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UAB IDDRC Principal Investigator

Alan Percy, M.D., UAB IDDRC PI

Dr. Percy is a highly recognized authority on Rett syndrome and the inherited neurometabolic disorders and has been involved in many leadership positions related to clinical neurosciences and the study of rare diseases. He was Director of the Division of Child Neurology at UAB from 1992 through 2003. He is currently President of the Child Neurology Foundation and has been a Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology from 1998 to the present. Dr. Percy served as subspecialty chair for Neurodevelopment Disabilities of the American Board of Pediatrics from 2000 through 2001. In 2002, he became Associate Director of the UAB Civitan International Research Center.

Dr. Percy has served on a number of editorial boards including Annals of Neurology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Journal of Child Neurology, and Current Treatment Options in Neurology and is presently on the editorial boards of Neurology and Journal of Pediatric Neurology. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Neurological Sciences, Nature Genetics, Neuropediatrics, and Prenatal Diagnosis. He has been an ad hoc reviewer on various NIH review groups and has been an Intramural Programs reviewer for NINDS in 2001, 2002, and 2004. Dr. Percy has served continuously since 1997 as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Rett Syndrome Association and Chair of the Tissue Committee for Rett Syndrome, Harvard Tissue Resource Center. Since 1996, he has been a member of the Alabama Down Syndrome Association Advisory Committee. In 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden and in 2005, received the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society in recognition of his dedication to the advancement of our understanding of problems related to the developing nervous system.


Dr. Alan Percy