New Prospects for Slowing the Progression of Parkinson's Disease

Thursday, March 19, 2009
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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This 'mini-webcast' includes Dr. Henchcliffe's presentation on basic updates in Parkinson's research.  The entire webcast is two and a half hours long, though Dr. Henchcliffe's discussion is approximately one hour.

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Claire Henchcliffe , M.D., D.Phil. , Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Institute at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, where she serves as both a researcher and clinician


Dr. Henchcliffe's current research focuses on biomarker development in Parkinson’s disease (PD).  She and her colleagues are studying two avenues for biomarking - including magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and a blood test utilizing metobolomics.  She is also involved with clinical research, particularly with the trial for Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Dr. Henchcliffe is the founder of a PD support group at Weill Cornell and serves as Co-Chair of the Working Group on Biomarkers of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG).  She also mentors medical students and residents and frequently lectures and writes about PD.

Dr. Henchcliffe received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and her doctorate from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She completed both her internship and residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Movement Disorders under Stanley Fahn, M.D., at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center's Neurological Institute.

Dr. Henchcliffe’s work is supported as part of PDF’s Center Grant to Weill Cornell Medical Center.  For FY 2008, PDF’s grant of $100,000 provided partial funding to Dr. Henchcliffe’s research.

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This series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., Sunovion and Lundbeck LLC.

It is designed in collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS); Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS); Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF); the Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF); Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC); Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR); Parkinson's Association (PA) and Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (PSCKY).