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UAB Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence

The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, Inc. per the recommendations of their Scientific Advisory Board has awarded David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, John N. Whitaker Endowed Chair the UAB Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson's disease Center of Excellence Award.

Fundraiser proceeds to support Parkinson's disease research at UAB

Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual "Dinner and a Night at the Theatre" fundraiser for the Parkinson Association of Alabama. Proceeds from this year's show, "9 to 5: The Musical," will go to the Department of Neurology at the UAB School of Medicine to support ongoing Parkinson's disease research.Talene Yacoubian, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, along with Casey Schaffer, executive director of the Parkinson Assocation of Alabamam, promoted the event on ABC 33/40's Talk of Alabama this week.

Watch the video here. 

The Mix: UAB Expert Speaks at Neuroscience 2012 of experimental drug therapies for Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson's die at twice the rate of those without the disease.

For these reasons, researchers have been urgently seeking for years to understand Parkinson's to the point where they can begin to design drugs that go beyond symptom relief to counter the inflammation and nerve cell death at the disease's root. Read More...

Li Wins Aging Award

The UAB Center for Aging has awarded Zhiyong Li a $2,000 Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Li's proposal “Effect of Partial Tau Reduction in Aged Mice: Tau Reduction as Treatment for Alzheimers Disease," was favorably reviewed by the committee and deemed worthy of support.

Join us in congratulating Li!

Li is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Erik Roberson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology.