2013 Graduate Student Award

Subthalamic deep brain stimulation

Dr. Jean-Francois Daneault | McGill University

$30,000 (2 years) In memory of Delphine Martin Graduate Student Award

Project: Subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: Effect on the mobility of patients and their caregiver

This funding allowed Dr Daneault to complete his PhD studies on the impact of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on mobility in PD patients. The results of this study (published in Movement Disorder) along with the results of another study (published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease) have direct clinical implications for the management of patients with PD scheduled for deep brain stimulation.

At the time of this award, Dr. Jean-Francois Daneault was pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, at Harvard Medical School where he will be developing new techniques and methods for the detection and management of PD.