MONTH IN REVIEW | April 2024

April was a busy month for the Movement Disorders Center. The providers and fellows attended the 2024 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in the middle of the month. The meeting was hosted right here in Denver, Colorado.  Leaders from the Parkinson’s Foundation visited this month as well. The faculty and staff hosted a site … Read more

MONTH IN REVIEW | January 2024

We’re looking forward to lots of exciting things in 2024! Happy New Year! We’re excited to share another year with you through our monthly e-newsletters! We hope that you had a lovely holiday season and a happy start ot 2024. Congratulations! We would like to say congratulations to Dr. Alexander Baumgartner who was offered and … Read more

2023 World Parkinson Disease Day

April 11 is World Parkinson Day. While patient care is a large part of our faculty’s care for the Parkinson’s community, there is a lot more that they do.

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 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

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