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 […]

BUMC Movement Disorders Specialists Travel to Haiti

This February, members of the BUMC Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center traveled to Haiti in order to care for patients and provide training to health care professionals. Stephanie Bissonnette, DO, MPH, Movement Disorder Specialist, and Lauren Talman, MD, Movement Disorder Fellow both took the trip as part of BU’s Global Health Initiative. Dr. Bissonnette […]

Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, to Present Update on Research for Cape Audience

Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire will provide an “Update on Parkinson’s Research” to individuals with Parkinson’s disease living on the Cape this July. Dr. Saint-Hilaire is a Movement Disorder Specialist and Medical Director of the BUMC Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. The Parkinson Support Network/APDA Branch is a Cape-wide coordinated and comprehensive network that facilitates educational […]