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Safety and Efficacy of VY-AADC01 for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Principal Investigator: Paul Larson, M.D.
Contact: Marin Thompson, MS, CCRP
415-353-9666
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AADC Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
Closed to Recruitment
Principal Investigator: Paul Larson, M.D.
Contact: Marin Thompson, MS, CCRP
415-353-9666
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A Phase 2A Safety and Biomarker Study of EPI-589 in Subjects with Mitochondrial Subtype and Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease
Principal Investigators: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D. and Jill Ostrem, M.D.
Contact: Danilo.Romero, B.A.
415-353-8328
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Computer-assisted Automated Deep Brain Stimulation Programming for Patients with Movement Disorders
Principal Investigator: Jill Ostrem, M.D., Svjetlana Miocinovic, M.D., Ph.D., and Kyle Mitchell, M.D.
Contact: Kyle Mitchell, M.D.
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Chronic Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Cortical Local Field Potentials in Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia (Activa PC+S /Brain Radio)
Principal Investigator: Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Sheila Rajagopalan, B.A.
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Colonoscopy Biopsy and Alpha-Synuclein in Premotor PD
Principal Investigators: Samuel Goldman, Ph.D. and Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Not enrolling

Cortical Recordings to Evaluate Anxiety, Depression and Impulsivity in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Principal Investigator: Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D. and Coralie De Hemptinne, Ph.D.
Contact: Coralie De Hemptinne, Ph.D.
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Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders: Study of Patient Outcomes
Principal Investigator: Jill Ostrem, M.D.
Contact: Kristen Dodenhoff, B.A.
415-353-1555
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Deep Brain Stimulation in Area LC for Chronic Tinnitus
Principal Investigators: Paul Larson, M.D. and Steven Cheung, M.D.
Contact: Sarah Wang, Ph.D.
415-353-7885
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Delivery of Psychiatric Care to Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Using Telemedicine
Principal Investigators: Andreea Seritan, M.D. and Jill Ostrem, M.D.
Contact: Danilo.Romero, B.A.
415-353-8328
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Does Outpatient Palliative Care Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes in Parkinson’s Disease?
Movement Disorders Center Supportive Care Clinic
Principal Investigators: Maya Katz, M.D. and Nicholas Galifianakis, M.D., M.P.H.
Contact: Kevin Park, MBBS
415-353-9453
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Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease on Tinnitus
Principal Investigators: Paul Larson, M.D. and Steven Cheung, M.D.
Contact: Sarah Wang, Ph.D.
415-353-7885
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Endotoxin Exposure and Risk of Parkinsonism
Principal Investigator: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Not enrolling

FOUND in PPMI (Follow Up of People with Neurodegenerative Diseases)
Principal Investigators: Samuel Goldman, Ph.D. and Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Kathleen Comyns, M.P.H.
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Functional and Structural Differences in Brain Connectivity between Primary and Secondary Dystonia in Children and young Adults
Principal Investigators: Amy Viehoever, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Kristen Dodenhoff, B.A..
415-353-9453
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Genetics of Movement Disorders
Principal Investigators: Marta San Luciano, M.D., M.S. and Jill Ostrem, M.D.
Contact: Kristen Dodenhoff, B.A.
415-353-1555
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Implantable Neurostimulator for the Treatment of Parkinson’s disease (Boston Scientific INTREPID Study)
Principal Investigators: Jill Ostrem, M.D. and Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Danilo.Romero, B.A.
415-353-8328
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LRRK2 Environmental Analysis
Principal Investigator: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Data analysis only; not enrolling

Medications for Movement Disorders
Principal Investigator: Jill Ostrem, M.D. and Karen Merchant
Not enrolling

More Than a Movement Disorder: Applying Palliative Care to Parkinson’s Disease
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Galifianakis, M.D., M.P.H. and Maya Katz, M.D.
Contact: Jana Guenther, B.A.
415-514-8273
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MtDNA Damage as a Biomarker for Environmental Mitochondrial Toxicity
Principal Investigators: Samuel Goldman, Ph.D. and Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Not enrolling

