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BUMC PD & Movement Disorders Staff Participate in Optimism Walk

Faculty and staff members of the BUMC Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center participated in the APDA MA Optimism Walk to support research and support services for people with Parkinson’s . On May 22nd, Center members participated in the American Parkinson Disease Association MA Chapter Virtual Optimism Walk. This annual walk, which raises funds to […]

BMC to Host Zoom Event Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine

On Tuesday, February 23 from 1 to 2 PM, doctors from BMC will provide information on the COVID-19 vaccine. Hear from BMC experts on how the vaccine works, a patient’s firsthand experience and even get a video and photo walk-through of what getting vaccinated at BMC looks like. The event will finish with a live […]

Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, Participates in National MJFF Webinar

Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at BUMC participated in a panel for “New to Parkinson’s? Steps to Take Today,” a national webinar for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease presented by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The program took place on Thursday, February 18, 2021. With […]

BU PD & Movement Disorders Center Begins New PPMI Study

The BU Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center will begin a new Parkinson Progressive Marker Initiative (PPMI) study and is enrolling research subjects now. We have been part of PPMI for the past decade and look forward to continuing this important multi-centered biomarker study sponsored by the Michael J Fox Foundation.  Dr. Marie Saint-Hilaire serves […]

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: […]