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Christopher H Gibbons, M.D.

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Biography
1996 - 1997
American Heart Association Research Fellowship
1999
MD with Distinction in Immunologic Research
2002 - 2003
Chief Resident in Neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2007
Fellowship Award, Peripheral Nerve Society
2007 - 2010
Council Member, Autonomic Section of the American Academy of Neurology
2007 - 2008
JDRF Career Development Award
2010
Board of Directors, American Autonomic Society
2011
PJ Dyck Award
2010 - 2013
Chair Elect, Autonomic Section of the American Academy of Neurology
2013
Chair, Autonomic Section of the American Academy of Neurology
2013 - 2014
President Elect, American Autonomic Society
2014 - 2015
President, American Autonomic Society
2020 - 2021
Irwin Schatz Award for Autonomic Disorders

Overview
Dr. Gibbons is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Gibbons is director of the Joslin Diabetes Center Neuropathy Clinic. He is the director of the Neurocutaneous skin biopsy lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Gibbons is currently the Chair for the Autonomic Section of the American Academy of Neurology and President of the American Autonomic Society.

Dr. Gibbons is actively engaged in clinical/translational research and has published extensively on peripheral and autonomic neuropathies. His current areas of research include 1) defining the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying the development of neuropathy in diabetes and 2) investigating the presence of cutaneous alpha-synuclein in neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Gibbons has received research funding through the NIH (NINDS), the Goldberg Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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  1. R44NS117214 (Levine) Oct 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2022
    NIH NINDS
    The detection of cutaneous phosphorylated alpha-synuclein across the synucleinopathies.
    Role Description: The goal of this small business grant is to validate skin biopsy detection of phosphorylated alpha-synuclein as a clinical diagnostic marker of synucleinopathy. This is a collaborative project between CND Life Sciences and BIDMC.
    Role: Academic Principal Investigator
  2. (Gibbons) Jan 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2021
    Grifols Inc
    A double-blind, placebo controlled trial of Gamunex-C in Patients with Small Fiber Neuropathy Associated with Autoantibodies to TS-HDS and FGFR3.
    Role Description: This is a pilot treatment trial of IVIG for autoimmune mediated small fiber neuropathy.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. (Gibbons) Jan 1, 2016 - Sep 30, 2021
    Grifols Inc
    A double-blind placebo controlled trial of IVIG in the treatment induced neuropathy of diabetes.
    Role Description: This is a treatment trial of IVIG to prevent or reverse the neuropathic complications caused by an abrupt improvement in glycemic control.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. U54NS065736 (Roberstson) May 1, 2009
    NIH/NINDS
    Autonomic Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortiu
    Role Description: The goal of this grant is to develop a research consortium to study several rare autonomic disorders with a combination of pilot grants, natural history studies and randomized controlled trials of clinical treatments.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  5. K23NS050209 (GIBBONS, CHRISTOPHER H) May 1, 2008 - Oct 30, 2013
    NIH
    Structure & Function in Diabetic Small Fiber Neuropathy
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.