Parkinson's

UC Brain Science Unit Launches Push for Own Building

In a bold effort to place the University of Cincinnati’s sprawling brain-science practice under one roof, writes Anne Saker of the Cincinnati Enquirer, officials of the UC Neuroscience Institute announced Friday a $54.6 million campaign to build a dedicated facility for the study and treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. Media:…
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New Home Planned for University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute

Contact: Julie Engebrecht (513) 556-9685 julie.engebrecht@uc.edu CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute has launched a $123 million project that will include a new world-class outpatient facility for people with neurologic and psychiatric diseases, expand existing and create new research programs, enable recruitment of additional world-class physicians and researchers, support new training fellowships, and…
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Dr. Alberto Espay Explains “The Public Still Doesn’t Really Understand Parkinson’s”

Scott Layman, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at age 42, said that it was “a scary thing to be told.” Even though there are already more than 1 million Americans affected by Parkinson’s Disease and another 50,000 will be diagnosed before the end of the year, Dr. Alberto Espay, clinical research director of the…
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Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

Coping with an Unwelcome Disorder: Lewy Body Dementia

For Dean Jennings, neurological disease arrived cloaked in disguise. It began with memory problems at work, which he hid from his wife and co-workers, then revealed itself with balance problems, a shuffling walking pattern and an unexpected fall on the tennis court. Dean’s initial diagnosis was “possible Parkinson’s disease,” and later he was treated with…
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Optimal Timing of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson’s Gets a Fresh Look from UC Specialists

Optimal Timing of Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Parkinson’s Gets a Fresh Look from UC Specialists

CONTACT: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu For more than 15 years deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery has been an important treatment option for people with Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the nervous system caused by a lack of dopamine in the brain. Although the treatment is approved by the FDA for patients who no longer…
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Parkinson’s Merger: Symposium & Bike Ride Join Forces Saturday

Parkinson’s Merger: Symposium & Bike Ride Join Forces Saturday

The ninth Sunflower Revolution happens Saturday in Loveland, Ohio, and organizers are gearing up for a Parkinson’s event that will combine the educational symposium and fundraising bike ride on the same day. The symposium and bike ride will occur simultaneously in the morning, and registrants will then join for lunch, entertainment by Tracy Walker, and…
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Dr. Revilla Awarded the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center Chair for Excellence in Parkinson’s

Fredy J. Revilla, MD, Director of the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes affiliated with the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, has been awarded the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Chair….
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Cincinnati ShakeUp for Parkinson’s Set for Saturday, April 14

(513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu The Cincinnati ShakeUp for Parkinson’s, a fundraiser for the Brian Grant Foundation and the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute, will take place Saturday, April 14, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. The gala evening event, presented by Cintas, features…
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Study Seeks to Identify Parkinson’s Biomarkers

Study Seeks to Identify Parkinson's Biomarkers

(513) 558-4559 keith.herrell@uc.edu CINCINNATI—A landmark clinical study called the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) will seek to identify biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease progression—and also provide a chance for volunteers to help in the fight against Parkinson’s. The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Cincinnati…
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New DBS Device Shows Promising Results; Heralds Arrival of New Manufacturer, Increased Competition

New DBS Device Shows Promising Results; Heralds Arrival of New Manufacturer, Increased Competition

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cstarr@mayfieldclinic.com CINCINNATI – A multi-site study of a new deep brain stimulation device for people with Parkinson’s disease has found the device to provide benefits to patients, potentially paving the way for unprecedented competition in the area of neurostimulation technology. The study, whose co-authors included George Mandybur, MD, above left,…
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