Ludy Shih, MD Presents Latest Information on Deep Brain Stimulation for APDA Webinar

On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Ludy Shih, MD, Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at Boston University Medical Campus, presented “DBS for Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New,” a webinar for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, their care partners, and other interested community members. Dr. Shih presented the most up-to-date information on DBS for people with Parkinson’s, […]

PRISM Research Study Begins at BUMC PD & Movement Disorders Center

We’re happy to announce that we are part of the PRISM Research Study which is evaluating an investigational drug to determine if it might slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease. For more information contact Ray James RN at 617-638-7745. Click here to see a flyer with more information. Click here to see a brochure […]

BUSM Parkinson’s Partners Highlighted by APDA

The American Parkinson Disease Association’s Chief Scientific Officer, Rebecca Gilbert, MD, PhD has written an article featuring the Parkinson’s Partners program at Boston University School of Medicine, a program which pairs medical students with people with Parkinson’s. Dr. Gilbert spoke with faculty members Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, and Katelyn Bird, MD, of the BUMC Parkinson’s […]

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH to join APDA Massachusetts Chapter

The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter welcomed Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, to their Chapter Board as a Member-at-Large. While serving as a Board Member, Dr. Bissonnette will have the opportunity to guide the development of programs and services for people with Parkinson’s in the state of Massachusetts. To learn more about the APDA Massachusetts […]

Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, Presents at Massachusetts Neurologic Association

On October 31, 2020, Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, from the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Campus presented at the Virtual Fall Meeting for the Massachusetts Neurologic Association. The meeting, “Current Therapies and Hot Topics in Neurology,” featured neurologists from across the country. Dr. Bissonnette presented information on “Movement Disorder Therapies: […]

BUMC Parkinson’s Disease Specialists to Present Webinar Update on PD Treatment

Movement Disorder Specialist and BUMC PD and Movement Disorders Center Medical Director Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, and  BUMC PD and Movement Disorders Center Program Director Cathi A. Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN, will present the most up-to-date information on Parkinson’s treatment to a national audience on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1PM. The presentation, “What’s New […]

BUMC Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center is Now on Twitter!

Do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest information about our center? Would you like to learn a little bit more about our providers? What about upcoming programming and research? We have great news! The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center is now on Twitter. You can visit the center at @BMCParkinsons and follow […]

Parkinson’s Good Start Program to Take Place Virtually

The Good Start Program is a two-part series presented virtually by a team of Parkinson’s disease specialists from the Center for Neurorehabilitation, Sargent College at Boston University and the APDA Center for Advanced Research and APDA Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center. Ludy Shih, MD, Sarah O’Shea, MD, MS, Katelyn Bird, MD, […]

PD & Movement Disorders Staff & Faculty Participate in Local Non-Profit Walks

Faculty and staff members of the BUMC Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center participated in two local charitable walkathons to support research and support services for people with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. On May 31st, Center members participated in the American Parkinson Disease Association MA Chapter Virtual Optimism Walk. This annual walk, which raises funds […]

BU Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center Selected as PPMI 2.0 Site

The Boston University Medical Center Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center has been selected as a site for the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) 2.0 Study. PPMI 2.0 is a biomarker study supported by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The PD & Movement Disorders Center has completed PPMI 1.0, and faculty and staff look forward […]