Dr. Irene Litvan along with Fifty-one faculty members and researchers at the University of California San Diego are among the world's most influential in their fields.
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In- Residence) Opening
The position is designed for clinicians interested in becoming members of an interdisciplinary team. The successful candidates(s) will participate in the clinical assessment and management of patients with movement disorders in an academic environment. For more information and how to apply Click Here.
Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow Opening
The Parkinson & Other Movement Disorders Center is seeking a highly motivated research fellow to work on ongoing phase II state of the art therapeutic clinical trials and NIH biomarker studies of patients with various parkinsonian disorders. We are expecting a motivated individual with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a research team. Click here for more information.
Study to Examine Possible Effects of Cannabis Compound for Common Movement Disorder ( PI: Fatta Nahab, MD)
Researchers at University of California School of Medicine are preparing to launch a novel clinical trail to examine the safety, efficacy and pharmacological properties of cannabis as a potential treatment for adults with essential tremor (ET). Currently, ET is treated using repurposed medications originally developed for high blood pressure or seizures. Surgery is another option. Scheduled for early 2019, the phase I/II trial will assess efficacy and tolerability of an oral cannabis formulation comprised of cannabidiol (CBD) and low-dose tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This will be the first time this combination has been studies for treatment of ET. Sign up to receive information about the study.
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Progress on Parkinson's Research and Treatment
Our Movement Disorder Center led by
Irene Litvan, MD, is now designated as a
Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence and as a
Center of Care for PSP and atypical parkinsonian disorders. Find out about our progress in diagnosing and treating Parkinson's disease.
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