DMRF Scientific Director Dr. Mahlon DeLong has made pioneering discoveries in the neuroscience of movement and movement disorders that contributed greatly to the resurgence of functional stereotaxic surgery for these disorders. His long-time leadership at the DMRF has been transformational and inspired many in the dystonia field.
To honor Dr. DeLong’s lifetime achievements and service, the DMRF established The Mahlon DeLong Young Investigator Award. The Award recognizes and supports an early career PhD or MD researcher pursuing ambitious and creative research in dystonia. One Award is given each year.