asheville, NC 28803


Soeun Kim, Ph.D.
Division of Biostatistics
University of Texas Health Science Center
School of Public Health, RAS W-940
1200 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030

Sue Leurgans, PhD
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Preventive Medicine
600 South Paulina, Suite 1038
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-8215(312) 942-8215/Fax:(312) 942-2292


Sheng T. Luo, PhD
University of Texas at Houston
Division of Biostatistics
1200 Herman Pressler Dr, Rm W-930
Houston, TX  77030
(713) 500-9554(713) 500-9554/Fax: (713) 500-9329

General Clinical:  

Kelvin Chou, MD
University of Michigan
Michigan House
2301 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2945
(734) 936-3087(734) 936-3087/Fax: (734) 232-1170


Kathleen M. Shannon, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Neurological Sciences
1725 West Harrison, Suite 755
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 563-2900(312) 563-2900/Fax: (312) 563-2684


Joel Perlmutter, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
660 South Euclid Box 8111
St Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-6026(314) 362-6026/Fax: (314) 362-0168


Basic Science:


Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN
Program Director
BUMC Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
72 East Concord Street C3
Boston, MA  02118
(617) 638-7737(617) 638-7737; Fax: (617) 638-5354


John Goudreau, DO, PhD
Michigan State University
Department of Neurology A217 Clinical Center
804 Service Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-9277(517) 432-9277/Fax: (517) 353-9022


Genetics/Genetic Epi:


William K. Scott, PhD
Miami Institute for Human Genomics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Box 019132 (M-860) Division of Human Genetics
Miami, Fl 33101
(305) 243-2371(305) 243-2371; Fax: (305) 243-2396




Honglei Chen, MD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
111 T. W. Alexander Drive
P. O. Box 12233, Mail Drop A3-05
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
(919) 541-3782(919) 541-3782; Fax: (919) 541-2511



John H. Growdon, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Neurology, ACC Suite 830
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA  02114
(617) 726-1728(617) 726-1728; Fax: (617) 726-4101
Neurosurgery/Surgical Clinical Trials:  

Jill L. Ostem, MD
Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, Surgical Movement Disorders
Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Center of Excellence
UCSF Mt. Zion, Box 1838
Department of Neurology, Franking No. 2838
1635 Divisadero Street, 5th Floor, Suite 520-530
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 353-2311(415) 353-2311; Fax: (415) 353-9060



updated 11.18.14