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

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.

David G. Standaert, MD, PhD to present at 11th Annual J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture on November 26th

November 20th, 2013


Boston University School of Medicine Department of Neurology presents:

The 11th Annual J. Stephen Fink, MD, PhD Memorial Lecture
Neuroinflammatory Mechanisms in Parkinson’s Disease

Delivered by:

David G. Standaert, MD, PhD
John N. Whitaker Professor & Chair
Department of Neurology, Univerity of Alabama at Brimingham

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 8:00am

Boston University Medical Campus
72 East Concord Street, L110
Medical School Building, 1st Floor 

Breakfast reception to follow in Evans Seminar Room in the Evans Building.


Yoga for Parkinson’s Teacher Training Certificate Program coming in April 2014

November 18th, 2013

In April 2014, TriYoga of Boston and APDA MA invite you to join them for one day, two days, or five days of yoga teacher training. The Yoga for Parkinson’s Teacher Training Certificate Program has been designed for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease who participate in yoga.

For more information, please see the event flyer. Registration is required for this program. To register, visit http://www.triyogaboston.org/ or call 781-609-2497.

Date: April 26-30, 2014

Location: TriYoga of Boston – 60 Prospect Street – Waltham, MA 02154

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

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 buwalkstudy@gmail.com.

Click here to see the study flyer.

Dr. Samuel Frank to give presentation in West Barnstable on September 13th

July 29th, 2013

Dr. Samuel Frank, Associate Professor of Neurology and Movement Disorder Specialist at BUMC, will present Movement Disorders – What are They? on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the YMCA Cape Cod in West Barnstable, MA. Seating begins at 10:30am and the program will run from 11:00am to 12:30pm. This presentation is the third session of the Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod 2013 Educational Series.

For more information, click here. Registration is required for this event. To RSVP, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org.

Annual APDA MA Walkathon coming up June 9th in Canton

April 26th, 2013

The 27th Annual APDA Massachusetts Parkinson Walkathon will begin on Sunday, June 9th at 12:00 noon at Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, MA. For details, visit the Walkathon homepage to join the walk, create a team, or make a contribution. Last year’s Walkathon raised over $135,000 for Parkinson’s research.

Please contact the Information & Referral Center at (800) 651-8466 or information@apdama.org with any questions.

Dr. Richard H. Myers to present at 18th Annual “Alan Tarin” Winchester Parkinson Symposium on June 6th

April 26th, 2013

On Thursday, June 6th from 10:00am to noon, Richard H. Myers, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, will present Advances in Genetic Research in Parkinson’s Disease.

To see the program flyer, please click here. For more information and to RSVP, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org. Registration is required for this event.

Parkinson’s Disease Family Caregiver Evening taking place May 23rd in Braintree

April 26th, 2013

The Parkinson’s Disease Family Caregiver Evening will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Faculty from Boston University, Boston Medical Center, and other organizations will provide current information and resources to assist in providing care to family members or friends.

Please click here to view the program brochure. For more information and registration, contact the APDA Information & Referral Center at 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org. Registration is required for this program.

Good Start Program in Parkinson’s Disease to take place March 27th and April 3rd at Sargent College

March 20th, 2013

The Good Start Program is a two part series presented by a team of Parkinson’s disease specialists from Boston University and Boston University Medical Center. This program is designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the last two years and their families. Participants will receive up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and resources.

There is no cost for participation in this program, however registration is required. For more information, click here to see the program brochure. To register, contact 800-651-8466 or information@apdama.org.

Grateful patients give back to BMC

July 26th, 2012

The latest issue of Boston Medical Center’s Inspire magazine includes two wonderful articles on movement disorder patients giving back to BMC. Click here to view Inspire.

December 20, 2013
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