Jefferson Physicians

Neuroscience Outcomes and Research 2020 - Vol 5


In volume 5, we highlight the work Jefferson Health is doing in the area of the debilitating motor symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBmE; Tsao-Wei Liang, MD; Ashwini Sharan, MD; and others are studying high-frequency deep-brain stimulation and the use of diffusion-weighted imaging to better understand brain microarchitecture in these patients to help lessen some of the symptoms of PD.

Richard Smeyne, PhD and his group are examining the signals that lead to initiation of this disease as well as how we might arrest its progression.