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.

Transitions

The Movement Disorders Center is growing again! A handful of providers have moved on from our center for various personal reasons, including retirement and spouses being transferred to new positions. But we are excited to welcome new faculty to our group. The faculty and staff at the center continue to be dedicated to improving the … Read more

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. 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

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