Archive | March, 2011

Dr. Jim Bennett to Speak at RWC to Support Parkinson’s Awareness Month

March 29, 2011

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AAV-GAD Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Symptoms

March 28, 2011

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Dr. Jim Bennett, Center Director, shares his comments on the recent published findings of the AAV2-GAD gene therapy for advanced Parkinson’s disease trial. In the April, 2011 issue of The Lancet-Neurology, results of a double-blind, sham surgery controlled, Phase 2 study of gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease symptoms were reported. The study is compelling for […]

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Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson’s Grand Rounds

March 16, 2011

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The Parkinson’s Disease Center and Department of Neurology have partnered to bring Dr. Christy Ludlow to VCU to present Neurology Grand Rounds on Thursday, March 31, 2011.  This event is free and open to the public. Watch archived video.

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VCU Parkinson’s Disease Center sponsors caregiving seminar

March 16, 2011

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Marcia Harrigan, MSW, PhD and Beverly Koerin, MSW, PhD, VCU School of Social Work Emeritus Associate Professors will present “Caregiving Relationships: Challenges and Rewards” on May 18, 2011. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about this event.

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Southwest Virginia Parkinson’s Retreat

March 10, 2011

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The Southwest Virginia American Parkinson’s Disease Association Chapter is sponsoring a weekend retreat for people with Parkinson’s and their families May 19-22, 2011, at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center in Wirtz, Virginia. The family-friendly retreat has sessions for those who want to learn more about Parkinson’s and ways to make life a little bit […]

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Local Parkinson’s Community Members Call on Congress on March 2

March 10, 2011

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Community Survey Results

March 7, 2011

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