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February 3, 2000

Dr. Michael R. Pranzatelli Dr. Michael Pranzatelli portrait has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as a professor of neurology and pediatrics.

He comes to the School from the National Pediatric Myoclonus Center in Washington, D.C. (1997-99). Previously he was an associate professor of neurology, pediatrics, pharmacology and neuroscience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (1990-97) and assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York (1985-90).

He was a research fellow in neuropharmacology and neurology at Childrens's Hospital of Los Angeles at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1982-85) and post-doctoral trainee at the Pediatric Stolinsky Laboratory in Denver (1981-82).

Pranzatelli completed his residency in pediatric neurology at the University of Colorado in Denver (1982) and a residency in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1979). He earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University in Hershey (1976) and his bachelor's degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh (1968).

He is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualification in child neurology.

Pranzatelli has been a reviewer for 17 medical journals and written more than 200 articles, book chapters and reviews, abstracts and manuscripts. His research interests include neuroimmunology, developmental neurobiology of serotonin and childhood movement disorders.

A native of Somerville, New Jersey, Pranzatelli is married to Elizabeth Tate.