Project I: Evolution of cholinergic deficits within multisensory, cognitive, and motor integration brain regions and development of PIGD features in people with Parkinson’s disease
Project II: Circuit Mechanisms of Attentional-Motor Interface Dysfunction in PD Falls
Project III: Cingulo-Opercular Task Control Network Cholinergic Dysfunction in PD
Catalyst Research Project: Retrosplenial Cholinergic and Attentional-Motor Integration Dysfunction
Excerpt from Michigan Medicine Headlines article titled “Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Hope for Parkinson’s Patient” on September 15, 2022. Read more here. Key takeaways: Deep brain stimulation has been performed on Parkinson’s patients at U-M Health for nearly 20 years and though not a cure, the procedure offers some degree of improvement in symptoms for[…]
Excerpt from the University Record published on August 30, 2022. Read the article here. Cindy Lustig, a Udall Center co-investigator and leader of STAR (Scholarship, Transferrable skills, Academics, & Research) Scholars is one of three U-M groups receiving the Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change at the CEW+ Advocacy[…]
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Quincy Almeida, Ph.D. presented Department of Neurology Grand Rounds – August 17 – In-Person & Virtual
Quincy Almeida, Ph.D., Director of Parkinson’s & Neurological Disorders Program, CARESPACE Health & Wellness, Waterloo, Ontario presented “From underlying mechanisms of symptoms to treatment in Parkinson’s Disease: Lessons from Freezing of Gait” on Wednesday, August 17 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Danto Auditorium and virtually.
Parkinson’s Network North 36th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum Parkinson Disease: Medication and Movement Featured Presenters: Kara Wyant, M.D., and Andrew S. Cole, M.D., M.S. Thursday, May 26, 2022 NMC Haggerty Center 715 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686 Find the full event flyer here.
Excerpt from the Michigan Parkinson Foundation Spring 2022 Messenger Research Update: University of Michigan Parkinson Disease Research By Dr. Roger Albin, University of Michigan In addition to the University of Michigan Udall Center research program described in the fall issue of the Messenger, there are several other highly active Parkinson disease research programs at the[…]
The Spring 2022 issue of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation is now available here. This issue of the newsletter features updates from our own Kara Wyant, M.D. about on page 10 and Roger Albin, M.D. on page 11.
Everyone in the community who is touched by Parkinson’s, whether a researcher, physician, family member, clinician, nurse, or rehab specialist is welcome to attend the WPC 2023. World Parkinson Congresses are 100% inclusive scientific events. Every three years the WPC brings together basic scientists, neurologists, general physicians, nurses, rehab specialists (PT, OT, SLP), and a wide[…]
Dr. Kara Wyant presented at the West Bloomfield Support Group on January 5, 2022. The presentation was titled “Parkinson Disease Research at the University of Michigan” and was available via Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Presenter: Kara Wyant, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Neurology University of Michigan Location: Anthology Senior Living[…]
The following is an excerpt from the Michigan Parkinson Foundation Fall 2021 Messenger: Research Update: University of Michigan Udall Center By: Dr. Roger Albin, University of Michigan The University of Michigan was recently awarded a five-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke to re-establish a Morris K. Udall Center[…]