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Parkinson Disease

Professor Irene Litvan

Parkinson Disease is no longer considered only a motor disorder affecting a finite set of pathways. It is clear that the disease affects multiple pathways and systems and that, in addition to motor dysfunction, it leads to cognitive, mood, and autonomic disturbances significantly affecting quality of life. Breakthroughs in our understanding have allowed us to redefine Parkinson Disease into four stages: Preclinical, Prodromal (a stage in which patients are at an early development when therapies can be more effective), Early, and Advanced. This expanded knowledge is enhancing a search for novel diagnostic biomarkers and innovative therapeutic approaches.

Instructor: Dr. Irene Litvan is the Tasch Endowed Chair of Parkinson Disease Research at UC San Diego, Professor of Neurosciences, and Director of the UCSD National Parkinson Foundation Movement Disorder Center of Excellence. She received the NIH merit award for leading international multi-center studies to evaluate and improve the clinical diagnostic criteria of Parkinsonian neurodegenerative disorders.

Coordinator: Steve Wyte

Course Number: OSHR-70149   Credit: 0 units


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Upcoming Sections

Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
08/24/2017 In-class 125117 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla