The Movement Disorders Center was founded in
2012 with a mission to establish an international center for excellence in
movement disorders related research, education, clinical care, and community
Basic science research plays an important role in
all that the Center does. We want to work more closely with those who lay the
ground work for our research, foster collaborations, and improve basic science
translation to the clinical realm.
Currently, the Movement Disorders Center is
looking for neuroscientists who are interested in or whose research may overlap
with neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease, parkinsonian
conditions, Huntington's disease, chorea, myoclonus, tics, dystonia, tremor, ataxia
or cerebellar disorders. We are also interested in collaborating with
neuroscientists involved or interested in research on movement,
neurodegenerative diseases, neuroprotection, dopamine and basal ganglia
function, brain stimulation, and other research fields that may be pertinent to
Membership is free and benefits include the
opportunity to attend and present at our monthly interdisciplinary series,
opportunities to discuss your research and form new collaborations, apply for
pilot research funding, and to be notified of upcoming events that involve the
movement disorders community.
Every year the Movement Disorders Center hosts
a research and networking retreat. Researchers from across the
state get together and have the opportunity to present briefly on their work
and make connections with others who are involved in similar or relevant
research. Our members are always excited to hear and learn about research going
on in our field here in Colorado!
We look forward to continuing to expand our outreach to
researchers. If you are interested in joining us in this mission,
please send your CV or NIH Biosketch to Nicole Leith at Nicole.Leith@ucdenver.edu.
You may also apply on line by clicking here.
We look forward to working with you.