Archive | April, 2013

VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center conducting a research study examining the biology of essential tremor.

April 29, 2013

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Claudia Testa, MD, PhD, a neurologist and researcher with the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is now recruiting participants for a study examining the biology of essential tremor. Essential tremor (ET), sometimes referred to as benign essential tremor, is a common movement disorder that causes rhythmic tremors or shaking.  It can affect a person’s […]

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center director speaks during Congressional Caucus

April 22, 2013

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Dr. James Bennett presents at UMDF Congressional Caucus

James P. Bennett, Jr, MD, PhD, director of the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center spoke about the aging brain at a Congressional Caucus hosted by the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Dr. James Bennett, Bemiss Professor and Director of the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, was invited to present to a Congressional Caucus hosted […]

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VCU to host Huntington Disease Community Education Day

April 22, 2013

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The VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center is co-hosting a Huntington Disease Community Education Day on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Members of the Huntington Disease community are invited to attend this conference to learn about advances in clinical care and research, and how to identify resources to improve quality of life. The program features presentations […]

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Living well with Parkinson’s research project

April 15, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center researchers are conducting a research study to investigate how people are able to live well with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Sarah Lageman and Andrea Garroway, M.S., a doctoral student in the VCU Department of Psychology are conducting this survey project, with a goal to better understand how people’s resilience and […]

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Parkinson’s researcher receives grant funding

April 12, 2013

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Dr. Leslie Cloud has been awarded grant funding from VCU Center for Clinical Translational Research Endowment Fund for her study titled “Erythromycin in Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study of its effects on levodopa pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.” Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often have slowed stomach emptying, which negatively impacts absorption of levodopa (the mainstay of […]

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center director speaks at awareness event

April 11, 2013

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James P. Bennett, Jr, MD, PhD, director of the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center served as keynote speaker at the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula Parkinson’s Awareness Day on April 10. 2013. Dr. Bennett’s presentation titled “A 21st Century Approach to Parkinson’s Disease” focused on updates in the field of basic science research investigating […]

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center researchers identify Parkinson’s link

April 10, 2013

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Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center have found that mitochondrial quality and functional capacity play an important role in Parkinson’s disease.   Dr. Patricia Trimmer, associate director of basic research for the center and associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology, and her research team recently published research study results that […]

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Shakin’ Not Stirred Silent Auction items

April 9, 2013

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The following items will be included in the Shakin’ Not Stirred silent auction on Friday, April 26, 2013. Don’t miss your opportunity to win your favorite item – purchase your tickets today!                                               […]

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