November 30, 2016

Resources

  • Udall Center Investigators are involved in a number of training and education activities.

    University of Michigan Clinical Education

    This mentored research training program in basic and clinical neuroscience has been funded continuously by the NIH/NINDS since 1982 and has served more than 115 trainees. The program involves the Departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of Michigan (U-M) and the Ann Arbor VA Medical Centers. Trainees have access to 35,000 square feet of laboratory space for basic research; more than 45 faculty members, most of whom are both clinical neurologists and basic or clinician scientists, serve as preceptors.

    University of Michigan Neuroscience Graduate Program

    The majority of neuroscience majors plan to further their education by attending professional schools in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. Others go on to graduate school programs in a variety of fields (neuroscience, psychology, biology, microbiology, cellular & molecular biology, and education, to name a few). Still others obtain jobs in industry, sales, education, or with the government. There are many options!

    University of Michigan Undergraduate Neuroscience Program

    The majority of neuroscience majors plan to further their education by attending professional schools in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. Others go on to graduate school programs in a variety of fields (neuroscience, psychology, biology, microbiology, cellular & molecular biology, and education, to name a few). Still others obtain jobs in industry, sales, education, or with the government. There are many options!

    Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS)

    The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is the focal point for the new multidisciplinary area of data science at the University of Michigan. This area covers a wide spectrum of scientific pursuits (development of concepts, methods, and technology) for data collection, management, analysis, and interpretation as well as their innovative use to address important problems in science, engineering, business, and other areas.

    Initiative for Excellence in Clinical Education, Practice & Scholarship

    The purpose of this initiative is to co-create a bold vision and design a partnership model between the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and University of Michigan Health System Nursing Services to advance and unite clinical education, practice and scholarship.

    Scientific Methods for Health Sciences (4-course analytics training series)

    The Charter of the Analytics Core is to provide doctoral students with rigorous analytics training and learning experience via a robust series of analytic courses offered by UMSN faculty. The 4-course 4-credit hours course series, Scientific Methods for Health Sciences, aims to reduce the variation of analytic skills, scientific knowledge and quantitative abilities of the health sciences graduate students. The unified objective of these courses is to prepare exclusive cadres of nursing and healthcare scientists capable of leading scientific teams in the conception of research proposals with strong methodological designs and analytic approaches to address innovative study aims.

    Educational Advancement and Professional Development Opportunities

  • Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI)

    The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) is a landmark observational clinical study to comprehensively evaluate cohorts of significant interest using advanced imaging, biologic sampling and clinical and behavioral assessments to identify biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease progression.

    University of Michigan Department of Neurology

    The brain makes us who we are, largely defining our uniqueness as individuals and as a species. For this reason diseases that attack the nervous system – whether suddenly as in stroke, insidiously as in Alzheimer’s disease, or with recurrent attacks as may occur in multiple sclerosis – strike at the core of our being. Imagine being unable to speak, being unable to move your limbs at will, or experiencing difficulty recognizing common surroundings or close relatives.
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    In the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan, a dedicated team of academic neurologists pursues the three-part academic mission of clinical care, research and education. Highly skilled physicians with subspecialty expertise in each of the domains of adult neurology provide care to patients with diseases of the nervous system in both hospital and outpatient settings. Many of these physicians direct laboratory or clinical research programs to advance our understanding of neurological disease, and to develop and test new therapies for these diseases.
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    University of Michigan Movement Disorders Program

    In the United States, an estimated 42 million people suffer from some form of movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, chorea, hemifacial spasm or restless legs syndrome. The University of Michigan Movement Disorder Program and its faculty have international reputations for multidisciplinary patient care, research and clinical education directed towards the understanding and treatment of these diseases.

    Our program combines expertise in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, speech pathology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation to provide a broad-based approach to treating and managing patients with movement disorders.

    National Parkinson Foundation

    We make life better for people with Parkinson’s through expert care and research. Everything we do helps people actively enjoy life with their friends, families, children and grandchildren until there is a tomorrow without Parkinson’s.

    Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

    Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

    The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy.

    We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson’s through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated more than $115 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and nearly $50 million to support national education and advocacy initiatives.

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

    The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. To support this mission, NINDS:

    • Supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics.
    • Funds and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force.
    • Promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.

     

    SMHS eBook

    The Scientific Methods for Health Sciences (SMHS) EBook is designed to support a 4-course training curriculum emphasizing the fundamentals, applications and practice of scientific methods specifically for graduate students in the health sciences.

    Common Data Elements (CDEs) for Parkinson’s Disease

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other Federal agencies and international organizations have the common mission of developing data standards for clinical research. Through the efforts of subject-specific working groups, topic-driven data elements have been created.

    SOCR Tools

    The Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) designs, validates and freely disseminates knowledge. Specifically, SOCR provides portable online aids for probability, statistics and health science education, promotes technology-enhanced instruction, and supports efficient statistical computing. The SOCR platform includes a repository of interactive applets, computational webapps, graphing tools, instructional resources, learning materials, and curricular components.