Research Update | The Relationship Between Olfactory Dysfunction and Constipation in Early Parkinson’s Disease

Written by Alex Baumgartner, MD In a recent issue of the journal Movement Disorders, colleagues and I published a study examining the relationship between two of the most common ‘non-motor’ symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD): decreased sense of smell (olfactory dysfunction) and constipation. It has been known for some time that these symptoms often start … Read more

Board Certification

Congratulations to our two first-year fellows, Alex Baumgartner, MD and Michael Korsmo, MD, for passing their neurology board examinations through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology! When we select fellows for our training program, they must be eligible to take these board examinations. This means they must meet all of the minimum requirements to … Read more

Welcome to Our New Fellows

The Movement Disorders Center values training the next generation of movement disorders specialist. We host medical students and neurology residents. In addition, our movement disorders center section hosts a fellowship program. Our fellows have completed their medical training in Neurology and have elected to deepen their expertise in movement disorders. We’d like to give a … Read more

Farewell to our Fellows!

Join us in celebrating the graduates of our University of Colorado Movement Disorders Fellowship. We wish them the best of luck. Jeanne Feuerstein, MD During her two-year fellowship, Jeanne Feuerstein, MD accomplished so much. She received the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center Pilot Grant and two travel awards to attend international conferences. During the … Read more

Upcoming Events for Parkinson Disease

upcoming events for parkinson disease

The faculty and staff of the Movement Disorders Center has moved online for many things. Many of our upcoming events for Parkinson disease community have also been moved online. We miss meeting in person but have been able to continue our collaborations and work. One of the great things we have found through these tough … Read more

Update on Annual Events + Another Congrats!

annual events update

An Update on Our Annual Events The Movement Disorders Center hosts many annual events. The safety of our attendees is always a priority. However, COVID-19 brings additional concerns. Because of this, we are constantly re-evaluating the safety of our events. In light of this, we have postponed our annual Huntington’s Disease conference. Please save our … Read more

Dr. Holden Awarded Funding to Study Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Congratulations to Dr. Samantha Holden! Dr. Holden was awarded the University of Colorado Department of Neurology’s Intradepartmental Grant. She was given this support for her study “The eyes have it: a pilot study of wearable eye-tracking metrics as a clinical marker of cognitive fluctuations in dementia with Lewy bodies.” Dr. Holden will lead this study … Read more

COVID-19 Update

We are announcing our new Movement Disorders Center website a little earlier than expected. This website is still a work in progress. However, it offers us additional opportunities to keep in touch with our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve released our Spring 2020 On the Move! Newsletter. Please see our newsletter section to read … Read more

6th Annual Parkinson Disease Symposium

The Movement Disorders Center (MDC) hosted its 6th Annual Parkinson Disease Symposium on Saturday, October 26 at the Bruce Schroffel Conference Center. The annual conference was co-hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation and was the first since MDC achieved the Center of Excellence designation. MDC welcomed 290 people with Parkinson Disease, care partners, and family members … Read more