Parkinson’s disease is the second most frequent neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, affecting millions of people throughout the world. About 1 million Americans are afflicted with the disease and related “Parkinsonian” movement disorders. The risk of developing the disease increases with age, and the average age of diagnosis is 60. Thus, with an aging population, about 2 million Americans will be living with the disease by 2030.
Dr. Nicolas Phielipp’s Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Research team aims to identify clinical biomarkers to better understand and treat this devastating progressive disease. With a dedicated team of neuroscience faculty researchers and fellows, he will identify and record the objective markers of the disease through deep phenotyping, which incorporates simple and inexpensive clinical assessment, blood work, brain-imaging, and genomics, which can be replicated worldwide. The UCI Health Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Clinic annually treats over 2,445 patients, and is our region’s benchmark for treatment of Parkinson’s and movement disorders. UCI Health Neurology physician-researchers like Dr. Nicolas Phielipp are truly leading the way to a cure. Your support is vital.
UCI Health Neurology participates in many leading-edge research studies including: improving functional recovery after stroke; mapping white matter tracts in epilepsy; novel treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS (multiple sclerosis) and ALS (amyotropic lateral sclerosis); understanding neurodegeneration; and developing stem cell therapies for neurological disorders. The skill and expertise of our physician and researchers, coupled with their devotion to the highest level of patient care, has earned UC Irvine Health Neurology a number of national distinctions.
Our team’s goal today is to receive 25 donations to unlock a $50,000 Challenge Gift by generous donors Kevin & Denise Cassin. They are excited and hope you will join them in supporting the hard work of the UCI Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Team. Please give to this campaign and share with friends and family so they can join you on this important effort. With your help, we can achieve our goal!
Alternatively, you can give to the Neurology General Support Fund, which supports our Neurology programs including: ALS, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s, Stroke, and Neurocritical Care.