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2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk & 5K: Event Recap

Thanks to the PAA Jr. Board and other volunteers, the 2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk & 5K was a huge success! This years event included 350 participants and raised over…CLICK TO READ MORE

2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K

Registration is now open for the 2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K . Join us on October 27 at UAB Campus Green for a 5k Fighter run and Fighter walk. This years route will comprise of UAB and surrounding areas with all proceeds benefiting research towards a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

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Check the website periodically or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for the latest news on the 2018 Alabama Parkinson Fighter Walk and 5K. For more information, contact Mary T Miller.

Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Impact on Parkinson’s Disease

The May NeuroScience Cafe is right around the corner and this month’s topic is Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Impact on Parkinson’s Disease. Brought to you by UAB’s Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), the May cafe will be held at the Hoover Public Library (200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216) Monday, May 21 at 6:30 PM and lead by Dr. Marcas Bamman from the Department of Neurology at UAB.

The overall goal of these cafés is to help educate the public on the latest clinical care and neuroscience-related research taking place at UAB. Our audience is typically made up of older adults as well as individuals and family members who have been affected by the topic. The program runs for about an hour and is very casual and relaxed!

We would love for anyone involved in the Parkinson Association of Alabama to come and learn about the insights from neuroscience research.

January CNC NeuroScience Cafe: The Brain-Gut Connection

The January NeuroScience Cafe is right around the corner and this month’s topic is The Brain-Gut Connection: Parkinson’s Disease. Brought to you by UAB’s Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), the January cafe will be held at the Hoover Public Library (200 Municipal Drive, Hoover, AL 35216) on Monday, January 22 at 6:30 PM and lead by Dr. Haydeh Payami from the Department of Neurology at UAB.

The overall goal of these cafés is to help educate the public on the latest clinical care and neuroscience-related research taking place at UAB. Our audience is typically made up of older adults as well as individuals and family members who have been affected by the topic. The program runs for about an hour and is very casual and relaxed!

We would love for anyone involved in the Parkinson Association of Alabama to come and learn about the insights from neuroscience research

NeuroScience Cafe at the Emmet O’Neal Library

The UAB Comprehensive NeuroScience Center is hosting a Parkinson’s Disease Update as part of their NeuroScience Cafe series this Thursday, September 14 at 6:30PM from the Emmet O’Neal Library. This interactive presentation will provide an update from thought leaders at UAB Neurology on efforts to combat Parkinson’s disease in the lab and the clinic. This can’t miss event is free, open to the public, and all interested patients, caregivers, and medical professionals are encouraged to attend.

Where: Emmett O’Neal Library, 50 Oak Street, Mountain Brook AL, 35213

When: Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 PM

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2017 Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk

The Parkinson’s Association of Alabama is excited to announce that the 2017 Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk is Saturday, March 4 @ 9 am at the Samford University Track on Lakeshore Parkway in Homewood, AL. Proceed benefit research towards a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

We encourage PD patients, caregivers, and loved ones to attend. To register online or obtain additional information about this great event, visit: ALABAMA PARKINSON’S FIGHTER WALK.

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]

Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk

The Parkinson’s Association of Alabama is excited to announce that the The Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk is March 5, 2016 @ 9 am at the Samford University Track on Lakeshore Parkway in Homewood, AL. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Vendors will be on-site to provide health information. A Silent Auction will be held prior to start of the walk (beginning at 8:00am) with highest bidders announced after the walk. Net proceeds raised from the walk & silent auction will go to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for Parkinson’s research.

We encourage PD patients, caregivers, and loved ones to attend. To register online or obtain additional information about this great event, visit: ALABAMA PARKINSON’S FIGHTER WALK.

The Brain-machine Interface

By Jeff Hansen from UAB The Mix 

On the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, God reaches out to touch Adam. The eye locks on the small gap between their index fingers, a slice of space dividing the ethereal from man.

A similar gap challenges researchers who work with paralyzed or handicapped patients — how to synch the human brain with a machine or computer.

Surprising breakthroughs from decades of basic science were featured at the recent, all-day 2015 Bevill Neuroscience Symposium — “Brain-Machine Interface” at UAB, which drew 200 attendees.

The most vivid example was Jan Scheuermann, a quadriplegic from Pittsburgh. Surgeons cut through her skull in 2012 READ MORE…