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John Barth and Team BluFrog Train for Triatholon – September 07, 2015

24 Aug

In 2013, NSTA friend and member John Barth successfully completed the Houston Town Lake Triathlon under Team NSTA during Labor Day weekend. Team NSTA’s Fundraising goal was set at $5,000. The team raised $5,900 for our organization surpassing their goal. Coming in 2nd place in the Giving Challenge meant an additional $750 was donated to […]

Zent-A-Thon 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser – May 30, 2015

03 Apr

A Fundraiser for Movement Disorders May 30, 2015 NSTA along with the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation (www.pmdf.org) are going to host a 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California. The event would help raise funds for both organizations while spreading awareness about Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders. Registration is only $20. […]

Online Research Study on Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia (Uploaded 03.02.15)

02 Mar

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia Description of project: We are conducting an online research study related to the correlation between various reproductive, hormonal and environmental factors with cervical dystonia. Your participation will take approximately 30 minutes and will require the completion of an online questionnaire. To participate: • You […]

Merz North America Pledges $1,000,000 in Fellowship Grants to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF)

19 Dec

Merz North America Pledges $1,000,000 in Fellowship Grants to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) November 10, 2014 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merz North America (U.S. affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group), today announced that it will award up to $1,000,000 in grants to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation’s (DMRF) Clinical […]

Online Research Study on Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia (Uploaded 12.04.14)

01 Oct

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia Description of project: We are conducting an online research study related to the correlation between various reproductive, hormonal and environmental factors with cervical dystonia. Your participation will take approximately 30 minutes and will require the completion of an online questionnaire. To participate: • You […]

Mark S. LeDoux, M.D., Ph.D.

04 Jun

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Mark S. LeDoux, M.D., Ph.D.   Mark S. LeDoux, M.D., Ph.D.  is a professor of neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, as well as the director of both the Dystonia Clinic and the Movement Disorders Research Laboratories. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Dystonia Doctor […]

Drake Duane, M.D.

04 Jun

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Drake Duane, M.D. Drake D. Duane, M.D. is a behavioral neurologist, who is also interested in focal cervical dystonia, essential tremor and tics; the first two on the basis of an unusual experience with spasmodic torticollis while on the staff of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and the last in […]

Monica Joshi, PT

27 May

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Monica Joshi, PT Monica Joshi, PT, is the founder and President of Back in the Game. She earned her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1985 from University of Bombay, India and has practiced consistently since that time. In 1995 she was certified in the McKenzie method for treating spine disorders. In […]

Devin Binder, M.D., Ph.D.

27 May

2014 Symposium Guest Speakers Devin K. Binder, M.D., PhD Dr. Devin K. Binder grew up in Berkeley, California. He attended Harvard University, majoring in Biological Anthropology, and he was awarded the prestigious Hoopes Prize for his summa cum laude senior honors thesis “Serotonin and behavioral state.” Aspiring to pursue both neuroscience and clinical medicine, he […]