Tag Archives: Dr. James Beck

Interview with Dr. Eidelberg at AAN

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs At the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting in Toronto, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with David Eidelberg, M.D., this year’s PDF-AAN Movement Disorder Research Awardee. Dr. Eidelberg is a Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and Director of both the Center of Neurosciences at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and of the Movement Disorders and Functional Neuroimaging Center at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems. He has been hailed as an innovative thinker who has developed new ideas to advance… read more Read More

Watch for Next Tuesday’s Interview with Dr. Eidelberg

From James Beck, Ph.D., Director of Research Programs Do you have questions about brain imaging and its potential for diagnosing and measuring Parkinson’s? Submit your questions now to PDF and we’ll bring them directly to the experts. Next week, I’ll be interviewing David Eidelberg, M.D., during the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurology (AAN) in Toronto, Canada, a major event that brings together neurologists from all over world. During the AAN meeting, Dr. Eidelberg will become the tenth recipient of the PDF-endowed Movement Disorders Research Award. He is being recognized for his work in brain imaging and Parkinson’s…. read more Read More

Who Has Parkinson’s?

From James Beck Ph.D., Director of Research Programs When battling a disease of unknown origin, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), knowledge is power. Knowing something even as simple as the number of people living with the disease, or its prevalence, is very important. With Parkinson’s, knowledge of prevalence and incidence can help not only to appropriately advocate for scarce healthcare resources and research dollars but, when tied with other information like location, age, and gender, it can also shed light onto possible causes of the disease itself, e.g., environmental factors. However, determining the prevalence of PD is not simple. While some… read more Read More