To all of those that attended the PSG’s 32nd Annual Meeting & 34th Annual Symposium, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Three years was a long time for us to be apart as an organization, and that made us value this year’s meeting so much more. We hope that if this was your first time attending, that you felt welcomed and that it will be the first of many. In an effort to continue to grow and learn, we would appreciate if you could take a minute to complete our post-meeting survey.

Thank you again, and we hope to see you in 2023!

PSG 2022-2023 Mentored
Clinical Research Awardee

Mitra Afshari, MD, MPH

Dr. Mitra Afshari is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Rush University in Chicago, IL, Division of Movement Disorders Neurology where she works as a clinician, deep brain stimulation specialist, young investigator, and Associate Fellowship Director.  Mitra is originally from Chicago, where she completed her undergraduate (Biomedical Engineering), medical school, and residency training at Northwestern University. She completed her fellowship at the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), where she received comprehensive training in neuromodulation for Movement Disorders and her research interest in technology-enabled care blossomed under the auspices of Drs. Nicholas Galifianakis, Caroline Tanner, and Jill Ostrem. Mitra’s research career goal is to become an independent health services researcher, interfacing technology and clinical care to develop innovative and accessible clinical care solutions for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. This goal reflects her training in Biomedical Engineering, Public Health, and Movement Disorders Neurology. The project Mitra will be working on, under the fine mentorship of Dr. Christopher Goetz, involves the testing of a novel and innovative telemedicine-based protocol to improve home safety and prevent falls in PD patients. The data from this project is informing a larger trial for fall prevention for which she has submitted an NIH K23 proposal.      

Call for Applications

PSG 2022 - 2023 Mentorship Programs

Deadline for applications is September 16, 2022

The PSG Visiting Mentorship Program (VMP)

This program strives to promote the continued development of newly-trained movement disorders clinicians/researchers into world-class investigators. This year, the PSG has funding for up to four mentor/mentee pairs. Applications must be submitted by September 16, 2022.

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PSG Clinical Research Coordinator Visiting Mentorship Program (CVMP)

This is an initiative that focuses on the mentorship of new coordinators/sites that are committed to clinical research in the Parkinson arena. While there are several trainings and resources that a new coordinator can utilize, there is no substitute for a personal mentor-mentee relationship.

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Upcoming Credentialing Deadline

Quarterly application review:

October 10, 2022

All primary investigators on PSG studies must be credentialed, as well as sub-investigators.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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