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Participate in upstate medical (Syracuse) study

We are currently recruiting participants for our study. We could try to coordinate a visit to Albany to conduct our study visits there, rather than have people drive out to Syracuse. We could plan a day (or a few!) to schedule interested participants and carry out the visits in a conference center that we can reserve. We could also speak briefly to support group members. 
Here is more information about our study:

The purpose of our current research is to identify molecules in the saliva, called microRNAs, which can serve as biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease. We are hoping to identify specific microRNAs that are present in higher levels in the saliva of Parkinson’s patients compared to controls. By doing this, we may be able to diagnose this disease at an earlier stage and also improve our understanding of the disease.

 

More information on our study can be found at http://upstate.edu/parkinsonstudy. We are also looking for healthy controls that match the ages of our Parkinson’s subjects. Often, the spouses of the Parkinson’s patients serve as great controls, and the appointments can be completed together.

Our study involves a single appointment, which lasts approximately 1 hour. During the appointment, we ask for a saliva sample and a medical history. We also perform a complete assessment with the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale and detailed functional assessments to examine balance and motor function as well as cognitive and sensory function. Subjects who participate in the study receive immediate feedback about their level of performance in the various test measures. Additionally, all subjects receive $25 compensation.  
More information on our study can be found at http://upstate.edu/parkinsonstudy. We are also looking for healthy controls that match the ages of our Parkinson’s subjects. Often, the spouses of the Parkinson’s patients serve as great controls, and the appointments can be completed together. 


YOPD 2017 meeting dates

YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE
(YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP
MEETING INFORMATION

➢ The YOPD will be meeting every January through April on the third Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville 12205

For 2017 the meeting dates are:
• Saturday, April 15

➢ Starting in May and every other month meetings will be the fourth Monday.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Route 7 Diner, 1090 Troy Schenectady Road (across from Keeler Motors), Latham

Diner dates are:

• Monday, May 22
• Monday, July 24
• Monday, September 25
• Monday, November 27

➢ Meetings for June, August, October, and December will be the third Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Dates are:

• Saturday, June 17
• Saturday, August 19
• Saturday, October 21
• Saturday, December 16

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