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About aperseghin

Andrea Perseghin is the Associate Director for Education and Outreach at the VCU PMDC. She manages all of the educational programming for the center -- and is lost without her iPhone alerts.

Mindfulness -based group therapy sessions forming

July 20, 2015

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Our research trial of mindfulness-based therapy in individuals with Parkinson’s disease was a great success, and we’ve decided to launch a new clinical program at our center to continue to offer mindfulness-based group therapy. Dr. Lageman will lead an 8-week program.  The program is open to patients of the VCU Medical Center. The group will […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation Education program – South Hill

July 13, 2015

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Welcoming New Staff

June 30, 2015

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                  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 is helping to evaluate both new and follow up patients and will be seeing patients 4 days […]

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Eye-tracking research featured in VCU News

June 15, 2015

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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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Updates from the Interim Director

June 9, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

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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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Primary dystonia research project now enrolling

May 26, 2015

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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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HDYO Rock Climbing Event

May 26, 2015

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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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Thank you!

May 19, 2015

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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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Overview of Huntington’s Disease

May 18, 2015

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAwtVAHnQYs] 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 […]

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