Parkinson’s Disease Cognitive Impairments: A Precision Medicine Approach ; Kathleen Poston, MD, MS – September 13, 2018

 The Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research and The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center  sponsored : Clinical Research Update

Kathleen Poston, MD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences Department of Neurosurgery Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center & Pacific Udall Center Stanford University Medical Center

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dr. Kathleen Poston is Associate Professor of Neurology at Stanford University. She completed her Movement Disorders fellowship training at Columbia University and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Feinstein Institute, joining the Stanford faculty in 2009. She is the Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence Co-director. In addition, she is the Pacific Udall Center Clinical Core Leader at Stanford and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Clinical Core Co-Leader. Dr. Poston’s research lab is focused on understanding the cognitive and other non-motor impairments that develop in patients with Lewy body pathology. With this, the bulk of her clinical practice is caring for parkinsonian patients with cognitive impairments and, for her research studies, she has recruited over 200 parkinsonian patients with a wide range of memory impairments (PD with mild cognitive impairment, PD dementia, and LBD).