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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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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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Huntington’s Disease Research

May 18, 2015

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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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Dystonia research study

February 24, 2015

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The VCU PMDC is serving as a research site for an observational research project that aims to learn more about the causes of dystonia and how the symptoms may progress over time. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and diagnosed with a primary dystonia to be eligible to participate. This project is sponsored […]

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Speech study for Parkinson’s

October 20, 2014

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Speech study for Parkinson’s in Richmond Volunteers are needed for a study looking to determine if repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a painless, non-surgical technique, can improve speech in people with Parkinson’s disease. This study is open to veterans and non-veterans and is being conducted at the Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) […]

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Building a translational pipeline – PD2014

February 12, 2014

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This is a review of the Translational Research Recommendations presented at the  “Parkinson’s Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives” conference at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in early January.  Vicki Humphreys, PMDC Administrator shares with you what we’re learning about the national direction of Parkinson’s research in the United States. The […]

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Parkinson’s study investigating digestion & levodopa response now enrolling

June 6, 2013

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Leslie J. Cloud, M.D. is seeking volunteers for her research study evaluating whether a new drug will improve digestion and response to levodopa for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) often have slowed stomach emptying, which negatively impacts absorption of levodopa (the mainstay of medical therapy for PD). Currently, there are no […]

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Movement disorder community perspectives guide creation of pilot program

May 31, 2013

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center researchers are developing a pilot program based on movement disorders community perspectives. Therese Verkerke Cash, a psychology doctoral student mentored by Dr. Sarah Lageman is developing a coping skills program that is expected to be available in early fall 2013.  This program is being developed based on the results […]

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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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