There's new research related to Parkinson's disease, and some of it is being done at the University of Rochester Medical Center. URMC is involved in several studies testing drugs in clinical trials, which could eventually slow the progression of the disease. They're trying to measure patients' response to treatment.
We explore the new research, while hearing from patients. We also preview an upcoming symposium on Parkinson's disease in Rochester. Our guests:
- Dr. Michelle Burack, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology, and clinical director for surgical therapies for the Movement Disorder Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center
- Ron Knight, board member of the Parkinson's Foundation of Greater Rochester, and Parkinson's disease patient
- Barbara Howard, Parkinson's Disease patient
- Dr. James Beck, chief scientific officer at the Parkinson's Foundation