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.
We would like to say congratulations to Dr. Alexander Baumgartner who was offered and accepter the NeuroNEXT Fellowship Research Grant. He received a competitive one-year grant from the University of Colorado Rocky Mountain NeuroNEXT for his pilot study. You can read more about Dr. Baumgartner’s research interests here.
Dr. Isabelle Buard, Dr. Matthew Woodward, Dr. Jeanne Feuerstein, and Ying Liu presented posters at the 2023 Parkinson’s Study Group in December 2023.
Welcome, Dr. Aslam!
The Movement Disorders Faculty and staff are excited to welcome Sana Aslam, DO.
She is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in Movement Disorders at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She completed her undergraduate education at Wellesley College and Medical School at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, she completed her Neurology training and a Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute.
Parkinson’s Foundation Revolution Ride
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 12:30 PM
CycleBar Southwest Plaza
Come see us that the Parkinson’s Foundation fundraiser. We’ll be cheering on riders and giving out some goodies!
Learn more here.
From Dependent to Independent: Treatment Options for Essential Tremor
This series of talks will resume again in March. Please stay tuned for details.
In the News
Here are a few noteworthy articles that were published recently. Some of our faculty have contributed to the articles below. We encourage you to check them out!
- HIFU Treatment: Focused Ultrasound helps treat debilitating essential tremor. High-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU treatment, effectively tames essential tremor, a movement disorder that affects 1% of people UCHealth Today, feat. Drew Kern, MD, MS
- Coloradans with neurodegenerative disease turn to pingpong for rehabilitation. Scientists are paying attention: Neuropong program, led by founder and CEO Antonino Barbera, marries medicine with a love of table tennis. Denver Post (subscription required) feat. Matthew Woodward, MD
- Can a Vision Test Detect a Brain Disease?: Delays in diagnosing posterior cortical atrophy syndrome are common, but a new set of recommendations developed by CU neuro-ophthalmologist Victoria Pelak, MD, could signal doctors that a patient’s vision problems are actually occurring in the brain. CU Anschutz Today feat. Victoria Pelak, MD
- CU Anschutz Lab Works to Restore Paralyzed Patients’ Senses: Using brain-computer interfaces, scientists study higher-level cognition, movement, and sensation. CU Anschutz Today feat. Daniel Kramer, MD
The MDC Faculty regularly publish articles in peer-reviewed journals. Some of these may not be available to read without a subscription. But, these listings will let you know what the faculty have been working on lately!
- Cristini J, Potvin-Desrochers A, Seo F, Dagher A, Postuma RB, Rosa-Neto P, Carrier J, Amara AW, Steib S, Paquette C, Roig M. The Effect of Different Types of Exercise on Sleep Quality and Architecture in Parkinson Disease: A Single-Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial Protocol. Phys Ther. 2024 Jan 1;104(1):pzad073. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzad073. PMID: 37354450; PMCID: PMC10776310.
Have you considered participating in clinical research?
Did you know…
- all of the current therapies we have came from clinical trials?
- people in clinical trials tend to have better clinical outcomes? (This could be because they are more closely observed by a expert clinician, the placebo effect, or because it inspires hope.)
- the Movement Disorders Center has interventional and observational trials? This means we have studies that offer therapies for movement disorders and we have studies where clinicians monitor the progress of diseases with no therapy offered.
If you are interested in learning more, reach out to our research recruitment team at NeuroResearch@cuanschutz.edu or 303-724-4644.