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September 2022

Udall Research Update – Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD

September 28, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D. will present the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Update on Wednesday, September 28, 1:30-2:30 pm via Zoom. The title of her presentation is New roles for protein synthesis by the ISR in cholinergic modulation and movement disorders Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D., is the Lincoln Financial Group Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Chief of the Movement Disorders section in Neurology at Duke University. Dr. Calakos is a physician-scientist who cares for people with Parkinson’s…

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October 2022

Udall Research Update: Yoland Smith, PhD

October 26, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presenter: Yoland Smith, PhD, Chief, Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurologic Diseases, Emory National Primate Research Center, Emory University Presentation Title: Pathophysiology of Thalamocortial and Corticofugal Systems in Parkinsonism

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November 2022

Udall Research Update: Christian Burgess, PhD

November 30, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presenter: Christian Burgess, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Research Assistant Professor, Michigan Neuroscience Institute Talk title: Striatal dopamine dynamics during skilled motor learning Recording: https://youtu.be/ySqcTS_sfFI 

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January 2023

Udall Research Update: Simon Lewis, MBBCh, BSc, FRCP, FRACP, MD

January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presenter: Simon Lewis, MBBCh, BSc, FRCP, FRACP, MD, University of Sydney Talk title: Parkinson's and Phrenology for the 21st Century Recording: https://youtu.be/7o9pf15u4ow

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February 2023

Udall Research Update: Honglei Chen, MD, PhD

February 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presenter: Honglei Chen, MD, PhD – MSU Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Talk title: Research on environmental risk factors of Parkinson’s disease – challenges and strategies  

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March 2023

Udall Research Update: Sam Crowley, PhD, Alexander Johnson, PhD, James Brissenden, PhD

March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

March 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Presenters: Sam Crowley, PhD -- VA Ann Arbor Health Systems / Michigan Medicine Alexander Johnson, PhD -- U-M Department of Neurology James Brissenden, PhD -- U-M Department of Psychology Talk titles:  The Basal Forebrain, Acetylcholine, and Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease Electrophysiological Signatures of a Basal Forebrain – Corticopetal System Restoration of vigor-motivation couplig in Parkinso’s disease requires both the short and long duration response to L-Dopa

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May 2023

Udall Research Update: Gordon MG Shepherd, MD, PhD

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Presenter: Gordon MG Shepherd, MD, PhD – Northwestern University Talk title: Circuit organization of mouse motor cortex

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June 2023

Parkinson’s Disease & You Symposium 2023

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Laurel Manor, 39000 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI - Michigan 48150
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This year our symposium will include a special keynote by David G. Standaert, MD, PhD from The Alabama Udall Center at University of Alabama. We’ll have an overview of the U-M Udall Center research with presentations on each project by a member of the project team. U-M’s own Anne Pelletier Cameron, MD will present on Parkinson disease and the bladder. Check in begins at 8:30am. Program is 9am - 2:30pm. Speakers begin promptly. The event is free but pre-registration online…

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Let’s Talk About It 2023

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Kensington Hotel on State Street, 3500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan 48108
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There are many non-motor challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease that may not always be easy to discuss. With a focus on non-motor symptoms and intimacy in chronic illness, this program will provide strategies for coping and talking about it with healthcare providers or loved ones. Speakers: Kara J. Wyant, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of Michigan Amy Elizabeth Raad, MSW, Sexual Health Counseling Clinic, University of Michigan Health

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Udall Research Update: Bernardo Sabatini, MD, PhD

June 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

June 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Presenter: Bernardo Sabatini, MD, PhD – Harvard University Talk title: Basal ganglia circuits for action selection and evaluation

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