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Centers of Excellence

Center of Excellence Series: University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center Is a Leader in Women’s Parkinson’s Research

Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

In addition to being a movement disorder specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Allison Willis, MD, is also one of the few researchers to conduct much-needed Parkinson’s disease (PD) research on one of the most vulnerable populations within the Parkinson’

Center of Excellence Series: Rush University Medical Center Provides Critically Needed Parkinson’s Mental Health Program

Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Most people associate Parkinson’s disease (PD) with tremors, a motor symptom. However, non-motor symptoms are common and can be more troublesome and disabling than motor symptoms. They can include cognitive changes, mood and sleep disorders, autonomic symptoms or weight loss.

Centers of Excellence

The Parkinson's Foundation leads the development of new treatments and care models through its Centers of Excellence network.  Each Center of Excellence is staffed by some of the world’s foremost specialists in every aspect of the complex, multidisciplinary care that delivers the best results for people with Parkinson’s. The network comprises 45 leading medical centers around the world, including 31 in the United States.  These Centers of Excellence:

Center of Excellence Series: Toronto Western Hospital’s Parkinson’s Fellowship Program

Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

There are approximately 3,000 movement disorder specialists in the world. While they are all neurologists, not all of them have experience treating Parkinson’s disease (PD). For every person with Parkinson’s to receive treatment from a specialist, each one of these doctors would have to treat more than 3,000 people with PD. Parkinson’s Foundation estimates that the average movement disorder specialist sees a total of 350 patients. That’s more than 8.9 million people with PD who are not being treated by a specialist.

Center of Excellence Series: University of Rochester Medical Center’s Telemedicine Program

Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Part of Steven Goldenthal’s job is to get people connected. He wants to know how they feel, gets to know their medical history, what medications they take and if they are happy with their Parkinson’s disease (PD) care.

Parkinson Report: Spring 2017

Topics include: Two new Centers of Excellence joining global network; a letter from the CEO; Moving day® grant funding first-ever comedy clinical study, What’s Hot in Parkinson’s disease?; top questions and answers from "Ask the Doctor"; tips for daily living;resources to help you manage your PD, National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative expands to new center; the 2017 Spring Event calendar, and Expert Estate Planning advice.

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