UAB receives BRAIN Initiative grant for DBS treatment of Parkinson's

UAB receives BRAIN Initiative grant for DBS treatment of Parkinson’s

UAB investigators have won a prestigious White House BRAIN Initiative grant to study the potential benefits of new technology coupled with newly discovered biomarkers in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a BRAIN Initiative grant of $7.3 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to study new technology that could improve outcomes from deep brain stimulation, an increasingly important treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Talk of Alabama: Find a Potion for Parkinson's 2016

Watch Talk of Alabama: Find a Potion for Parkinson’s

2016 Find A Potion for Parkinson’s!

Registration is open for the 2016 Find a Potion for Parkinson’s event!

This year’s event is Saturday, October 29th at Gamble Park in Jasper, Alabama. The Parkinsons’s Association of Alabama is thrilled to once again be the beneficiary of this fun, active fundraising event hosted by Inspire Fitness.

Participants have 3 choices through which to show their support: 10K run ($30), 5K run ($25), and a 1 mile Fun Run / Walk ($15). The Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM, with 10k and 5k kicking off at 9:00 AM.

This family friendly event is open to the public and we encourage our area supporters and partners to attend! To register for this event please download the registration form and follow the enclosed instructions. Donations are welcome and the registration form includes related information for those that can’t attend the event but want to contribute.

For the latest news on this event, check out the Facebook event page. For additional information, email whitea@wcslive.com and atm4uab@hotmail.com.