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Emma Ciafaloni appointed Robert C. and Rosalyne H. Griggs Professor in Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disease

July 7, 2017

Emma Ciafaloni, professor of neurology, was jointly appointed as the Robert C. and Rosalyne H. Griggs Professor in Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disease for the period from April 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019. She retains her joint appointment as professor of pediatrics.

A specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases and in clinical trials in both adults and children, Ciafaloni is codirector of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Neuromuscular Clinic, program director of the neuromuscular medicine fellowship, and Director of the Pediatric Neuromuscular Medicine program in the Medical Center’s Neuromuscular Disease Unit.

She published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Journal of Child Neurology, the Journal of Immunology, and the Journal of Pediatrics.

Ciafaloni graduated from the medical school at the Universita’ Statale di Milano, in Milan, Italy; received training in mitochondrial diseases at Columbia University; and completed her neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowships at Duke University. She joined the Neurology Department at Rochester in 2002.

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