June 30, 2015

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Welcoming New Staff

Jessica Utt, Neurology

Jessica Utt, PA

Robert "Bruce" Parkinson, Neurology

Bruce Parkinson, PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce that Jessica Utt, PA, and Bruce Parkinson, PhD have joined our staff!

Jessica is a physician assistant who will be working with our neurologists.  She will, at least initially, primarily see follow up patients and assist with refill requests and other patient phone calls.

Bruce is a neuropsychologist who will join Dr. Sarah Lageman in evaluating thinking and mood changes.

Please join us in welcoming them both to the team!

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June 15, 2015

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Eye-tracking research featured in VCU News

Over the past decade, Dr. Mark Baron, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Wetzel and George Gitchel with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at VCU, have investigated how eye movements are related to neurological movement disorders.  They have utilized an eye tracking device, that consists of a headband with two small cameras, recording how a volunteer’s […]

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June 9, 2015

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Updates from the Interim Director

What will it take to continue the growth and success of the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center? This question is my new charge as the interim director. I am excited to serve as director during this time of transition. I am committed to building upon the foundation developed by Dr. Jim Bennett and the […]

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May 28, 2015

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Special Report: The roles of resilience and nonmotor symptoms in adjustment to Parkinson’s disease

Special Report: The roles of resilience and nonmotor symptoms in adjustment to Parkinson’s disease by:  Andrea M. Shamaskin-Garroway, M.S. Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology Virginia Commonwealth University Clinical Health Psychology Intern VA Connecticut Healthcare System—West Haven, CT   VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center (VCU PMDC) is committed to sharing results of our research projects […]

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May 26, 2015

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Primary dystonia research project now enrolling

The Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is serving as a research site for an observational research project that aims to learn more about the causes of primary dystonia and how the symptoms may progress over time.   Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and diagnosed with a primary dystonia to […]

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May 26, 2015

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HDYO Rock Climbing Event

Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization is hosting a free event for youth on June 17, 2015! See event information below and be sure to RSVP to Chandler Swope by June 10 – chandler@hdyo.org or (202) 674-4848.

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May 19, 2015

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Thank you!

Thank you to all who participated, fundraised, donated, volunteered, and supported our 2nd Annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K! You raised $54,286! These generous gifts will be used to support ongoing services, care, and research offered by the VCU PMDC.  Project information and updates will be posted on this site over the coming weeks. This event […]

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May 18, 2015

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Overview of Huntington’s Disease

In this Time with Testa video, Dr. Testa provides an overview of Huntington Disease, a genetic neurodegenerative disorder. The VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center offers clinical, research, and outreach services for Huntington Disease, and is designated a Center of Excellence by the Huntington Disease Society of America. Dr. Testa directs our Huntington Disease program, […]

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May 18, 2015

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Huntington’s Disease Research

The Huntington’s Disease Program at VCU PMDC is currently recruiting for two HD clinical research studies.  We are an HDSA Center of Excellence committed to integrating interdisciplinary clinical care with clinical research. PRIDE-HD is a clinical research trial looking at the safety of an investigational drug, pridopidine, and its effect on the movement, thinking, and […]

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April 9, 2015

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Telemedicine services now available to Virginia’s Eastern Shore

The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center and Riverside Neurology Specialists – Eastern Shore have partnered to provide telemedicine appointments for movement disorders patients. Dr. Leslie Cloud is the movement disorders specialist at VCU who will is offering telemedicine consultations for Dr. Paschall’s patients. Dr. Cloud is a specially trained neurologist who has completed advanced […]

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