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Boston University PD Forum 2015

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The Boston University PD Forum will take place this Friday, April 10th, from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Boston University Questrom School of Business (previously the School of Management). Clinicians and scientists from across campus will come together to present their research on Parkinson’s disease through lectures and a poster session. If interested in this event, please contact Ray James at

Genetics in Parkinson’s Event June 8th

Friday, May 9th, 2014

All are invited to attend an educational event about the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, the Ashkenazi Jewish population, and an ongoing research study. Samuel Frank, MD, associate professor of neurology at Boston University Medical Center and site principal investigator of the Parkinson’s Progression Marker’s Initiative (PPMI) trial, and Vanessa Arnedo, associate director of research partnerships at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will present Is Parkinson’s A Jewish Genetic Disease? This program will take place on Sunday, June 8th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Waltham, MA.

For more information, click here.

To RSVP, please visit

Dr. Samuel Frank was featured on 7News segment: “Living Healthy: Parkinson’s Smell”

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Dr. Samuel Frank of Boston University Medical Center was featured on 7News yesterday morning to talk about the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) study currently taking place at BUMC. Visit the following link to see the video online. Living Healthy: Parkinson’s Smell

To learn more about the PPMI study, click here.

Study on Mobile Health Technology to Promote Physical Activity in Persons with Parkinson Disease starting at the BU Center for Neurorehabilitation

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

You are invited to join a research study in which you would participate in an exercise program that you can do in the convenience of your home.

Eligible participants would be randomly assigned to one of 2 groups. Both groups will be prescribed strengthening and stretching exercises and a walking program by a licensed physical therapist to carry out for 6 months. Both groups will also wear a pedometer to track their daily steps. One group will receive exercise handouts with pictures and instructions and the other group will receive an iPad mini with video demonstrations of the exercises.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease
  • Are able to walk without assistance for at least 6 continuous minutes
  • Are able to come to the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University on 3-4 different occasions for assessments over a 6 month period

If you are interested in participating in this study or learning more about it, please contact us at 617‐358‐6157 or

Click here to see the study flyer.

April 7, 2015
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