Non-Invasive Scalp EEG to study Brain Circuits in Movement Disorders
Principal Investigator: Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Sheila Rajagopalan, B.A.
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The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI)
Principal Investigator: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Farah Kausar, Ph.D.
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PD in the Honolulu Asia Aging Study
Principal Investigator: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Not enrolling

Physiology of the Basal Ganglia and Thalamus
Principal Investigator: Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Sheila Rajagopalan, B.A.
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Polychlorinated Biphenols and PD, a Case Control Study in Alaska Natives
Principal Investigators: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D. and Samuel Goldman, Ph.D.
Data analysis only; not enrolling

Possible Effects of Solvents in Bay Area Auto Workers (BASS-S)
Principal Investigator: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Kathleen Comyns, M.P.H.
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Rechargeable Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): Patient Satisfaction and Experience
Principal Investigator: Jill Ostrem, M.D., Monica Volz, N.P., and Kyle Mitchell, M.D.
Contact: Kyle Mitchell, M.D.
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Thalamic DBS for Secondary Dystonia
Principal Investigators: Amy Viehoever, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Kristen Dodenhoff, B.A..
415-353-9453
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Trichloroethylene and Parkinson’s diease
Principal Investigators: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D. and Samuel Goldman, Ph.D.
Data analysis only; not enrolling


MDNC - Completed Research Studies


Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Dystonia (STN DBS)
Principal Investigators: Jill Ostrem, M.D. and Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Kristen Dodenhoff, B.A.
415-353-1555
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Epidemiology of Dystonia in a Multiethnic Population: Diagnostic Delay in Dystonia
Principal Investigators: Sara LaHue, M.D., Erica Byrd, M.D., Samuel Goldman, Ph.D., and Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Sara LaHue, M.D./Erica Byrd, M.D.
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Interventional MRI (iMRI) for implantation of Deep Brain Stimulator Electrodes
Principal Investigators: Philip Starr, M.D., Ph.D., Paul Larson, M.D., Alastair Martin, Ph.D., and Jill Ostrem, M.D.
Contact: Sarah Wang, Ph.D.
415-353-7885
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Interventional MRI (iMRI) Patient Satisfaction and Experience
Principal Investigators: Sara LaHue, M.D., Maya Katz, M.D., and Jill Ostrem, M.D.
Contact: Sara LaHue, M.D.
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NAC CSF Biomarker Study
Principal Investigator: Maya Katz, M.D.
Contact: Maya Katz, M.D.
415-353-7631
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Prodromal features of PD, DLB, MSA, PSP
Principal Investigators: Sara LaHue, M.D., Samuel Goldman, Ph.D., and Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Sara LaHue, M.D.
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RACE PD - Remote Access to Care, Everywhere: Using Telemedicine to Deliver Patient-Centered Care to Patients with Parkinson’s disease
Principal Investigators: Nicholas Galifianakis, M.D., M.P.H. and Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Danilo.Romero, B.A.
415-353-8328
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Safety and Effectiveness of Cala ONE Device for Essential Tremor
Principal Investigators: William Marks, Jr., M.D., Cameron Dietiker, M.D., and Nijee Luthra, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Kristen Dodenhoff, B.A./Michael Dodge, B.A.
415-353-1555/415-353-8328
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Survey of Technology-Related Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson’s disease
Principal Investigators: Nicholas Galifianakis, M.D., M.P.H. and Erica Byrd, M.D.
Contact: Danilo Romero, B.A.
415-353-8328
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Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Secondary Dystonia in Children and Young Adults
Principal Investigator: Amy Viehoever, MD, PhD
Contact: Kristen Dodenhoff, BA
Phone: 415-353-1555
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Trichloroethylene and Parkinson’s diease
Principal Investigators: Caroline Tanner, M.D., Ph.D. and Samuel Goldman, Ph.D.
Data analysis only; not enrolling

St. Jude/ANS Libra Deep Brain Stimulation System for Patients with Essential Tremor
Principal Investigator: Jill Ostrem, M.D.
Contact: Monica Volz, N.P.
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Use of Liftware Spoon Device for Non-Invasive Measurement and Reduction of Hand Tremor
Principal Investigators: Jill Ostrem, M.D. and Svjetlana Miocinovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact: Sarah Wang, Ph.D.
415-353-7885
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