Updates

Dr. Jerrold Vitek Speaks about DBS at Dystonia Educational Symposium

Dr. Jerrold Vitek was a guest speaker at the Dystonia Educational Symposium on April 29, 2017 in Saint Paul. The Symposium was an outreach event sponsored by the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

Guest Speakers included Dr. Vitek, Dr. Lauren Schrock also of the Department of Neurology, and Dr. Jan Teller, Chief Scientific Officer of DMRF.

Topics included Deep Brain Stimulation (Vitek), Current Treatments (Schrock), and Research Updates (Teller). 

Dr. Jerry Vitek shared his MNDrive supported research successes with the MN House Committee

Dr. Jerry Vitek shared his MNDrive supported research successes with the MN House Committee on March 1, 2017. Dr. Vitek gave testimony to the Senate Committee along with President Kaler, Dean Brooks Jackson, Dr. Mac Baird and Dr. Lauren Williams to request funding to expand MnDrive to launch a statewide clinical cancer trial network to enhance provider knowledge, increase patient access, improve treatments and survival rates. 

Dr. Jerry Vitek talks Parkinson's Research Advancements

Neuromodulation Research Center Director and chair of the Department of Neurology, Dr. Jerry Vitek, visited Mankato to discuss DBS in an outreach effort. Read the full story in the Mankato Press  Researcher talks Parkinson’s treatment advances

NMRC Members at SFN 2016

Multiple NMRC members presented posters at the Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting, held from November 12-16, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

Posters

NMRC at the State Fair

NMRC members were at the Minnsota State Fair to inform the public about deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for movement disorders and highlight the clinical DBS program and translational neuromodulation research being done at the University of Minnesota.

Neuromodulation booth at the Minnesota State Fair
 

 

Luke Johnson Published

Luke Johnson and colleagues have a paper currently in press in Brain Stimulation. The article "Closed-loop deep brain stimulation effects on parkinsonian motor symptoms-- is beta enough?" was published 22 June 2016  with DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2016.06.051

 

 

 

Dr. Jerrold Vitek speaks at Dystonia Walk

Dr. Jerry Vitek spoke at the first annual Twin Cities Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Zoo Walk this weekend invited by the local chapter. The Twin Cities Zoo Walk had over 200 registrants for its first event and raised funds for research towards a cure for Dystonia as well as helped bring awareness and education about Dystonia.

NMRC participates in Moving Day® Twin Cities

Members from the Neuromodulation Research Center along with many faculty and staff from the Department of Neurology participated in Moving Day® Twin Cities.

Luke Johnson receives poster award

Luke Johnson received a 2nd place poster award at the Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium. 90 Posters were selected to be displayed at the symposium. Judges chose one 1st place, two 2nd place, and three 3rd place winners based on their originality, significance, and reliability of presented work.

Congratulations Luke on this prestigious award!

Abi Muralidharan published

Abi Muralidharan published an article in Experimental Neurology titled
Physiological changes in the pallidum in a progressive model of
Parkinson's disease: Are oscillations enough?
link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26946223