Fighting Parkinson’s Disease

Brain Science

The U of M Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research, directed by MSI PI Jerrold Vitek (professor and head, Neurology), was recently awarded a new $11.3M grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue its research into using deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat Parkinson’s disease. The grant will fund projects that seek to improve DBS techniques and other therapies tailored to individual patients. A story about this grant and the work of the Udall Center appears on the Medical School’s website: U of M Udall Center Secures $11.3M to Continue Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation Research.

Professor Vitek uses MSI resources for research into Parkinson’s disease.