Dr. Rodger J. Elble

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July 15, 1996

Dr. Rodger J. Elble, Dr. Rodger  Elble portrait professor of neurology, has been named chair of the department at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has served as acting chair since February 1993.

Elble joined SIU's faculty in 1981 as an assistant professor of neurology and was promoted to associate professor in 1987. He was named director of SIU's Center for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders in 1988.

He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (1971), his doctorate in physiology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. (1975) and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind. (1977). He completed a neurology residency at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (1981).

Elble is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and board certified in neurology. He is a member of the American Physiological Society, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuroscience, American Association for the Advancement of Science, World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Dementia, Society for Mathematical Biology, Central Society for Neurological Research, and the Tremor Investigational Group.

An active researcher, Elble is principal investigator for two research projects -- "Neuromuscular Control in Action Tremor," funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NINDS) and "Stroke and Gait Disturbances in the Elderly: Senile Gait," funded by the National Institute on Aging. He has been a member of the neurology study section of the NINDS since 1993. He has had numerous journal articles published, provided referee service for various scientific journals and served on the editorial board of "Movement Disorders" since 1992.

A native of Wood River, Ill., Elble is married to Suzanne and has three children.

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