Since 2001, the National Institutes of Health [NINDS and ORD] have funded an annual symposium series titled Neurobiology of Disease in Children (NDC), which is funded through 2020. The principal investigator of the conference series is Dr. Bernard L. Maria at Goryeb Children's Hospital, Atlantic Health System.

The conference series has been very successful by presenting state-of-the-art aspects of an important neurological condition in children while engaging the most accomplished investigators in the field, young investigators, a large group of child neurologists, representative lay organizations, and the NIH to identify future directions and research priorities.

Meet Our Principal Investigator

Bernard Maria, MD

Dr. Bernard Maria is a board-certified neurologist with a focus on child neurology and pediatric neuro-oncology. A graduate of the medical school at University of Sherbrooke, Dr. Maria completed his residencies at McGill University and Johns Hopkins University. He completed a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Maria is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a special qualification in child neurology. His research has been published in numerous journals and in 2018 he was honored with the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society. Dr. Maria is currently the director of child neurology and developmental medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital.

Director, Child Neurology & Developmental Medicine
Atlantic Health Systems
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Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-971-5704
Fax: 973-290-7417