Laurie Gutmann, MD

Posted on January 30th, 2015 by abpn

Dr. Gutmann is Clinical Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. She is Director of the Myotonic Dystrophy Clinic and involved in the MDA, CMT, and ALS clinics. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Gutmann serves Board Vice Chair, Chair of the Neurology Council and as Chair of six committees: Review Appeals-Neurology, Strategic Planning, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination, Neuromuscular Medicine Steering, and Delegates to the RRC-Neurology. She is Vice Chair of committees for Core Competencies, Alternative Pathways Oversight, and Neuromuscular Medicine Certification and MOC Examination. Dr. Gutmann also serves as a member of the Bylaws, Communications, Finance, Investment, Irregular Behavior, and Faculty Innovation in Education Award Committees for the ABPN. She is a member of the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Neurology/Child Neurology. Dr. Gutmann is also the liaison to the AANEM. Dr. Gutmann has had a strong interest throughout her career in education and research, having formerly been a residency program director and clinical neurophysiology fellowship director. She is the current chair of the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee and serves as vice chair of the AAN Education Committee. She is a fellow of the AAN and the ANA. Her current research funding includes myotonic dystrophy, ALS, as well as for clinical research education. She is co-PI for NINDS/NIH sponsored Clinical Trials Methodology Course (website: ) and coinvestigator for an NIH funded longitudinal study of CNS and muscle changes in type 1 myotonic dystrophy. She is a member of the Clinical Coordinating Center for NeuroNEXT (Neurological Network for Experimental Therapeutics – NINDS network), as Director of Site Support and Management and facilitates the Recruitment, Retention and Diversity Committee. She has publications in the areas of neuromuscular disease, stroke, and clinical trial design. Prior to coming to Iowa in 2013, she spent 20 years at West Virginia University in a variety of roles including Medical Stroke Director and Residency Program Director, with 4 intervening years as a program officer in the extramural Office of Clinical Research at NINDS/NIH.

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