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Harry McMurtry

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UHN PD Research Facilities

UHN PD Research Facilities

Check out Dr. Fasano’s video explainer on CRANIA’s new gait analysis lab and how it is uses immersive lab technology to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Chef Spotlight: Donna Dooher

Chef Spotlight: Donna Dooher

Donna Dooher has been a prominent part of Toronto’s restaurant scene since she opened the Mildred Pierce Restaurant in 1989. Today, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, is a showcase for her passion for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

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Chef Spotlight: Joanne Yolles

Chef Spotlight: Joanne Yolles

Joanne Yolles has been an active member of Porridge for Parkinson’s since 2007. She was well known for her amazing desserts at Scaramouche and Pangaea before becoming an instructor at George Brown Chef School.

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2019 Fellowships

2019 Fellowships

Dr. Daniel Garbin Di Luca and Dr. Diana Olszewska | Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Fellowships.

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2019 Highlights

2019 Highlights

The 2019 brunch featured celebrity chefs and special guests from media and medicine. The proceeds are supporting groundbreaking research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

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2017 Graduate Student Award

2017 Graduate Student Award

Dr. Alexandre Boutet | Demystifying neuromodulation of dysfunctional brain circuits in Parkinson’s disease patients with deep brain stimulation using high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging.

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Evan Siddall: 2017 Guest Speaker

Evan Siddall: 2017 Guest Speaker

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014, Evan Siddall co-founded the Growling Beaver Brevet, a cycling charity event that helps people with Parkinson’s to “live well today.” It debuted in 2015 with great success.

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2013 Graduate Student Award

2013 Graduate Student Award

Dr. Jean-Francois Daneault | Subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: Effect on the mobility of patients and their caregiver

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2013 Graduate Student Award

2013 Graduate Student Award

Dr. Karl Grenier | interaction between PINK1 and the Mitochondrial Processing Peptidase: Defining the role of Mitochondrial import defects in Parkinson’s Disease.

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2009 Pilot Project Grant

2009 Pilot Project Grant

Dr. Michael Schlossmacher | Characterization and validation of pharmacologically-driven signaling pathways to lower alpha-synuclein:
Implications for Parkinson.

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