MDC Receives Parkinson’s Foundation Award

The University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center received an award from the Parkinson’s Foundation for the Highest Team Participation for the Parkinson’s Foundation Palliative Care Education Course. The award was presented at this year’s COE Leadership Conference and was accepted by Ryan Khan, a chaplain who works closely with our Palliative Care team. In 2020, … Read more

Dr. Baumgartner Receives CCTSI Pilot Grant Award

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Baumgartner for being awarded the CCTSI Pilot Grant Award for his project titled “Naturalistic sleep assessed by wearable devices and direct recording of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease.” This grant will expand on the research that Dr. Baumgarter did with the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center Pilot Grant award … Read more

New Faces in HD Clinic

The HDSA Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center hosts a monthly HD Clinic on the fourth Monday of each month. This clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic which means there are multiple specialists available for your appointment. These appointments last a little longer than usual appointments. Dr. Lauren Seeberger founded The … Read more

2021 Hellos and Goodbyes

The first of July is the start of a new academic year at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It’s a bittersweet time as we welcome new team members and say goodbye to others. This year, we are excited to have two new fellows joining up – Heather Heiser, MD and Antonia Pusso, MD. … Read more

2021 Annual Research Retreats

One of the roles of the faculty and staff in academic medicine is conducting research. In addition to seeing patients and teaching the next generation of neurology and movement disorders providers, faculty conduct research to identify new therapies and – ultimately – find a cure for the disease they treat. On June 2, the University … Read more

Getting Back in the Community

June was a wonderful month. The faculty and staff of the Movement Disorders Center were able to join the Parkinson’s community in person. On June 6, 2021 The Movement Disorders Center participated in the Vitality Walk for the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies (PAR). Providers, researchers, staff, and their families walked and ran in support … Read more

New Interdisciplinary Clinic Opening in Boulder + More Good News

We have a lot to celebrate this month! Our interdisciplinary Boulder team completed the Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training. This course was designed by the Parkinson’s Foundation to increase knowledge of Parkinson’s disease. The course is also designed to encourage collaborative care. This was an intensive course that ran throughout the Spring. We look forward to … Read more

Dr. Forbes Accepted to Clinical Faculty Scholars Program

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Forbes on her acceptance into the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CCTSI) Clinical Faculty Scholars Program (CFSP). This program enrolls up to five junior faculty members each year. The program helps young researchers obtain grant funding for their career growth or their first independent investigator-initiated project. Often these are K-awards … Read more