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2nd Annual Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium
September 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Headlined by the internationally recognized scientist Jeffrey Hausdorff, PhD, Director of the Laboratory for the Analysis of Gait and Neurodynamics at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Senior Lecturer at the Sackler School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. With a background in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, Dr. Hausdorff studies neurodynamics and the application of statistical physics to the study of gait and other physiological parameters (e.g., tremor, cardiac rhythms) with a special focus on aging and falls in older adults and patients with Parkinson’s disease. In general, the goal of his research is to more completely and precisely quantify normal and pathophysiologic function so that we may better identify, predict, and, ultimately, prevent age- and Parkinson disease-related changes in gait and balance.
In addition to Dr. Hausdorff’s keynote address, there will be talks from a variety of researchers pursuing research on PD and related diseases using a variety of approaches (e.g., animal model, human imaging etc.)