Education & Research
Monthly Education Meetings
Educational seminars are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 am - 12:00 Noon. Meeting Schedule
The Information and Referral Center ( I & R Center) at Emory University School of Medicine serves as a resource to the local community for referrals and education on Parkinson's disease. As a part of the country's largest grass roots organization with the duel mission "To Ease the Burden, To Find the Cure," the national American Parkinson Disease Association has established 62 Information & Referral Centers nation wide.
Services provided by the APDA I&R center are as follows:
- Provides information and resources about Parkinson's disease to patients, their families, healthcare professionals and the community.
- Statewide Support Groups
- Comprehensive resource referral network for Parkinsonians' needs
- Quarterly Newsletters
- Enhances public education and awareness of Parkinson's disease.
If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with or has Parkinson's disease, call the Georgia/South Carolina I&R Center for support and education at 404-728-6552.
APDA Information and Referral Center at Emory University School of Medicine
Wesley Woods Health Center
APDA I&R Center Coordinator
1841 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
New RESEARCH STUDIES - February 2015 and August 2015
Do you have diagnosed Parkinson’s disease?
A research study at the Atlanta VA Rehab R&D Center is looking at effects of Tango and Health Education on mobility, cognition and brain activity in people with Parkinson’s disease. This research study requires three, 3-4 hour visits that include mobility and cognitive testing and functional magnetic resonance imaging, requiring lying in a MRI scanner for 1 hour. You will also be asked to participate in either 20 tango dance OR 20 health education lessons, which will meet for 1 ½ hours, 2 times per week for 12 weeks. For information, please call Dr. Madeleine E. Hackney @ 404-321-6111 ext. 5006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org