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Research coordinators Ross Anderson left, and Marian Shahid right, with Christine Blabe center, Pacific Udall Center, Stanford Neurology and Neurosciences

The Pacific Udall Center at Stanford University is one of nine A. Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease research across the United States. Udall Centers are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research into the cause(s) of Parkinson’s disease and to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.

The Center offers people with Parkinson’s opportunities to participate in research for cognitive function, genetic research, biomarker testing, and experimental mediation protocols. Research is vital to finding treatments and innovations. Patient participation and help is key to this success.

Currently, the Center is looking forward to a longitudinal study that requires 1 day participation per year; a neurological exam by a Stanford Medical Doctor, a Gait & Balance test, Neuropsychology test, blood test, questionnaires.

If you are interested in helping the Center with Parkinson’s research, and you would like more information about participation, please contact Christine Blabe, MS, Clinical Research Coordinator for the Udall Center. Contact her at 650-721-5351, cblabe@stanford.edu.

Blabe has been working with people with movement disorders since 2002, and she would love to answer your questions about the study.

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