Raymond James, RN, BS Discusses Parkinson’s Support Groups with APDA

Raymond James, RN, BS, Nurse Specialist from the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Campus, recently spoke with Dr. Rebecca Gilbert from the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and several other support group facilitators about the importance of support groups in the lives of people with PD. Mr. James is the […]

Parkinson’s Partners Begins New Fall Session

The third year of Parkinson’s Partners at Boston University School of Medicine begins next Saturday September 28th. The program, which is supported in part by the APDA Advanced Center, began in 2017 with Movement Disorder faculty and 5 first year medical students as a way to teach students first hand about Parkinson’s disease while providing […]

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, Presents at 2019 PD Fitness Symposium

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, from the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Campus presented at this year’s Parkinson’s Fitness Educational Symposium in Danvers, MA. The program, entitled “Living Well with Parkinson’s – A Life-Management Symposium,” brought together specialists from across the North Shore and greater Boston. The first half of the […]

BUMC Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Center Welcomes Dr. Sarah O’Shea

The Boston University Medical Campus Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center is pleased to welcome Sarah O’Shea, MD, MS. Dr. O’Shea completed her residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and was a Fellow in Movement Disorders and the Neuroepidemiology Training Program (NETP) at Columbia University. Welcome Dr. O’Shea!

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, to Present at Parkinson’s Fitness Symposium

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, will participate in this year’s Parkinson’s Fitness Symposium in Danvers, MA. The program, titled “Living Well with Parkinson’s,” will present information on Parkinson’s to people with Parkinson’s and care partners on the North Shore. Dr. Bissonnette will be part of a panel entitled “Building Good Foundations.” The program will take place […]

Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN, Receives Mary Ann Garrigan Award

Cathi A. Thomas MS, RN, CNRN, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology and Program Director of the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Center received the Mary Ann Garrigan Award from the Theta at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. The Award recognizes a Nurse for Leadership, Scholarly Contributions, and Nursing Practice.  Dr. Susan LaRocco, Dean of […]

APDA MA Information and Referral Center Participates in PD Awareness Event at MA State House

The American Parkinson Disease Association MA Information & Referral Center, housed at Boston University Medical Campus, participated in an event to raise Parkinson’s Awareness at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Participants were given the opportunity to meet state-wide Parkinson’s advocates and receive information on Parkinson’s disease. Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, […]

APDA MA I & R Center Provides Care Partner Program

APDA I&R Center staff at BUMC have introduced an eight part education and support series, designed for caregivers of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.  Content was developed by Cathi A. Thomas MS, RN, CNRN and Rosemary Owen, program coordinator of the APDA Center. You can learn more about this program and upcoming dates here.

BUMC Movement Disorder Doctors Present Poster at 32nd Annual PSG Symposium

Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at BUMC, joined Chantale Branson, MD, of Morehouse School of Medicine, at the 32nd Annual Parkinson Study Group Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona on April 6th, 2019. They presented a poster entitled “Understanding Racial Disparities Through Research.” Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, of the Movement […]