Tag Archives: VCU

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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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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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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Telemedicine services now available to Virginia’s Eastern Shore

April 9, 2015

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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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Mindfulness group now available

April 2, 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 and Therese Cash, M.S. will lead an 8-week program.  The program is open to patients of the VCU Parkinson’s […]

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Parkinson’s Treatment Options

April 2, 2015

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We offer state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment options for Parkinson’s Disease.  Our movement disorders specialists are able to provide individual treatment recommendations and referrals as appropriate. Our center offers access to the most recently approved treatment options, including an extended release formulation of carbidopa/levodopa and carbidopa/levodopa enteral suspension.  Both of these drugs were approved by […]

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